Gahanna Soccer Association

Coaching Courses

Licenses

Though they are not required by GSA, completing coaching license courses is one of the best ways to increase your coaching knowledge and overall knowledge of the game. At a minimum, coaches are encouraged to complete the USYSA Grassroots courses or the United Soccer Coaches 4v4 diploma. Both of these coaching paths are offered through OSYSA. For more information on the USYSA and USC courses, visit the License Course Information section of the OSYSA website, the USYSA Digital Coaching Center, or the USC Coaching Courses page.

Education Reimbursement

GSA offers a one-time reimbursement of up to $25 for any USYSA or NSCAA coaching education course completed by a member coach. The $25 can be applied as a direct reimbursement to the coach or discount on a player's registration in the season following course completion. Coaches must request the reimbursement via email within 90 days of course completion to info@gahannasoccer.com. A copy of the course completion certificate or license certificate must be provided as proof of completion.

Free Online Resources

  • US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Coaching Education
    Here you can find lots of free practice activities, the official USYSA coaching manual, and much, much more!
  • SAY Soccer Coaching Library
    SAY Soccer is a USSF-affiliated soccer organization that provides a great deal of free coaching information to the public. In particular, coaches should check out their SAYTEC Library, Drill Videos (most in HD), and Printable Drills.
  • Kids First Soccer
    Promote a child centered approach to the organization and instruction of youth sports. Special emphasis is placed on the promotion of the game of soccer as a life-long, family oriented activity, that provides for child-parent bonding, team work and friendships, as well as, adequate aerobic exercise.

Subscription/Purchasable Resources

  • The Challenger Way
    The Challenger Way is a website produced by Challenger Sports, the same company that conducts that British Soccer Camps that we host at Headley Park every summer. There is a massive amount of information available for all types of soccer-related activities. For a free promo code to gain access to the site, contact our league admin at info@gahannasoccer.com.
  • United Soccer Coaches (USC)
    Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America) has grown into the world's largest soccer coaches' organization that serves members at every level of the game. The USC works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community. The USC Member Club Program provides youth clubs, associations, and organizations with benefits includes complimentary access to resources, benefits, coaching education, and exclusive opportunities based around our annual Convention, the largest in the western hemisphere. For more information about the USC Member Club, visit our USC Page!
  • Coerver Coaching
    Coerver Coaching is "The World's No. 1 Soccer Skills Teaching Method" and offers many video packages for purchase as well as an online subscription-based service.