Online YM1 Coaching Course


Online Youth Module 1 (YM1) Coaching Course Instructions
A Step-by-Step Guide

Online Youth Module 1 - State Youth License - 9 Years Old and Younger

This course is designed specifically for the U6 to U9 coach. During three hours of online and field instruction, coaches are taught the proper techniques for these age groups.

• Philosophy of coaching U6-U9 and younger players
• Characteristics of U6-U9 and younger
• Team administration and risk management
• Prevention and care of soccer injuries
• Appropriate activities for U6-U9 and younger players
• Organizing a youth training session
• Laws of the Game: modified


• Minimum age - 16 years old

Course Length: 3 hours

• 1.5 hours online instruction
• 1.5 hours field instruction


• None


• Free

It is mandatory that a recreational coach hold a Youth Module 1 or Youth Module 3 certificate to coach in Cal South.


Step 1

To register for the Online YM1 Coaching Course, first visit

Under the "Coaches" tab on the homepage, select "Coaching Clinic Schedule".

On the "Calendar Event" page, select "Coaching Education Course" in the "Event Type" drop-down menu. Then click "Search".

Step 2

  From the list of courses, select "Online Youth Module 1" and scroll to the bottom of the page to click the "Register" button.

Step 3

Upon completing your registration on the Cal South website, you will receive an email with a link to the US Youth Soccer website.


To complete the online portion of the course as well as to register for your field event, click the link.

Step 4

Once you enter the US Youth Soccer website, you will first need to register as a new user, as it is a different platform from the Cal South site.


Click on the red "Register" link on the upper right-hand side to start the process.

Step 5

You will then be directed to their registration page. Please make sure to fill in all spaces provided.


Select either U6 or U8, depending on the age of the team which you coach.

Step 6
Click on "Go to Course Search".
Step 7

For "Course Name", please leave blank so that all classes may populate. Simply click "Search".


Then select "U6-U8 Youth Coaching Model California South" from the options in red. 

Step 8
Please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the red "Register" button.
Step 9
Select the field course which you would like to attend by clicking on the "View Event" button next to it.
Step 10
• Please read through the field description and then click the "Register for This Event" button.
Step 11

You may now begin the online portion of the course. Please note: You will not have access to the online portion of the course without first registering for a field session.


You may complete the entire course in one sitting, but you will also have the capability to exit the program, re-enter at a later time and continue where you left off.


Please note: The online portion of the course must be registered for and completed prior to attending the field session. Once the field session is held, you will no longer have access to register for that specific session.



To see a list of available Cal South coaching courses, click here.

To go back to the Cal South Coaching Education Program Overview page, click here.