Coach Education

Soccer is a game in which children are continuously growing and developing. To ensure that each child in MAYSA has a chance to receive a standardized base level of instruction, our coaches should adhere to the coaching policies set forth by the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA). Every coach (and assistant coach) in the MAYSA district should have both:

  1. A coach pass card issued by the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA)
  2. A coaching certificate or license issued by the WYSA

1. Coach Passes

The online Risk Management/Coach Pass application submits a disclosure form and registers you as a member of WYSA. It is a quick and easy process on the WYSA website:
Click here to Obtain, or Renew, a 'WYSA Coach Pass'.

New!! WYSA's FAQ about Coach Passes

2. Coach Clinics, resulting in a Coach Certificate or License

To get a coach certificate or license, you must attend one of the 'coach clinics' offered by WYSA. (More on WYSA Coach Clinics)
Different levels of licensure are required for coaches at different competition and age levels:

  • 'Y1 Certificate': All coaches of recreational-level teams are required to have a 'Y' level certification. A 'Y1' is designed for U6 - U10 coaches.
  • 'Y2 Certificate': All coaches of recreational-level teams are required to have a 'Y' level certification. A 'Y2' is designed for U10 - U14 coaches.
  • 'E Certificate': All coaches of U11 and above classic-level teams and state league-level U12-U14 teams are required to have an 'E'.
  • 'D license': All coaches of state league-level U15 U19 teams are required to have a 'D' (or above).

Each year MAYSA clubs host Y1, Y2, and E certificate, and D license clinics in their communities for area coaches.
Click here for a current list of WYSA coaching clinics in the state, including those courses held in the MAYSA district.

Please note that all coaching courses, certificates, licenses, and passes are administered by the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association rather than MAYSA. We are happy to try to answer your questions, however please refer to the state website Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association for the most complete information.

NOTE: CLUBS WISHING TO HOST A COACH CLINIC IN YOUR AREA, click here

Coaches and Managers