SCYSC Coaching Program - Coaching Education Credits
What are Coaching Credits?
The program consists of a series of workshops, diploma/licensing courses, on field demonstrations, competency assessments and mentoring opportunities provided annually to club coaches. Coaches have 12 months to achieve the minimum commitment of 10 coaching credits to be considered eligible for a coaching assignment in the subsequent calendar year.
Credits and Implementation
A schedule of workshops, events and courses will be published on the SCYSC website. Additional education opportunities will be added during the year, and coaches can also research their own education opportunities. Pre-registration for SCYSC opportunities will be required.
Coaches are encouraged to complete 10 or more Coaching Credits per year. To receive Coaching Credits, a coach must complete the event requirements (such as, full attendance, complete the assessment, a diploma etc). Credits will be tracked and records kept for each active coach.
SCYSC Formal Coaching Diplomas (Required)
The table identifies the minimal and most relevant diploma offered through National Soccer Coaches Association of America for each academy program. Equivalent awards/licenses offered by US Soccer will be accepted – contact David Newbery - firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss equivalencies.
In-house, Travel and Elite Coaches participate in SCYSC Coaching Education Program and earn Coaching Credits and Diplomas
Formal Coaching Diplomas Carryover
When a coach completes the age appropriate NSCAA Diploma (or equivalent), the Coaching Education Credits earned carryover to subsequent years as long as the Diploma is still relevant for the age group they are coaching. Numerous SCYSC coaches have previously earned a Diploma/equivalent for the age groups they coach.
Table: Listing of the required diploma courses related to the age of players and the SCYSC Academy programs the players participate in. Note the game format mandated by US Soccer are in effect: Elite introduced Fall 2015, In-house Spring 2017 and by Travel (Superliga) Fall 2017.