The National C License is an online and in-person course, hosted by PA West Soccer, 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 can expect weekly opportunities for learning that will feature a mixture of independent learning that uses online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. Coaches will be asked to partake in discussions, so we ask that each person has access to the internet and a web- camera with live video capabilities. Please come prepared to actively learn, as coaches may be asked to participate in the field component as either coaches or players.
Registered candidates are expected to attend all course meeting to be eligible to receive the license.
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
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.
• 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.
1st Meeting - Online
· Opening Webinar Date: (Monday, February 28, 2022)
· Opening Webinar Time: (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
· 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 PM-8:30 PM.
The Virtual Period is the time in between the pre-course meeting, the on-field component(s) and after the final field component. This period will consist of weekly learning opportunities, featuring a mixture of independent learning, live virtual meeting led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor and small group meeting organized by the coaches. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions, so each participant should have reliable internet access and a web-camera with 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's essential that candidates have access to a 9v9 or 11v11 team during this period so that what they learned during the Virtual Period can be practically applied.
On-Field Component - Bethel Park, PA
· Date: (Thursday July 7 - Sunday July 10, 2022)
· Time: 12:30PM - coaches will report to the Host Hotel - Room TBD
· Location: ( Bethel Park, PA)
Starts Thursday 12:30PM and Ends Sunday at Noon
HOST HOTEL: Crown Plaza Hotel, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, PA
Please contact Amy Fogle at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.