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CAP 1,2,3

MLF Youth Academy Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP)

1: one who instructs or trains performers (Webster's).
2: all volunteers, teachers, players, people who administer, guide, create, inspire any athlete or person to compete and enjoy the skills, tactics, and interaction of futsal.

The MLF Youth Academy Coaching Accreditation Program provides an opportunity for professional preparation and advancement for the coach. The curriculum addresses the essential topics for all coaching levels (from the volunteer to the internationally aspiring coach). 

The program will includes three course levels (CAP I, II and III). IMPACT, Safe-Sports, and Heads Up Concussion courses are prerequisites to start the CAP program.

Each course level includes a special emphasis on building the foundation and creation of a well-prepared coach. This knowledge, coupled with hands-on coaching experience, creates an ideal learning experience. MLF Youth Academy-CAP will help coaches further their coaching education across the United States. We expect the MLF Youth Academy-CAP hosting experience to be great for you and your community.

This program assists in meeting the primary objective of the 1978 Amateur Sports Act, which is responsible for allowing the National Governing Body of sports to provide and coordinate technical information on physical training, equipment design and performance analysis. MLF Youth Academy-CAP addresses one-third of these directives within its daily activities. The MLF Youth Academy -CAP Hosting Manual will provide a step-by-step guide on how to organize a successful MLF Youth Academy-CAP course. This manual describes host responsibilities before, during and after the course, and it includes necessary report forms, samples forms and instructions in the Appendices.


Any player who enters a sports program has the right to expect quality coaching and instruction. The MLF Youth Academy-CAP program strives to present an on-going, progressive format in which coaches at all levels receive the most current information available on each sports. Following the formats of MLF Youth Academy own sports development movement, the MLF Youth Academy-CAP instruction is based on sound principles in the areas of skills development, tactical systems, physical training, motor learning, sports psychology and administration.

MLF Youth Academy-CAP is intended to provide coaching standards for those administrators employing coaches to have a valid means for measuring the qualifications of a given coach. It is a continuous education process due to the dynamic nature of sport and technology. The four solid corners of the program are integrity, education, commitment and enthusiasm. These are the qualities of any successful coach and program.

Overview of CAP 1,2,3

The Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) is a comprehensive, multi-level coaching education program that covers all aspects of coaching. Both Level I and II courses focus on the critical athlete performance principles in coaching.

Level I:

Target Audience: All coaching and teaching levels, especially if coaches have had no or limited formal coaching education courses.

Content presented: Coaching Principles, skills, games and drills, basic system, and practice management.

Level II:

Target Audience: Level 1 accredited coaches.

New Content Introduced: Emphasis on team systems, team and individual development techniques, problem solving, and social issues.

Level III and higher:

Contact the MLF Youth Academy Office for additional details on Level III