Two HYSA Arsenal coaches, Randy Nett (bottom row, 2nd from left) and Alex Johnston (top row, 4th from right), completed the USSF National "D" license testing weekend on Sunday afternoon. They were joined about about 15 other coaches from around the state, including Whitefish, Kalispell, Bozeman, Livingston, and Billings. HYSA hosted the first licensing course, which was ran by members of the the Montana state instructional staff, Ric Plante (top row far left) and Hunter Terry (top row far right).
The National "D" license is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National "E" license. The focus of this course is to improve a coaches ability to positively influence individual players and teams. It is split into two weekends: instructional and testing. The instructional weekend was held at HYSA's Siebel Soccer Complex back in March, and is followed by eight weeks of team practice work. Candidates then return to the test site for the final exam weekend, which includes one practice sessions and the final exam.
Randy is currently the head coach for the Arsenal U12B Gold team while Alex is the assistant coach for the Arsenal U13B team.