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Host a Course


Hosting Guidelines

Clubs that wish to serve as the host for a Maryland State Youth Soccer Educational Course must make the following accommodations:

  • Blended Grassroots Courses:  

    • The course will take 4 hours: 2 hours webinar and 2 hours on the field
    • Courses are set up for a 12:1 candidate to Educator ratio
    • Players of the correct age and appropriate numbers are required for the field component: 

Course  Number of Players Age Group
GR 4v4 8-10 players 6U-8U
GR 7v7  14-16 players 9U-10U
GR 9v9 18-20 players 11U-12U 
GR 11v11 18-22 players 13U-17U


  • Select a site that includes 
    • Outdoor field with goals and, if possible, an indoor playing area to be used in case of bad weather. (indoor not mandatory)
  • Select a site coordinator for the course. They will be the contact person for MSYSA.
  • Choose two possible dates for the course you would like to host. (evening for webinar 2 hours and weekend for field session).  
  • Complete the online application below and submit it for consideration. You will be notified when your application is reviewed. 
Site Coordinator Responsibilities:
  • Course contact person
  • Opening and closing the facility
  • Take attendance on the MSYSA provided sheet
  • The site coordinator may attend the course at no charge, but they will not count as a candidate to reach the minimum number of candidates to hold the course. In order to receive the license, they must register and complete all assignments in the Learning Center.
  • Assign the Educator(s).
  • Post the course on MSYSA social media, the Learning Center (LC), and promote the course. If the course enrollment is not met one week prior to start date of the course, the course may be cancelled or rescheduled. 
  • Certification and/or licenses will be given only to those student coaches who attend the entire course and successfully complete the course requirements. Licenses will be made accessible to the candidates through the LC within three weeks after the course is finished.

Application to Host In-Person Grassroots Course 



Please contact Gandalf French the MSYSA Technical Director with any questions!