Monday, May 22, 2017

Coach Education

COACH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS - Licenses offered by Massachusetts Youth Soccer


Mass Youth Soccer believes that “the game is the greatest teacher” and that children will get better at soccer by playing, playing and more playing. We also believe that well-trained, resourceful coaches will enhance a child's enjoyment of this beautiful sport. To that end we have designed a series of coaching courses, each leading to a certificate or license that emphasizes proper coaching principles. We encourage you to take advantage of these courses.

The F & E licenses are now national courses with the F being all online with questions after each webinar.  The E license is hands on and practical to learning the how coach at the 9-12 year old level.  To get the most out of each course, participation in the practical, active sessions is strongly encouraged, but is not required. This activity is not physically rigorous, and lasts approximately one half of each course. Please note, attendants must be 16 years of age in order to attend courses, and receive license certification. 

Easton Soccer encourages all coaches to obtain the USSF E &F level Coaching Courses to our coaches. These courses are offered by the Mass. Youth Soccer Association and will be presented by Mass. Youth Instructors. Each course is a prerequisite for the next course.  These are offered all around the state so take advantage of a course near you..  

F License 
- 2 hours.   This course is for novice coaches or those with experience and is online only.  It will cover the basics of coaching 6 through 8 year-olds. 

E License - 16 hours. F is a  prerequisite of this course.  This course is for the novice to intermediate coach with with experience with U-10 to U-12 age groups. It is hands-on course with 18 hours of elementary principles of coaching. The course will prepare candidates for the National D license course.  We strongly recommend this course if you are coaching 9 to 12 years-olds.

Easton Soccer strongly urges all coaches to complete as many licensing courses as possible.  Completion of training will be given strong consideration in selection of coaches in future years and also helps to provide a strong soccer experience for all the players.


To register for Massachusetts Youth Soccer Courses

CLICK HERE for list of upcoming courses offered by Mass Youth Soccer

CLICK HERE to register for Mass Youth Soccer Courses 

Our DOC (Director of Coaching)

Who is this John Barata?


Approximately ten years ago Easton Soccer hired John Barata as our Director of Coaching.  He provides an invaluable amount of professionalism to a town soccer program, which many towns do not have. As director of coaching, he provides training to players and coaching, professional assistance with the Easton Soccer board, and organizes all or our training programs.  He is an invaluable resource, which allows us to provide comprehensive and professional programs.


John graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA where he was the Captain of the Men's Soccer Team from 1997-1999. He was an All-New England All-Star selection in 1999 and was a three time member of the NE-10 All-Conference Team. John received the highest athletic accolade from the college -- The Premier Male Senior Student-Athlete Award -- as well as defensive, offensive, and most valuable player of the year awards. In 2009 he was inducted into the Immaculate High School “Hall of Fame” Class of 2009 and the Assumption College 2011.

John currently holds the USSF "A" License, the NSCAA Premier Diploma, the USYS National License.


Coaches, John is here for you!  If you are struggling with a lesson plan, have questions about games, positions....he is here for you!