Candidates must be at least 14 years old to attend a State level coaching course and 16 years old to attend a U.S. Soccer course.
At this time, coaching licenses do not expire.
We do not issue replacement certificates, however, we can confirm your license level via email. If you have a profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center, you can access your license information online.
Yes, each course must be attended in its entirety.
Any waivers regarding licenses or certifications must be directly approved by U.S. Soccer.
According to the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department, no waivers are allowed as of January 2013. Candidates who wish to obtain a U.S. Soccer coaching license must start at the Grassroots License course. Any exceptions must be directly approved by U.S.Soccer.
All of our courses are playing format and age-specific.
If you do not have any previous coaching licenses or certificates, use the following guidelines:
An individual must hold a soccer coaching license or a certificate of completion issued by a course or training program that is currently approved by the STX Youth Soccer Technical Director. The STX Youth Soccer State Office maintains a list of all licenses, courses, programs and vendors that are approved for this purpose.
According to the STX Youth Soccer bylaws (3.2.10), only Registered Coaches are permitted in STX Youth Soccer-sanctioned events or games as coaches or assistant coaches. To be considered a Registered Coach, an individual must hold a current coaching license or certificate, or obtain, within one year of initial registration as a coach, a coaching license or certificate.
Associations or clubs that wish to host an STX Youth Soccer Coaching Education Course must complete the online application. The host will be contacted by our State Office to finalize details and set up the course. There is no fee to host a coaching course in South Texas.