F.U.N. Coaching Courses!
VYSA Coaching Education is pleased to announce the creation of two new entry level coaching courses that will assist coaches to be successful on the field with these young age groups.
The courses use the acronym FUN, which in the end,
is why young players want to play soccer to begin with!
F: Facilitate an age appropriate learning environment for young players
U: Understand the physical, psychological and technical aspects that allow a young player to progress 
N: Nurture and instill a love for the game in all the players in your charge

Each course will consider the role of the coach and what it means to create a FUN environment. To successfully coach a player, a coach must know what makes them go, how to motivate them and how to instill a life-long love of the game.
FUN U6-U8:  Introductory Coaching and Field Module

This course examines the U6 and U8 player and provides tips and practical sessions for a coach to provide a FUN and positive learning experience for this youngest age group.

FUN U8-U10:  Introductory Coaching and Field Module

This is the “Golden Age” of player development and providing the right environment is crucial to keeping players engaged. Dynamic technical activities and the small sided game will be presented to help the coach step on the field confident that he/she will provide a creative, positive and instructional training session for their young players.


Each course takes three hours with 1 hour dedicated to classroom instruction and 2 hours spent on field work.
Request your course dates now! Don't wait and miss out!

The registration fee for each
F.U.N. Module is $30


US Soccer Announces National "F" Coaching License
The “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online,
intended for all parents and coaches of youth players.
The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun,
activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players.
(This is NOT the same course as any VYSA U6-U8, U8-U10, or U10-U12 F module you may have taken in the past.)

As of June 1, 2015, this online "F" course is a pre-requisite for the National "E" License.

For more information and to complete this online course,
VYSA Coaching Education Instructors
Each instructor of the VYSA Coaching Education Staff will hold either an US Soccer ’A’ or US Soccer ’B’ License,will be experienced in the practical application of the National Youth License and have successfully completed an apprentice program.
New Fee Schedule beginning September 1, 2015

The 2015-2016 VYSA budget approved by the VYSA Membership this past June includes an increase in Coaching Education course fees. VYSA subsidizes the cost of Coaching Education, which results in reduced course fees for our members. As a result, E and D License course fees are higher for non VYSA members (those who are not members of a VYSA member organization, regardless of residence).

The cost of VYSA Coaching Education courses as of September 1, 2015, is as follows:

Coaching Education Course

Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

FUN module 



E License course



D License course



Virginia Metro-DC Coaching Education Program

VYSA State Office
5450 Southpoint Plaza Way
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: 540 693 1430
Fax: 540 693 1440


Gordon Miller
Technical Director
Email:      vysatd@vysa.com
Paul Shaw
Coaching Education Director
Email:      Paul@vysa.com
Jackie Burket
Coordinator, Coaching Education
Email:      Jackie@vysa.com


Touchline Article "Tournamentitis"

On any given weekend throughout the calendar year, there is an exorbitant amount of youth soccer tournaments: recreation tournaments, travel team tournaments, college showcase tournaments, 3v3 tournaments, 8v8 tournaments, all-star tournaments - the list goes on and on.  Is this the right way to develop our talent? While the experience of traveling with your team and bonding with them over a weekend is admirable and enjoyable, are we really helping you to improve as soccer players?

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