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Yes. MSYSA policy states that all head coaches of rostered travel teams in Maryland must meet the following minimum license or higher:
A certificate of attendance will not be accepted as a substitute for a coaching license.
Yes! The following equivalents meet the minimum requirement:
Yes, foreign coaching licenses and certificates are accepted; however, the license must be submitted to the Director of Coaching Education for validation. Validation of foreign certificate/license does not award license.
Acceptable foreign coaching licenses or certificates: FA Level 1,2, & 3, UEFA Pro, A, & B. All other foreign licenses must be submitted for evaluation.
Coaches can obtain a policy exemption to the license requirement for the current seasonal year (Aug 1- July 31) by completing the following steps:
All head coaches must meet the minimum license or equivalent by the following seasonal year or deadline set by the MSYSA Director of Coaching. Head coaches who fail to meet this minimum requirement in the time frame allotted will not be permitted to appear on a team’s roster.
Yes! For the C License, a minimum of two (2) years playing on a Senior National Team or for a FIFA recognized "1st Division" outdoor professional team. Five (5) years of the same nature are required for a B License.
The information must be reflected in the coaches DLC profile. Official proof of playing experience must be provided via letterhead from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organizations.