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Monday, February 28, 2022
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The National C License is an online and in-person course. PA West Soccer is hosting this course and it begins on February 28, 2022 with an online experience and will have one in-person meeting on July 14-17, 2022 in Bethel Park, PA.

The National C License is an online and in-person course, that begins on February 28, 2022 with an online experience and will have one in-person meeting on July 14-17, 2022 in Bethel Park, PA.

 

Coaches who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place agreed upon days and times (see below). Coaches may be asked to participate in the field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn. 

 

Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend all course meetings to be eligible to receive the license. 

 

Eligibility Requirements: 

In order to be considered for the U.S. Soccer C course, all candidates must meet the following prerequisites: 

·        At least 18 years of age

·        Have held a U.S. Soccer D license for at least 12 months OR meet the waiver guidelines 

·        Currently coaching

Waiver Guidelines: 

Applicants who hold certain foreign licenses or have a minimum amount of professional playing experience may be considered eligible without holding the U.S. Soccer D License.

Minimum pre-requisites:

• Certain foreign licenses (subject to review by U.S. Soccer) -OR-

• Applicant has two-(2) years playing experience with a Senior National Team and/or two-(2) years playing experience on a FIFA recognized “1st Division” outdoor professional team.

 

This information must be reflected on the coach’s LC profile. Official proof of playing and coaching experience must be provided via letter head from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organization from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organizations.

Interested candidates who wish to apply based on a waiver must submit an application directly to the hosting organization. 

 

Course Structure: 

1st Meeting - Online

·        Opening Webinar Date: (Monday, February 28, 2022) 

·        Opening Webinar Time: (7:00 - 8:30 PM) 

·        Opening Webinar Link: (Webinar Link will be e-mailed to you prior to February 25, 2022) 

. Expect to meet virtually at least once a week (not every week) on Tuesday and/or Thursday - 7:00-8.30 PM. 

 

Virtual Period: 

The Virtual Period is the time in between the pre-course meeting, the on-field component(s) and after the final field component. The Virtual Period will consist of weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules, live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor and small group meetings that are organized by the coaches. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place agreed upon days (Tues or Thurs) and times that will be announced during the pre-course meeting (each instructor group will establish their own meeting times - the times would include morning, afternoon, or evening options).

 

 It is vital that candidates have access to a 9v9 or 11v11 team during this period so that they can practically apply what they learned during the Virtual Period. 

  

On-Field Component - Bethel Park, PA

·        Date: (Thursday July 7 - Sunday July 10, 2022)

·        Time: 12:30 PM - coaches will report to the Host Hotel - Room TBD

·        Location: ( Bethel Park, PA) 

Starts Thursday 12:30 PM and Ends Sunday at Noon

 

HOST HOTEL: Crown Plaza Hotel, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, PA

Please contact Amy Fogle at afogle@pawest-soccer.org with any questions. 

 

To register: Click Here

 

 

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