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Coaches Training Coaches

We are fortunate at T&C to have a great number of experienced and higher level licensed coaches. It is vital to the health of our club and to the level of training our players receive, that we help teach each other.

The challenge to this is the fact that Soccer is a game of ego and competition. We encourage an environment where T&C coaches place ego aside and help each other. Equally we hope coaches are willing to accept help when offered. The fact is that even the most experienced coach can learn something new since the game is always evolving.

In the spirit of this, T&C will arrange no-cost training sessions organized and run by our volunteer coaches. These events will be posted at the top of this page. If you have any interest in running one of these sessions, please contact the Coach Education Director (tcsocceredu@gmail.com).


Required Coaching License

It is required by South Texas Youth Soccer (STYSA) that only registered coaches are permitted in STYSA sanctioned events or games. In order to qualify as a registered coach or assistant coach you must:

“Hold a currently effective Coaching License or Certificate (as defined below) or obtain, within one year of initial registration as a coach, a Coaching License or Certificate.”

 A “Coaching License or Certificate” means a soccer coaching license or a certificate of completion issued by a course or training program that is currently approved by the STYSA Director of Coaching. The STYSA Director of Coaching shall maintain a list of all licenses, courses, programs and vendors that are approved for purposes of this rule."

South Texas Bylaws: http://www.stxsoccer.org/rules_and_bylaws/


Where should I begin?

Currently the best path to become a registered coach is through the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “F” Course. This is a 2-hour, entirely online course intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The cost of this course is $25, of which T&C will reimburse $12.50. Details for reimbursement can be found at the bottom of this page. 

The course can be found here: USSF F License


The ‘E’ License is open to all who hold a National ‘F’ License and is suggested for coaches of U9 – U12 players.

The ‘D’ License is open to all who hold a National ‘E’ License and is suggested for coaches of U13+ players.

For further information, visit the USSF Coaching Development page found here: http://www.ussoccer.com/coaching-education/overview


T&C is proud to be a Premier Club Member with the NSCAA. This partnership provides several benefits to our coaches and soccer families. As a T&C coach you will receive the following:

  • Level 1 Diploma Course with age appropriate modules

If you have not completed this course in the past, look for an email from the NSCAA after the start of each new season.

  • NSCAA Coaching Curriculum Manual

Found on tcsoccer.org using your coach’s login credentials

  • Coaches new to T&C and the NSCAA will receive a complimentary six-month membership to the NSCAA. You should receive a new membership email after the start of each new season.


The NSCAA membership includes:

  • Subscription to Soccer Journal, the official publication of the NSCAA
  • Access to the Online Resource Library
  • Discounts on Coaching Academy Courses
  • Discounts on the NSCAA Convention
  • $1 million in general liability insurance and access to group health insurance raters

Additional NSCAA Training and Certification

To compliment your USSF Certification, the NSCAA offers valuable training for the grass roots coach all the way through the high school and college level coach.

For further information, visit the NSCAA Education page.

T&C will host one or more NSCAA courses each year. Upcoming course are posted at the top of this page.


First Aid / CPR Training

We highly recommend coaches obtain First Aid / CPR training. Please note that T&C does not reimburse for these courses. An easy method to locate classes near you is through the American Red Cross.


Coach Education Rebates

T&C Soccer will reimburse our coaches for half the cost (up to $50) of a coaching certificate or license class under the following conditions:

•    The coach must be a rostered coach on a T&C Soccer team in the current or upcoming season.
•    The coach must present to the T&C Director of Coach Education documentation showing the date and cost of the course (receipt) and that the coach successfully completed the course and received the certificate/license (show me the license!).

To request reimbursement, please fill out the T&C Reimbursement Form and send it along with your receipt and certificate/license to the Coach Education Director (tcsocceredu@gmail.com)