District 1 deems it vital to have coaches, whether volunteer or paid, undergo USSF coaching education in order to have a proper foundation from which to work with players. The U.S. Soccer coaching curriculum is designed to improve development of players concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating an environment that is fun for the players.
In order to achieve this goal the District 1 board will work to set aside funds to support coaching education. USSF F and E courses that are hosted by District 1 Leagues or Clubs will be reimbursed for the cost of the course and field rental. CalNorth District 1 coaches wishing to enhance their coaching by taking more advanced USSF coaching courses can apply for coaching stipends on a financial need basis, depending on the availability of funds.
To check on a coaching course in CalNorth go to Coaching Course Registration or check with your League of registration.
To get started on your path to coaching education the USSF informational link on the Digital Coaching Center will be useful: