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USSF National "E" License

National "E"

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The USSF E License is presented by UYSA. Courses are scheduled throughout the year in various parts of the state. Click the button below to view and register for upcoming courses.

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The National "E" license is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the "D" license course.

The National “E” course is administered and instructed by State Soccer Associations. Please contact your State Association for more information on these courses and course schedules.

The “E” license course is open to all applicants who hold a U.S. Soccer “F” license (Feb. 2015) and who are 16 years of age.
What are the key components of the "E" license course
  • 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 U.S. Soccer's 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 9v9 adaptable to local competition structure).
“E” License Candidate Guidebooks
  • Download - “E” License Candidate Guidebook
  • Download - “E” License Goalkeeping Guidebook
Pre-Course Candidate Assignments
Candidates are required to complete pre-course assignments.

Candidates must complete two (2) Laws of the Game assignments, two (2) Team Management assignments, a Concussion Awareness course, and a Prevention and Care webinar.

Each assignment must be submitted during the opening lecture.

Laws of the Game

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. Contact your local League or soccer organization to locate the modified rules of play for the team that you coach. 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.

Team Management

Risk Management Assignment

  • Concussion Awareness

Prevention and Care Webinar

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Candidate Resources
  • "E" License FAQ's