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Gulf Coast Soccer is pleased to annouce that we will be hosting a USSF National E License Course this summer June 24-26, 2016. The focus of this course is to improve a coach's ability to positively influence individual players and teams. We encourage all coaches who may need to take this course in the next 1-3 years to take advantage of the opportunity to take it at our home club. If you have any questions about the course, its content or licensing in general, please contact Robert Parr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Registration Fee: $125 (Students with valid ID - $25)

NOTE: GCYSC will reimburse GC coaches for the cost of this course upon completion. 

Location: Gulf Coast Soccer Complex, 5601 Twin City Hwy, Port Arthur, TX. 77642

Schedule: June 24-26, 2016

  • Friday: 5:30-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm (with breaks for lunch and dinner)
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm (with a break for lunch)

Course Length: 18 hours of instruction (5 hours classroom, 13 hours field)

Should extended time be needed to fully cover course content—candidates are expected to attend.

Prerequisites: Complete USSF F and complete ALL Pre-Course Assignments.

URL to complete USSF F:

URL for Pre-Course Assignments:

Minimum age: 16 Years old

Testing: None

Course Description: The National “E” is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepare interested coaches for the 36-hour “D” license course. There are assignments to be completed prior to attending the National E. The field sessions for this course are physically demanding.

What is the “E” License?

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of our Long Term Athlete Development Model
  • Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses

What are the specific target outcomes of the course?

  • Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development
  • Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session
  • Demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game
  • Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment (3v3 to 9 v 9 adaptable to local competition structure)

USSF "E" License FAQ's

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Deadline to Register: June 22, 2016