U.S. Soccer "E" License

Important Note: *As per U.S. Soccer requirements all coaches must first complete their U.S. Soccer “F” License in order to participate in this “E” License course (there is no waiting period between completing your “F” License and beginning your “E” License).

This course will NOT run through U.S. Soccer’s Digital Coaching Center.

We are once again pleased to work with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association to offer the “E” License course at the Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic at Mohegan Sun.

“E” License candidates should read the information below carefully as pre-event coursework is required to participate in the “E” License this year and there is the possibility that some number of “E” License candidates might have to complete their “E” License Practical Field Test at Post-Event Testing Sites in several locations across Connecticut.

Instructors: CJSA Staff & MYSA Staff

IMPORTANT: To earn your “E” License, coaches MUST:

  • Already hold their U.S. Soccer National "F" License. There is no waiting period between completing your "F" License and beginning an "E" License course.
  • PRE-REGISTER for this “E” License Course offering & PAY their clinic registration fee in advance of the clinic.
  • Download the “E” License Candidate Guidebook: U.S. Soccer “E” License Guidebook (ALL “E” License candidates must either bring a printed or digital copy of this guidebook to the event).
  • Complete assigned pre-event coursework (required pre-event coursework outlined below) which must be handed in at the time of event registration on Thursday, February 23rd to CJSA/MYSA staff running the “E” License course.
  • Attend ALL required “E” License sessions at the Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic as listed on the Event Schedule page PLUS the additional “E” License Sessions listed below (these are also outlined on our general Event Schedule as well).

Required Additional “E” License Sessions:

(In addition to the following sessions, “E” License candidates also must attend ALL general clinic sessions)

At the clinic, please check in before 5PM on Thursday, February 23rd at General Event Registration in the pre-function area of the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. You will then need to check in with your “E” License Instructors. For planning purposes, you also must attend ALL clinic GENERAL FIELD SESSIONS as well as the following ADDITIONAL sessions to earn your “E” License (your instructor will review your course schedule as well on Thursday night):

Thursday, February 23, 2017:

  • 4:15 - 5:00PM: Event/”E” License Registration (must be checked-in by 5PM to participate in course)
  • 5:00 - 9:15PM: Required “E” License Session (Lecture/Upper Level Meeting Rooms in Mohegan Sun Convention Center)

Friday, February 24, 2017:

  • Attend outlined regular clinic sessions during day, including:
  • 8:10 - 9:00AM: Possession to Penetrate Session led by Mario Prata
  • 6:15 - 7:00PM: Required "E" License Session (Lecture/Upper Level Meeting Rooms in Mohegan Sun Convention Center)
  • 7:15 - 8:15PM: "E" License Field Session (Uncas Ballroom Field)

Saturday, February 25, 2017:

  • Attend outlined regular clinic sessions during day, including:
  • 12:00 - 1:00PM: Technical Dribbling & Shooting with Ian Mulliner (Uncas Ballroom Field)
  • 4:30 - 5:30PM: “E” License Field Session led by Mario Prata (Uncas Ballroom Field)
  • 5:30 - 8:45PM: "E" License Practical Field Testing** (All non-CT coaches should plan to attend this session; Uncas Ballroom Field)

“E” License Checklist

BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS with you to the Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic at Mohegan Sun:

  1. Copy of the U.S. Soccer “E” License Candidate Guidebook (print OR digital version).
  2. Evidence of your U.S. Soccer “F” License Course completion (diploma/email course completion confirmation).
  3. Printed certificate for completion of the Laws of the Game assignments, parts A & B.
    • Part A: Complete the U.S. Soccer Referee exam. “E” License candidates are required to complete modules 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17.
    • Part B: Research and write a brief report on the rationale of modified small-sided games rules. Read and review the modifications for the following FIFA Rules: 1 Field, 2 Ball, 3 Players, 5 Referee, 6 Assistant Referee, and 7 Duration of Game.
  4. Completed Team Management Pre-Course Assignment.
  5. Printed certificate for completion of the Heads Up Program/Concussion Awareness program (either via email confirmation or screenshot).
    • If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the online concussion assignment, you may request a CD-ROM version of the course from the CDC at no cost. To order a copy of the course on CD-ROM, visit the CDC publication order form. Or, Click Here for more information.
  6. Printed certificate for completion of the online Prevention and Care webinar.
  7. Copy of the U.S. Soccer “E” License Candidate Resources (E Grid Schedule not required for Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic).
  8. Inflated soccer ball.
  9. Clipboard and pen.
  10. Please dress in order to participate in soccer activities to the best of your ability.

All Pre-Event Coursework is also outlined on the U.S. Soccer “E” License website.
Click here for information regarding acquiring your U.S. Soccer “F” License.
(The "F" License is now a national prerequisite of U.S. Soccer in order to obtain your "E" License.)

**Possible POST-EVENT Testing - Practical Field Test:

Based on the number of candidates participating, some “E” License candidates may be required to attend Post-Event Testing Sites to complete their Practical Field Testing component of the “E” License. The Practical Field Testing component of the “E” License is mandatory.

Saturday, April 29: 8:00AM - 1:00PM*
FSA/Farmington Sports Arena (CJSA State Office Location)
11 Executive Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-2543
www.fsasports.com

*If you have a significant conflict with these dates, CJSA will work with you to provide an alternate practical field test time. However, should you be unable to attend the offered alternate date, you may be charged an additional $25 to participate in the practical field test at a later date.

It is likely that Connecticut-based coaches will be asked to attend one of this post-event testing session in order to receive their “E” License. Exact details will be determined on-site at the clinic depending on the size of the “E” License class. We will do our best to accommodate coach requests but we reserve the right to assign “E” License candidates to the off-site Practical Field Testing session if we cannot complete all tests on-site.

Field sessions will take place in the Mohegan Sun Convention Center's Uncas Ballroom.

Lecture sessions will take place in the Mohegan Sun Convention Center's Upper Level Meeting Rooms.

Members of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association coaching staff will teach all special “E” License courses.

The Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic would like to thank CJSA for all its help with this special event offering.