Coaching Education


BYSC expects all coaches to get their appropriate license through the US Soccer coaches certification program Grassroots. Courses are offered online and in person.

Licensing Recommendations

It is Washington Youth Soccer’s aim to encourage all active coaches within WYS to be licensed. Clubs and Associations can help us achieve our goal by providing a license opportunity for their coaches and by requiring their coaches to attend license courses.

Below is WSYSA’s recommended licensing structure.


We will offer a unique opportunity for Recreational coaches to be mentored by veteran Seattle United coaches throughout the course of the season. Recreational coaches will pair with a Seattle United coach in a similar age/gender group, or one with comparable experience in the case of U7-U9.

Coaches will have the opportunity to shadow Seattle United coaches at trainings and games throughout the fall, and in turn, the Mentors will attend participating Recreational coach’s trainings during the course of the program. Coaches should communicate on a consistent basis to ask questions and look for guidance on session plans. Contact SU West Region Director


Seattle Youth Soccer has a number of resources for coaches of all levels

SYSA clinics


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