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Ohio North Youth Soccer Association (Ohio North) offers a comprehensive range of United States Soccer Federation (US Soccer) coaching education courses divided into "Parent-Coach" and "Professional" tracks.  

Parent coach track
The 3-hour U6/8 Course and the 14-hour U10/12 Course are designed to provide parent-coaches working at the local and travel levels with the soccer knowledge and coaching tools necessary to successfully navigate the youth soccer experience. There is no formal assessment in either course and playing background is not a requirement for certification.  

The Novice Coach Course is a 3-hour online, self-study course designed for local and travel coaches working with the U10, U12 and U14 age groups. The Novice Coach Course serves as the classroom component for travel-level coaches enrolled in the U10/12 Course. This is not a coaching license.

prof track
The "E" License and "D" License comprise the state levels of the US Soccer Professional Coaching Track.  

The "E" License is an 18-hour course and the prerequisite for the "D" License.   

The "D" license has been divided into two parts - the Instructional and Performance Phases - which must be separated by at least one season of active coaching (Deliberate Practice).

Both "E" and "D" courses require the completion of pre-course assignments and include formal coaching assessments.   

The National "D" License continues as the US Soccer prerequisite for coaches seeking to enter the national coaching track (C-B-A levels). Playing ability is not a prerequisite for successful completion of the "E" and "D" courses.  

Parent-coaches without a playing background are encouraged to attend the U10/12 Course or one of the NSCAA offerings to improve their soccer knowledge and coaching methods.     

coaching requirements
The Ohio North Coaching Education Standards, and recommendations, are summarized below.  


Minimum Requirement For...

Also Recommended For...

U6/8 Course


Community Level Coaches

Novice Coach Course 
U10 - U14
(Online Course)

 Travel Level Coaches

Community Level Coaches 

U10/12 Course

Travel Level Coaches

Community Level Coaches

D License

State League Coaches

Midwest Regional League Coaches

Travel Level Coaches


Ohio North also offers three specialist courses on an annual basis. The US Soccer National Youth License is held each June or July; while the NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeper Diplomas are offered periodically in conjunction with an Ohio North member club. 

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Brecksville, Ohio 44141
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