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All Candidates must have taken, completed and passed the F License prior to registering for the E License. Candidates must provide a copy of their F license to the South Carolina Youth Soccer office prior to the start of the course. The link provided below will take you to the F License.

The National "E" license is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the "D" license course.


What are the key components of the "E" license course?

•Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.

•Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of U.S. Soccer's Long Term Athlete Development Model.

•Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.


What are the specific target outcomes of the course?

•Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development.

•Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.

•Demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game.

•Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment (3v3 to 9v9 adaptable to local competition structure).


Candidate Participation:

•Candidates must attend all lecture and field sessions to meet the requirements of the course.

•We ask that all candidates help/play in all field sessions if they are physically capable. If not then we ask that you remain involved by taking notes and helping move equipment etc.

•We ask that all candidates have proper attire for field sessions. Please do not go out and buy soccer shoes or shin guards. Regular athletic apparel will suffice.

•The instructor will provide soccer balls, cones and scrimmage vests.

• Candidates should have plenty of water to drink and a notebook and pen or pencil during field sessions as candidates will have assignments during the field sessions.

•All pre – course work/assignments will be due at beginning of the course on Friday evening. Any course work not turned in will result in failure of the course

Pre-Course Work:

Materials:       E Course Candidate Guide Book & Pre-course assignments – please use the link below to access the pre-course assignments and download the candidate workbook


Minimum of 15 candidates – Maximum of 36 Candidates per course

Course Calendar


Date: December 15-17, 2017

Columbia College

1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Cost: $150

Pre-Requisite – F License – No Exceptions

All Pre-Course work is due the first day of course

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If you have any questions regarding Coaching Education please contact Greg Vallee, SCYS Technical Director


South Carolina Youth Soccer

7436 Broad River Rd Bldg. 2, Suite 211, Irmo, SC 29063
803.749-4353(p)   803.749-4352(f)

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