Coaching Education

Newton Girls Soccer is committed to providing opportunities for continued education and development for all our coaches through coaching clinics and courses. NGS will regularly host and provide opportunities to participate in official license courses through Mass Youth Soccer and coaches are strongly encouraged to further their coaching education. There are two main coach license pathways. Typically as a club we have hosted the US Soccer courses, but both US Soccer and USC (United Soccer Coaches), routes give excellent opportunities for coaches to develop knowledge and styles of coaching to benefit of our players.

NGS will reimburse the cost of license registration fees for all coaches.  Reimbursement requests should be emailed along with your receipt and home address to the club treasurer – nina.levin @

2018 U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Grassroots License Pathway

Mandatory Coaching Licenses

As a minimum, all NGS coaches should undertake the following training when coaching or assisting with one of our teams:

Introduction to Grassroots Coaching

– Age Appropriate Playing Format Course

  • 4v4 – 2nd Grade
  • 7v7 – 3rd & 4th Grade
  • 9v9 – 5th & 6th Grade
  • 11v11 – 7th & 8th Grade

– Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

– CDC Concussion Training

Additional US Soccer or USC Licensing

USC Goalkeeping Level 1 Online Diploma

USC Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer™ Online Diploma Course

As coaches continue with Newton Girls Soccer and move through the age groups, they are encouraged to work up the license pathway. Licenses are also one of our criteria taken into consideration when it comes to selecting coaches for BAYS Travel teams. NGS periodically hosts either US Soccer or USC courses, while you can find a master list of courses being held across the state at Mass Youth Soccer