North Texas to Host Two National Coaching Schools

North Texas will be hosting a USSF National Youth License Coaching School this coming January/February, 2012.

The National "D" Coaching Licenses is a prerequisite for the National Youth License Coaching School. No waiting period applies for those coaches wanting to attend the National Youth License Coaching School.

The National Youth License Coaching School is scheduled for Jan. 27-29, and Feb. 3-5, 2012. The National Youth License focuses upon the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to coach them. The course curriculum covers players ranging from age four to age 12. Each day of the course focuses on one of the traditional soccer age groups of U6, U8, U10 or U12. The course combines both classroom (theory) and field (practical) session and concludes with written, oral and practical examinations.

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

Many coaches consider the National Youth License as the "A" License for youth coaching. A National "D" Coaching license or waiver from the Director of Coaching and Player Development, Gary Williamson, is required to attend this coaching school.

The cost to attend the National Youth License is $550 per coach. A non-refundable deposit of $150 (cash or check/money order payable to North Texas Soccer) will reserve you a "seat" in this school with final payment on or before Jan. 23. This clinic is limited to 36 coaches, so register early. Check the North Texas Soccer website ( for registration details.

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