Smyrna Soccer Club

Coaching Certification Program

Georgia Soccer conducts the State Coaching School Program to educate and certify soccer coaches in accordance with the national coaching scheme.  Regardless of previous coaching or playing experience, the Georgia Soccer Coaching School Program is designed to help each coach develop a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of coaching soccer. By offering licensing courses at five different levels, the school is able to expose the beginning as well as the more experienced coach to the internationally recognized modern methods of coaching.  Most Courses are held in pre-spring (January & February) and pre-fall (July & August) period of each year. Course schedules are posted in mid December and Mid June respectively.

To register for the currently available classes, please click here. This link with take you to the Georgia Soccer website.  On the left side of this page, click on "Course Sign-Up/ Payments".  On the "Calendar Event" page, there is a button on the lower right-hand side labeled "List All".  When you click on this button you will be presented with a list of all the coaching courses that are currently offered.  Highlight and click on the course you are interested in and it will take you to the registration page of that event.  For more information, please contact Tara Daniel at GA Soccer (tdaniel@gasoccer.org) or Jack Cain at Smyrna Soccer Club (jcain58@bellsouth.net).

The courses are free to anyone that will be coaching this upcoming season and they are offered at various locations around the state.  If you take the class and supply your certification of completion with your Request for Reimbursement From to the SSC board, the league will refund 100% of your child's registration fee.  Click here for details.  

Course Descriptions:

State ‘G’ Certificate Coaching Course -  Aimed at coaches and parents of U-6 and U-8 players. The course is four hours long and provides fun activities that enhance players’ skill development. Attendance is required to receive the ‘G’ certificate. 

State ‘F’ Certificate Coaching Course - The ‘F’ course is tailored for the coach who is working with U-10 and U-12 Recreational players. The emphasis is on teaching young players through a variety of fun games and practices. The course consists of 7 hours of instruction and practice. Attendance is required to receive the ‘F’ certificate. There is no pre-requisite for this course. However, U-6 & U-8 coaches must start with the ‘G’ course.