Missouri Youth Soccer’s Player Development philosophy and programs are guided by the creation of training environments where the focus is on the development of our players, and not the short-term goal of winning a game or medal. Missouri Youth Soccer’s goal is to aid in the development of better players by providing support structures and programs for Clubs, coaches and parents to implement this player-centric programming at every level of the game.
Our training philosophy involves implementing age-appropriate training curriculum at all levels to ensure the best development of our young players. By understanding the correct areas of focus at each stage of a player’s development, parents and coaches can work together to ensure that our players’ education is being correctly facilitated.
Please see the linked player development models that Missouri Youth Soccer endorses:
US Soccer Coaching Development Ladder
U.S. Soccer Federation is committed to providing soccer coaches, from beginner to most advanced, with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge, so coaches across the United States can ensure that players develop to their full potential. The diagram above shows the current U.S. Soccer National License progression. Details on the licenses can be found at USSoccer.com
If you choose you may take the US Soccer ‘F’ license on-line through the US Soccer website (additional fees will apply) This course does not eliminate the need for the Missouri Youth Coaching Certificate.
All US Soccer ‘E’ and ‘D’ license courses are posted as part of the UPCOMING COACHING COURSES (link) when available within the state of Missouri (additional fees will apply). All U.S. Soccer ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ license courses are posted to the U.S. Soccer Coaching website here: U.S. Soccer Coaching Courses.
US Youth Soccer (USYSA) maintains a series of online coaching modules. The site is dedicated to education and furthering the game for all involved in youth soccer.
To review the current courses available, you need to have an account with USYSA. Visit Education.USYouthSoccer.org to create your free account now and begin your training effort.
U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department has released a new publication designed to give youth and junior level soccer coaches in the United States a set of fundamental tools to help open up the game of soccer to young players in ways that celebrate the sport’s spontaneous qualities. The 70-page 090903 Best Practices v2 coaching book serves as the sport’s definitive new player development guidelines and is available now as a free download.
U.S. SOCCER COACHING CURRICULUM