The Long Island Junior Soccer League Coaching Academy, in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches, has developed a progressive series of courses that aim to guide coaches from beginner level (players age 4-8) through U19 competition. See below for an explanation of each course.
4v4 Diploma Course – This course meets the mandatory coaching license requirements for U9 and U10 travel coaches.
The LIJSL/United Soccer Coaches 4v4 Diploma Course is a three hour, in-person course designed for coaches with players ages 8 and under. The curriculum focuses on understanding both 8 and under and 6 and under children. It provides ideas for team activities and age appropriate training activities around a 4v4 game structure. Click Here to see a listing of current 4v4 Courses being offered.
7v7/9v9 Diploma Course
The LIJSL/United Soccer Coaches 7v7/9v9 Diploma Course is a combined nine hour, in-person course focused on the 12 and under player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games. The course has both field and classroom sessions. Click Here to see a listing of current 7v7/9v9 Courses being offered.
11v11 Diploma Course
The LIJSL/United Soccer Coaches 11v11 Diploma Course is a twelve hour, in-person course focused on the age 13 and above player. The diploma is designed for an intermediate coach. The curriculum focuses on the 11v11 game with topics including the modern numbering system, formations and systems of play, player competencies, and defensive and offensive tactics. There are both field and classroom sessions in the course. Click Here to see a listing of current 11v11 Courses being offered.
Level 1 GK Course
The LIJSL/United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Diploma Goalkeeping Course is a six hour course designed to provide, for the coach candidates, a basic and working knowledge for coaching goalkeepers. Topics covered include handling, positioning, footwork, communication, warm-ups and mental skills for successful goalkeeping. This course is designed to teach coaches to provide safe and meaningful goalkeeper training for youth and entry level goalkeepers. Click Here to see a listing of current Level 1 Goalkeeping Courses being offered.
For more information please contact the league office at (631) 648-9020, or the LIJSL Director of Coaching Education at CoachingAcademyDirector@hotmail.com
* Plus facility fee where applicable