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Grassroots In-Person Licences

General Info


US Soccer Intro Into Grassroots Coaching Video

The United States Soccer Federation has announced an updated coaching pathway effective this new year. There will now be eight (8) new grassroots level coaching courses to be introduced in early 2018. These courses will be focused on empowering coaches through experiential learning and a player-centered approach. The course options will relate directly to small-sided games and the respective age-groups outlined in the Player Development Initiatives.

The new Grassroots Licensing Courses will consist of four (4) in-person experiences and four (4) online experiences. Prospective coaches will have the option to engage in any of these new courses - in any sequence - after completing a free introductory module provided by U.S. Soccer. In addition to the eight (8) new opportunities, the D course has also been updated in accordance with the revamped approach at the grassroots level. 


Concurrently with the roll out of the new courses, the current F and E courses will transition out of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Pathway. These licenses will still be recognized by U.S. Soccer and both certifications remain relevant as a means to advance within the pathway. 


- Coaching Education Staff


Course Details - In person licenses are four (4) hours long, consisting of two (2) hours of classroom and two (2) hours of field work. Registration and all course work is conducted through the Digital Coaches Center (DCC).You can click here to create a DCC account if you do not currently have one. 


intro grassroots coaching module

This FREE introductory module, which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, is now the general starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to undergo any of the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licensing Courses.  Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four (4) complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions. 

The module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.


Coaching Education COntact


Paul Fabry 
Director of Coaching