Find a Course


Click on the links below to find all Grassroots and D courses on U.S. Soccer’s Learning Center. Search for US Club Soccer hosted courses by clicking on host and selecting US Club Soccer. Please note that in order to be eligible to register for any grassroots course, all candidates must complete the free, 20-minute Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module.

U.S. Soccer offers grassroots courses as follows:

The D License Course: The National D License is an online and in-person course that has an online experience and either one or two in-person meetings.

The goals of the course are to help coaches understand how:

  • to create game-like training sessions that encourage players’ ownership (decision-making)
  • to create a game-day environment that encourages players’ ownership (decision-making)

The learning objectives of this course are to facilitate coach improvement in the Six Tasks of a Coach with an emphasis on developing the team and individual players by learning how:

  • to demonstrate an understanding of developmental stages & age characteristics
  • to observe the game, recognize formations and all player actions
  • to further develop a comprehensive understanding of Play-Practice-Play methodology
  • to organize, execute and reflect on 2 Play-Practice-Play training sessions based on the same goal in 1 week
  • to demonstrate an understanding of how to inform, involve and inspire parents