Should certification be required of ALL youth soccer coaches?
Good coaching is key to creating early positive experiences for children in sport and physical activity. It can completely change the trajectoroy of kid's lives: it can get kids active for life, or wreck thier enthusiasm for sport altogether. Good coaching also requires training. In one study,only 5% of kids who played for trained coaches quit the sport the enxt year; under non-trained coaches the attrition rate was 26%.
Please click this link to view the presentation on mandatory coaching licenses given by US Youth Soccer Technical Director, Sam Snow at the 2015 NSCAA/US Youth SOccer Workshop in Philadelphia.