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Coach and Assistant Coach Training

IMG_0844All LNYSA Coaches and Assistant Coaches must have completed the following to be eligible to coach LNYSA players:

  1. An age appropriate USSF Coach Training Program (both online and field training segments).
  2. The Live Scan application and background check process.
  3. The CDC “Heads Up Concussion” Training Program (online).

Once the above requirements have been met, click here to learn how to register to become a LNYSA Coach.


USSF Coach Training: All LNYSA Coaches and Assistant Coaches must have completed one of the following USSF Coaching Courses:

  • USSF “F” USSF online training and LNYSA “F” license field training (This is required for all new coaches; see below for course registration information) or,
  • USSF “E”, “D”, “C”, “B”, “A” or “National Youth” license classroom and field training (Strongly suggested for all recreational coaches of ages U12 and above; required for all Signature and Club level coaches.)

Existing Coaches Note: If you are an existing LNYSA coach and wish to coach at the recreational level for the current season, you must have completed at least a USSF ‘F’ License:


Live Scan Clearance: This background check must be run specifically for LNYSA. If you have taken this clearance for another organization, you must still go through a separate background check for LNYSA. Please download and complete the Program Administrator Registration Form (for all coaches, assistant coaches and adult volunteers) and the LNYSA/Cal South Live Scan application (fill it out and take two (2) completed copies to a Live Scan processing center. The form is available on the LNYSA website at LNYSA Live Scan.

You can also go to any Live Scan processing center and have your finger print and application submitted there for a fee. LNYSA recommends Secure Live Scan, 6 Journey, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656.

Remember to use the Cal South Live Scan application available on the LNYSA website.


Concussion Awareness Training, ALL coaches must complete the CDC “Heads Up Concussion” training program and save a copy of your certificate of completion. This is a very quick online training course with very important information about player safety. If you have not yet completed this course, please click on the link below for the concussion safety training:

Heads Up Concussion Training



Beginning Fall 2015, all new coach candidates and all coaches holding YM1 or YM3 certifications must complete the new USSF “F” License online training course and the LNYSA “F” field training.


National “F” License Training and Course Description

The USSF National “F” License is a two hour course, conducted entirely online and intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players.


The “F” License course is open to all applicants at least 16 years of age.

WHAT TO EXPECT taking the course:

  • In order to register for the course, candidates will first be required to sign up for a user account in the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center – a state of the art online educational platform (a link is provided below).
  • The “F” License course takes approximately two hours to complete. However, candidates may stop, rewind, or restart the webinars as often as needed.
  • After registering for the course, candidates are granted access to the course content for 12 months. The course may be successfully completed at any time during this period.

For a brief over view of the course, watch this short video:


Registering for the Online “F” Course and the LNYSA “F” Field Training:

  1. Contact LNYSA Coach Administration via email to: coach@lnysa.org and request an “F” license online course coupon code.
  2. Go to the USSF Digital Coaching Center and register for the F License; click here to access the Digital Coaching Center.
  3. When prompted for payment, use the coupon code issued by LNYSA Coach Administration in step 1.
  4. Complete the online training. After completing the online course, you will receive an email form Cal South with instructions for how to register as a Cal South coach. Follow these instructions so that your completion record is logged into the Cal South CORIS system that LNYSA uses for coach and player registration. It is also wise to save a .pdf copy of your course completion certificate.
  5. “F” License Field Training: Go to the LNYSA website to register for the “F” License Field Training session appropriate to the age group you plan to be coaching. This is a 2 hour field session offered at the following times and venues:

Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. – Chapparosa Park ,

Wednesday, March 2, 6:00 PM – Crown Valley Community Park , Near the Baseball area/Soccer field



Live Scan: Once you have completed the “F” Field Training, you then need to complete the Live Scan background check. Print and complete a Live Scan application form available on the LNYSA web site at LNYSA Live Scan . Then you can go to any Live Scan processing center and have your finger print and application submitted there for a fee. LNYSA recommends Secure Live Scan, 6 Journey, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656.

Concussion Training: Don’t forget to complete your online CDC “Heads Up Concussion” training program by clicking the image below:

CDC Concussion Image

Sign up for Concussion Training


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