U.S. Soccer is committed to providing all coaches, from beginner to advanced, with education tailored to their experiences and the needs of their players. The Coaching License Pathway consists of a series of courses designed to meet the specific needs of a coach at every step of the way.
U.S. Soccer believes education is a journey, and our goal is to provide the necessary tools, guidance and mentorship a coach requires.
- All coaches start their coaching journey with the free, 20-minute Introduction to Grassroots Coaching online course.
- Once the intro is completed, coaches can begin any of the grassroots course modules, online or in-person (blended/traditional).
- To be eligible to attend the “D” course, coaches need at least two grassroots in-person courses, one of which must be the 11v11, and an online license. Blended courses are counted towards “in-person” courses.
- After the “D” course, coaches need a year of experience to take the “C” course. From there, entry to the pro pathway requires an application to each course and more robust pre-requisites.