Thank you for volunteering to Head Coach/ Assist Coach your child’s team!
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, August 18th: Mandatory meeting for CESA coaches and assistants (Time TBD, please check back).
Head Coaches: Please email your practice location/ two day combination/ practice time (5-6:30pm or 6:30-8pm) and t-shirt size to Andrew Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com . When you register your child online you will have the opportunity to select your volunteer position. If you are signing up to be head coach for your child’s team please make sure to select "pay by check" during check out and mail in a payment to the CESA office taking your head Coach discount. If selecting to be Head Coach for the fall 2013 pay $80 for the child you are coaching. If selecting to be Head Coach for the Full year (Fall 2013 & Spring 2014) pay $150 for the child you are coaching. Additional children in the same family will pay regular registration rate minus a $10 sibling discount. You can also select the "pay by check" option and call the CESA office at 864-329-1113 to authorize a credit card payment that includes your head coach discount.
Assistant Coaches: When you register your child online you will have the opportunity to select your volunteer position. Please select Assistant Coach for the child who’s team you want to assist in. Once registration is complete email your full name and t-shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The following Coaches training will take place at MeSA this summer:
Youth Module Certification: August 18, 2013. (Required for U6-U12 coaches and assistants). Register on-site. Coaches and Assistant who do not fill out the Youth Module License Application form will not receive credit. Please make sure to complete a form and return to CESA staff prior to leaving MeSA on August 18th.
E License Certification: July 26-28, 2013. (Required for U14 and U19 coaches and assistants, prior Youth Module required). For Registration and additional course information please CLICK HERE and scroll down to "E Course, Date: July 26 - 28, 2013, Location: Carolina Elite Soccer Academy". At checkout select the "pay by check" option (CESA will pay training fee for CESA fall 2013 head coaches and assistant coaches). Email your name, registration number, course attending and fall 2013 age group/team you are coaching or assisting to email@example.com .
D License Certification: August 16-18, 2013 & 2nd weekend December 6–9, 2013. (Not a requirement for coaching recreation teams. Prior E License and additional requirements). For Registration and additional course information please CLICK HERE and scroll down to "D Course, ... Location: Carolina Elite Soccer Academy". At checkout select the "pay by check" option (CESA will pay training fee for CESA fall 2013 head coaches and assistant coaches). Email your name, registration number, course attending and fall 2013 age group/team you are coaching or assisting to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Requirements for CESA
head coaches & assistant coaches:
- CESA will register you with South Carolina Youth Soccer (SCYS).
- Volunteer will complete a background check with SCYS.
- Attend a mandatory coaches meeting prior to each season.
- U6-U12 head coaches and assistant coaches: Attend the Youth Module Training Course offered prior to start of season.
- U14-U19 coaches and assistants: Attend the E License certification course prior to coaching U14-U19 age groups.
It is mandatory that all head coaches and assistant coaches complete a background check through SCYS.
If you will be Head Coach in the U14 or U19 age groups, you are required by SCYS to have your "E" License or higher. Head coaches shown to have the "Youth Module Certificate" only will not be allowed by SCYS to be registered as Head Coach for the team (we would have to register you as assistant coach with SCYS).
If you are an Assistant Coach in the U14 or U19 age groups, SCYS prefers that you obtain your "E" License but it is not a requirement. We will be able to register you as "Assistant Coach" with SCYS.
Coaches and Assistant Coaches in the U6, U8, U10 & U12 age groups will need the Youth Module Certification to be registered with SCYS.
U6-2Day: 10-12 Players Maximum
U6-3Day, U8, U10: 8-9 Players Maximum
U12: 11-12 Players Maximum
U14: 15-16 Players Maximum
U19: 16-18 Players Maximum
Dates to Remember
Calendar of important dates/ game dates for the season.
Form for coaches/ parents that need to let the CESA office know about an incident
during a recreation game.
Recreation game guidelines for U6 - U19 age groups.
Coaching links for the various age groups and for goalkeepers may be found as follows:
USYSA Coaching Resources
USYSA National Youth License
For U6-U8 Coaching Links:
For U10-U12 Coaching Links:
For U14-U16 Coaching Links:
USYSA Skills School Manual
USSF E-License Coaching Manual
USSF D-License Coaching Manual
18 Boland Court, Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864) 329-1113
Fax: (864) 329-1103
Open 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Office Closed when Greenville County Schools close for holidays or inclement weather.