Coaching Education
DSA is a member of NTSSA organization and our bylaws encourage and require training and advancements of our volunteer coaches.
  
The Coaching Development Program provides instruction for any individual regardless of coaching and playing background. Contact our coaching education chair at: coaching@deosotosoccertx.com 

DSA and North Texas State Soccer Association provides: 

            Training programs for coaches   
            Resource for educational materials  
            7 Sanctioned NTSSA tournaments 
            Clinic participants can qualify to receive "G", "F", "E", and "D" 

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Course Contents and Requirements

G Course

Target Group: For U6 & U8
Classrom session: Child Development, Philosophy of Coaching, Role of Youth Coach, Laws of the game, Care/Prevention of Injury, Fundamentals of 4 vs. 4
Practical Session: Games and Activities
Course Materials: USYSA Parent/Coach Primer, USYSA Asst. Coach Series U6 & U8
Number of Hours of Course: 4
Mininum Number of Participants: 16
Minimum Age: None
Prerequisite: None
Course Fee per Candidate: FREE

F Course

Target Group: For U10
Classrom session: Philosophy of coaching, Identifing needs of players, Organization of practice, Parent/Team management
Practical Session: Dribbling, Passing, Receiving, Heading, Shooting, Goalkeeping
Course Materials: "F" Coaching Workbook, "F" Coaching Text USYSA Asst. Coach Series U10
Number of Hours of Course: 9
Mininum Number of Participants: 16
Minimum Age: None
Prerequisite: None
Course Fee per Candidate: $35.00

E Course

Target Group: For U12
Classrom session: Methods & philosophy, Care/Prevention of injuries, Parent/Team management, Laws of the game, Ecomical training, Principles of defending & attacking, Transistion from small-sided game
Practical Session: Dribbling, passing, Receiving, Heading, Shooting, Additional defending aspects of goalkeeping
Course Materials: "E" Coaching Workbook, "E" Coaching Text USYSA Asst. Coach Series
Number of Hours of Course: 18
Mininum Number of Participants: 16
Minimum Age: 16
Prerequisite: None
Course Fee per Candidate: $50.00

D Course

Target Group: For U14 & U18
Classrom session: Methods of coaching, Organization of training sessions, Team management, Match analysis
Practical Session: Team principles of attack/defense, Advanced goalkeeping, technical/tactical, skill training. Finishing, Technical functional training
Course Materials: "D" Coaching Workbook, "D" Coaching Text Group Tactics Videos (2)
Number of Hours of Course: 36
Mininum Number of Participants: 20
Minimum Age: 18
Prerequisite: E License (Waiver Policy)
Course F
ee per Candidate: $100.00


Referee Education
Being a referee is a fairly simple process - you take a test, you pass the test, you buy a uniform and you do your first game. Sounds easy. But of course nothing is that easy but we can help you get started. Here is what's involved in becoming a referee:
The Basic Referee Clinic
Find out where a clinic is to be held in your area. You can call the North Texas State Office and ask for Kathy, the referee administrator, or look on the North Texas web page. Clinics will be listed for your area and surrounding areas. Once you find one that is convenient to you, call the person listed as the contact. Now that you have the first step out of the way things get better.

You will be attending a 16 1/2 hour course to become a referee but don't worry since you don't have to do it all at one time. Normally clinics are spread out over the course of 3-6 days depending on availability. Each class is called a session and you will have sessions A-F and usually a different instructor for each session but not always. These instructors will cover everything in the Laws of the Game plus some. At the end of the sessions you will take a test and make a score of 75 or better in order to register with register or do games. Take USSF. If you score less than 75 all is not lost. You can retake the test at a later date but until you pass the test you cannot register or do games. Take the time to study before test date and take good notes during the classes. good notes during the classes.    For more information or information or officiating a game in DeSoto contact Kourtney Roberson at: referees@desotosoccertx.com

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