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C-License Course - 2021

April 5 - September 3, 2021 – Virtual & Bozeman
Course Details: 
The National C-License is an online and in-person course, that begins in 2021 with an online experience and has either one or two in-person meetings. 
 
Coaches who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place agreed upon days and times (see below). Coaches may be asked to participate in the field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn. 
 
Registration: CLOSED
Course Structure:
 
Pre-course Meeting
  • Opening Webinar Date: TBD - should be 2-3 weeks prior to the first virtual meeting
  • Opening Webinar Time: TBD by Lead Instructor 
  • Opening Webinar Link: To be shared by Lead Instructor 
Virtual Period
15-Week Virtual Window
  • Begins the week of April 5th
  • Ends the week of July 12th
  • About 3-5 hours per week
The Virtual Period is the time in between the pre-course meeting, the on-field component(s) and after the final field component. The Virtual Period will consist of weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules, live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor and small group meetings that are organized by the coaches. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities.  The virtual meetings will take place agreed upon days and times that will be announced during the pre-course meeting (each instructor group will establish their own meeting times).
It is vital that candidates have access to a 9v9 or 11v11 team during this period so that they can practically apply what they learned during the Virtual Period. 
 
In-Person Component
  • Thursday, July 29th through Sunday, August 1st
  • Time: 8am-8pm 
  • Location: Bozeman Sports Park
Development Period
  • Begins the week of August 2nd
  • Ends the week of August 30th
Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend all course meetings to be eligible to receive the license. 
 
Eligibility Requirements: 
In order to be considered for the U.S. Soccer C course, all candidates must meet the following prerequisites: 
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have held a U.S. Soccer D-License for at least 12 months OR meet the waiver guidelines 
  • Currently coaching
Waiver Guidelines: 
Applicants who hold certain foreign licenses or have a minimum amount of professional playing experience may be considered eligible without holding the U.S. Soccer D License.
Minimum pre-requisites:
• Certain foreign licenses (subject to review by U.S. Soccer) -OR-
• Applicant has two-(2) years playing experience with a Senior National Team and/or two-(2) years playing experience on a FIFA recognized “1st Division” outdoor professional team.
 
This information must be reflected on the coach’s Learning Center profile. Official proof of playing and coaching experience must be provided via letter head from the affiliated clubs, leagues or organization from the affiliated clubs, leagues or organizations.
 
Interested candidates who wish to apply based on a waiver must submit an application directly to the hosting organization. 
Refund Policy: 
Candidates that withdraw from this course on or before March 5, 2021 will receive a refund from MYSA. However, this refund will not include the U.S. Soccer surcharge included in the registration fee.
 
Note, Montana Youth Soccer will not be offering transportation or lodging as part of this course. A hotel block has been arranged at the SpringHill Suites Bozeman for July 28th through August 1st.
 
SpringHill Suites Bozeman
  • Book Now ($225/night) – Must be booked by June 28th
We look forward to hosting the first National C-Course in Montana for the first time in many years! 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Ric Plante.
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