Eight HYSA coaches earned their United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "E" coaching license over the weekend hosted at HYSA's Siebel Soccer Complex. Montana Youth Soccer Association's Director of Coaching Ric Plante was assisted by state coaching staff member Paulo Rizzon in teaching the course, whic began Friday evening and ended Sunday afternoon. The "E" license is an 18-hour course and is required for all competitive coaches in Montana coaching teams up to the U13 level. The HYSA coaches were joined from seven other coaches around the state from Havre, Bozeman, and Great Falls.
The HYSA coaches who attained their "E" license are as follows:
- Paul Taylor (U10G Academy)
- Sue Taylor (U10G Academy)
- Eileen Brennan (U11G Academy(
- Ryan Wilcox (U12B Arsenal Gold)
- Andy Adamek (U12B Arsenal Gold)
- Riley Smith (U10B Academy)
- Nan Brisko (U13G Arsenal)
- Scott Story (U14B Arsenal)
USSF National "E" course candidates from HYSA: Back row: Paul Taylor, Andy Adamek, Ryan Wilcox, Eileen Brennan, Ric Plante (instructor), Paulo Rizzon (instructor). Front row: Scott Story, Riley Smith, Sue Taylor, Nan Brisko.
Coaches must wait 12 months before taking their USSF National "D" license. HYSA will host a USSF National "D" license at the Siebel Soccer Complex later this month, which is required for U14 and older coaches in Montana.