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Bryson Park Soccer Club

BPSC is always looking to Welcome new Volunteer Coaches for our REC Program

Coaching | Getting Started

We are glad to see that you are interested in coaching.  Youth soccer in Georgia has two seasons:  the fall season, which goes from September to November, and the spring season, which goes from March to May. BPSC hold tryouts for the academy/select (competitive) programs at the end of May/early June and are looking to assign team coaches for their competitive teams at that time of the year. BPSC is also looking for coaches for our recreational teams each summer and winter before the fall and spring seasons and there is usually a shortage of recreational coaches.

Coaches must have a mandatory minimum coaching license to coach youth teams in Georgia. You need to have a minimum of a ‘G’ license to coach U6/U8 recreational soccer, a minimum of an ‘F’ license to coach U10/U12 recreational soccer, a minimum of a ‘REC E’ license to coach U14 and older recreational soccer.  You need a minimum of an ‘E’ license to coach U10/U12 Academy or Select soccer up to Athena C/Classic III.  You need a minimum of a ‘D’ license to coach Athena A/B or Classic I/II.

Once you are assigned a team to coach, you can sign up for the appropriate course to obtain the minimum license required. Please note that some courses have a pre-requisite.  For a list of courses and their pre-requisites, please see the complete list of courses and descriptions. If you want to take a course before you are assigned to a team, you can start with the ‘E’ course or the National "F".

Georgia Soccer has partnered with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) to offer the NSCAA courses in addition to the US Soccer courses. For more information about the partnership and all the course offerings please CLICK HERE

Most of the courses are offered twice a year, in July/August and in Jan/Feb of each year. The course schedule is posted in June and December respectively and coaches can register online for a course. The full course schedule can be access online at any time.

For more information on GA Soccer's coaching education program, please contact Tara Daniel, Member Administrator- Coaching, at [email protected] or (678) 993-2110.