New Jersey Youth Soccer

National "E" Level Coaching License         Time: 22 hours (includes 4 hours of pre-course assignments)

Cost of the National 'E' Course will be $110 per student.

Recommended for coaching players 9-12 years old, the first level of state hosted National Courses where a coach must be able to physically demonstrate (playing ability is not graded), and pass a set of criteria to obtain the License Certificate.   

 There are no prerequisites for this course.

The NJYS National 'E' license course does not meet the requirements of the State of New Jersey Coaches Civil Liability Immunity law. To hold a NJYS Coaches pass, a coach must either hold a NJYS State "F" License OR a Rutgers Safety Council certificate AND a US Soccer Federation recognized license.

In this age group, the philosophy is devoted to refining the player's technical abilities under game conditions: match- related exercises, pressure from opponents, limited time and space. The "E" is for Coaches of 9-12 Year old Players.  Basic tactics are taught at the individual and small group levels (up to 6v6), as well as basic principles of attack and defense: creating space, mobility, width, height, support, team shape, etc.  Also information on Team Management and Risk Management will be discussed.  Candidates must complete a series of pre-course assignments and practice field sessions are evaluated. There is no required waiting period between the NJYS State "F" and the National "E" License. The minimum age requirement for taking the National "E" License course is 16 years old.  Candidates who take the National "E" license course and are under the age of 18 will not receive a NJYS Coaches Pass until they are 18 years old and have completed the State "F" License Course or Rutger's SAFETY Clinic.  They can obtain a Youth Trainers Pass.

Candidate Applications for the National "E" License Course must now include (along with full payment)--

  1. A Copy of the CDC On Line Concussion Certificate 

  2. Copy of Certificates for Grade 8 USSF Referee Laws of the Game On Line highly recommend watching all 17 BUT we need a certificate of completion on Laws 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

  3. 1-2 Pages Max of neatly written/legible Personal Coaching Philosophy that will serve as a tool for your initial Team Parent-Player Meeting (make it fit your age group if you currently coach players 12 and younger or if coaching players 13 and older). Please include: Long Term Player Development Goals; Your Coaching Core Values; Player Expectations and Parent Expectations. For ideas read materials found on these links




  4. Risk Management Scenario:     Please answer all 3 scenarios
  • What are the major factors for a coach to address regarding the safety of the training session and game day setting?
  • Given the expansive communication platform available to coaches what should you avoid in the use of email, website, text messaging, social media, etc.?
  • What are the key legal responsibilities of a coach regarding the administration of the team?

At the National "E" Course, candidates are assessed through written pre-course assignments AND a practical on the field. Candidates who complete the requirements of the National "E" course and receive a (P)ass will be eligible to enroll in the "D" (after a period of 6 months). 

Note: The purpose of the waiting period is to allow those coaches who chose to move on and take the "D", ample time to practice and apply the ideas and information learned in the National "E" and previous coaching education courses.

Candidates who enroll in the National "E" License Course, upon acceptance of their application will receive the Candidate Guidebook and set of topics to prepare lesson plans for the on field evaluations.  Candidates should use the lesson plans and topics in the manual and implement the practices with their teams/players prior to the course.

When you sign up and register to take a National "E" Course, you must complete the entire course at the site as scheduled.  In order to receive the License Certificate, you cannot start the course on a Friday at one location and complete the other sessions at another location.

Each attendee should watch the FREE on-line clinic for How to Write a Training Session Plan
Coaches at any level, taking any coaching course will find the information useful.

This includes a 7 minute video on how to set up the practice environment

Current and Upcoming E License Courses

This is a listing of the currently scheduled and available New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching School's National "E" License Courses.  If you would like attend a course, download the application form and submit the form, fee and the above pre-course assignments to the NJYS office.   

Candidates who plan on attending the National E License Course should also download the following documents and read before the first class room session.  

The NJYS National 'E' license course does not meet the requirements of the State of New Jersey Coaches Civil Liability Immunity law.  To hold a NJYS Coaches pass, a coach must either hold a NJYS State "F" License OR a Rutgers Safety Council certificate AND a US Soccer Federation recognized license.

The following documents should be downloaded and read by the candidate before the first class session

Progression from 4v4 to 6v6 Common Overuse Injuries Coaching Tool Kit Guidelines for Evaluating Soccer


Scheduled Courses
Friday, March 21, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
CancelledHosted by:  Mountain Lakes
Course will be held at Mountain Lakes High School Media Center (Fridays)
96 Powerville Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ 
and RVA Fields (Saturdays)
353 Powerville Rd, Boonton, NJ
Monday, July 21 and 28, 2014
Tuesday, July 22 and 29, 2014
Wednesday, July 23 and 30, 2014
All dates are

Open Hosted by: Edison United SA
Course will be held at Spencer Rockman Soccer Complex
1 Clif Prescod Ln., Edison, NJ 08818
Friday, August 1, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
OpenHosted by: South Jersey Elite Barons
Course will be held at Total Turf Experience
614 Lambs Rd., Pitman, NJ 08071

Application for the E License Course is completed through the NJYS Office.

Download the application form doc or pdf and mail it to NJYS
For information
contact Lindsey Nappi at 609-490-0725