Coach Resources

Coaching Education Requirements for Competitive Teams

Club Director of Coaching or Technical Director

A Club Director of Coaching/Technical Director is defined as an individual coach who is directly involved with the hiring and/or releasing of coaches for the club.  Additionally,  they  oversee the overall education of coaches, players and parents. These positions play a vital role in implementing coaching education policies on behalf of Kentucky Youth Soccer. A volunteer is defined as a  person who receives no payment or expense reimbursement for their services.

Full-Time Select & Recreational:  

U.S. Soccer “C” License

Part-Time Select & Recreational:  

U.S. Soccer “C” License

Volunteer Select & Recreational:  

U.S. Soccer “D” License

9U Academy Directors:

U.S. Soccer “D” License

Select/Academy Soccer Coaches

The minimum coaching standards incorporating the new US Soccer Grassroots Licenses will commence September 1, 2018 and will be effective immediately.

9U-10U Select/Academy Teams:

Head Coach:  7v7 & 9v9 In Person License or U.S. Soccer “E” License

Assistant Coach:  7v7 & 9v9 In Person License or U.S. Soccer “E” License

10U–12U Select Teams:

Head Coach:  9v9 & 11 In Person License or U.S. Soccer “E” License

Assistant Coach:  9v9 & 11 In Person License or U.S. Soccer “E” License

13U–19U Select Teams:

Head Coach:        U.S. Soccer “D” License

Assistant Coach:   U.S. Soccer “D” License

Any coach with the NSCAA National Diploma or above obtained prior to 2009 will be grandfathered in under the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association minimum coaching standards. If that coach chooses to start the US Soccer Pathway, they will have to begin with the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Course.

All new coaches will have a six-month grace period to begin the US Soccer Coaching Pathway. Coaches that don’t hold the minimum required license for the age group they are coaching must show that they are in the process of working toward earning the appropriate license.


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