National Youth License
Coaching School in June

North Texas Soccer will be hosting the National Youth License (NYL) Coaching School in Frisco, June 14-16 and June 22-2. The location for coaches' meetings and field activities will be in the Frisco area.

The National Youth License focuses upon the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to coach them. The course curriculum covers ages from 4 thru 12 years old. Each day, the focus is upon one of the traditional soccer age groups of U6, U8, U10 or U12.

The National Youth License Coaching School is recommended for coaches in the various youth academy programs, directors of coaching for local playing associations, club academy coaching directors and those coaches who would like to improve their coaching skills at these age groups.

An "A"-licensed professional coach who attended the NYL said, "This is an 'A-license' course for those coaching these age groups."

The course explores the following: the role of the coach as a facilitator; the physical, mental and emotional needs and capabilities of players from 4-12; lessons from developmental psychology; and the art of teaching. Candidates are videotaped for analysis during live training sessions. The course combines both classroom (theory) and field (practical) session and concludes with written, oral, and practical examinations.

A National "D" coaching license or waiver from Director of Coaching and Player Development Gary Williamson ( is required to attend this coaching school.

The cost to attend the National Youth License Coaching School is $550 per coach, payable in full at registration. The registration deadline is June 3. This coaching school has limited space, so register early to reserve your spot. There is a reading requirement that must be completed before attending this coaching school. It can be found at

For questions, contact Brittany Campbell at

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