The National Youth Soccer License: The Historical Reflections, Evaluation of Coaching Efficacy and Lessons Learned
Journal of Coaching Education
Coaching education has been part of the United States soccer landscape for over 40 years. However, the education of youth soccer coaches is a recent phenomenon. The purpose of this study was threefold: a) to provide contextual reflections of the USSF National Youth Coaching License (NYL); b) to share the impact of the course on coaching efficacy; and 3) to critically discuss the implications of the lessons learned through these reflections and research on the design of quality coach education for youth sport coaches. The statistical evidence in conjunction with reflective comments demonstrate that The Game in the Child model and the NYL curriculum provide the contextual framework for an effective L-S coaching education program.
Quinn, Ronald W.; Huckleberry, Sheri; and Snow, Sam, "The National Youth Soccer License: The Historical Reflections, Evaluation of Coaching Efficacy and Lessons Learned" (2012). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 9.