Coaching Certification Information
New Hampshire Soccer Association
The new USSF coaching curriculum and Grassroots courses has given NHSA the opportunity to better structure the coaching certification requirements to match the needs of the volunteer coaches in NH. The current standards went into effect at the start of the 2018 season (September 2018).
Starting in the fall of 2022, NHSA & NHSL will be actively reviewing and policing the coaching certification policies.
The goal and expectation is that all coaches will have a minimum level of training and certification to be a youth soccer coach.
The NHSA coaching certification standards are as follows:
Definition of ‘Competitive’ and ‘Travel/Recreational’ pathway categories:
|Competitive Level||Travel / Recreational Level|
|Professional and Volunteer Coaches||Volunteer Coaches|
|The teams participates in NHSL Division 1 or top division in another league.||The participates in NHSA Division 2 or 3, or is in a recreational league.|
All registration for NHSA hosted USSF Coaching Courses is conducted through the USSF Learning Center. Coaches must first create a free profile in the USSF Learning Center and then complete a free 20-minute webinar, ‘Introduction to Grassroots Coaching’ before they can register for a course.
Click below to download a memo that details how to create a free profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
Coaches can now print their license through the U.S. Learning Center.
The New Hampshire Soccer Association (NHSA) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established to promote, educate and advance the game of soccer in New Hampshire.
1600 Candia Road, Suite 3
Manchester, NH 03109
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