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Coaching

As a coach, you have many responsibilities and duties. You serve as a mentor, a leader, and role model for not only your players but your community. Professional development and continuing education are critical to the advancement of our coaches and our players. In order to create a safe environment that will allow us to maximize the potential of our players, we must constantly challenge ourselves to raise the level of our teaching, coaching, and instruction. This is the primary goal of the Coaching Education program within Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA).

Coaching Requirements

Checklist for all MYSA Coaches & Admin:

How To Complete Requirements For Your Coaching Profile


ALL coaches, new or returning, will be required to do a complete the online SafeSport Risk Management course (or yearly refresher) as well as a yearly background check.

Please contact Jeff Muhr – DOC@moyouthsoccer.org with any questions.


USSF Coaching License Pathway

USSF Coaching License Pathway

USSF Player Age Matrix

USSF Player Age Matrix

The New Grassroots Pathway

In an effort to further improve the grassroots soccer environment for both players and coaches, U.S. Soccer has restructured the foundation of its coaching license pathway. The new Grassroots Licensing Courses, which replace the F and E License Courses, offer an a-la-carte approach meant to empower coaches with an education that is relevant to their specific coaching needs. The Grassroots Licenses will help coaches ensure fun, enjoyable, and developmentally appropriate environments for their players. 

For more details on the new Grassroots Coaching Initiative, please view the links below:

READ :  Five Things to Know About the Grassroots Pathway Coaching Initiative
READ :  Five Things to Know About the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
READ :  Five Things to Know About U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives

Coaches may also consider the resources available from US Youth Soccer. Visit the USYS Coaching Education page

Missouri Collegiate Programs
MYSA maintains a list of Collegiate Soccer Programs inside the state as a resource for Coaches and Players. 

Coaching Resources
MYSA has collected a wide-ranging set of resources to help you in your coaching education, from lesson plans, books, websites, articles, and videos. We’ve collected them in an extensive set of links you can find on our Coaching Resources Page. Let us know if you’ve found something we should add to the list by emailing  DOC@moyouthsoccer.org!