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To become a National Coach requires that you take the 7-day National Coaching Course and pass the five exams with a minimum of 55 points out of 100 on each exam, and with a minimum of 400 total points out of 500. The five exams are: coaching theory (very hard), anatomy & physiology (easy), Laws of the Game (very hard), conduct a 20-minute training session on a randomly assigned topic related to coaching theory taught in the course (you will be given adequate preparation time and you can consult with instructors), soccer skills (hard if you don’t have fitness and skills!). With the point system described, you can score very high on some exams to make up for doing poorly on others.
The course is challenging, stressful, and exhilarating. Go for it!
Alan Lee, National Coach (2010)