US Club Soccer's coach education opportunities expand to U.S. Soccer 'B' licenses beginning January 2024 (UPDATES)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 5, 2023) – US Club Soccer and its members will host U.S. Soccer ‘B’ coach licensing courses for the first time beginning next year. Seven ‘B’ courses have been approved by U.S. Soccer and will be hosted in multiple regions throughout the country between January-June 2024. Additional ‘B’ courses will be hosted in the second half of the year and announced at a later date.

“We greatly appreciate U.S. Soccer’s confidence in us to host these ‘B’ courses,” said Dr. Missy Price, US Club Soccer VP of Education & Development. “This is a major improvement in making coach education more accessible. US Club Soccer offers multiple stages of a coach’s licensing pathway, beginning with grassroots and progressing through ‘D,’ ‘C’ and now ‘B’ licenses. We’re excited by the impact this will have on coaches, clubs, leagues and ultimately, players.”

Registration to the following ‘B’ courses opens October 2 in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center. UPDATE (Sept. 14): US Club Soccer member coaches who meet the ‘B’ license eligibility requirements are encouraged to contact their clubs and leagues when registration opens for the links. These courses are expected to fill quickly, so coaches are advised to update their profiles in the Learning Center prior to Oct. 2 to expedite the registration process. The dates listed are the first and second in-person course dates:

  • March 3-6 / May 12-15 | St. Johns, FL | Co-hosted by Florida Elite Soccer Academy & Florida Club Leagues
  • March 4-7 / May 6-9 | Fontana, CA | Co-hosted by Sporting California USA & SOCAL
  • March 7-10 / May 16-19 | Norman, OK | Co-hosted by Oklahoma Celtic & Oklahoma Premier Clubs
  • March 8-11 / May 17-20 | Woodbridge, VA | Co-hosted by PSWI/VDA & Virginia Premier Soccer League
  • March 11-14 / May 6-9 | Sacramento, CA | Co-hosted by Davis Legacy SC & NorCal Premier
  • March 11-14 / May 13-16 | San Diego, CA | Co-hosted by San Diego Surf & SOCAL
  • March 11-14 / May 13-16 | St. Paul, MN | Co-hosted by Twin Cities Soccer Leagues

UPDATE (Oct. 6): US Club Soccer is proud to announce an additional six ‘B’ license courses taking place in the fall. They will start virtually in July and open to registration in the coming weeks. Priority registration for US Club member coaches will begin on November 13. More information will be provided by the leagues.

  • Sept. 1-4 / Nov. 1-4 | Atlanta, GA | Co-hosted by United Futbol Academy & South Atlantic Premier League/Southeastern Clubs Champions League
  • Sept. 8-11 / Nov. 3-6 | Piscataway, NJ | Co-hosted by PDA & ECNL
  • Sept. 9-12 / Nov. 4-7 | Davis, CA | Co-hosted by Davis Legacy SC & NorCal Premier
  • Sept. 9-12 / Nov. 4-7 | Tampa, FL | Co-hosted by Florida Premier FC & Florida Club Leagues
  • Sept. 13-16 / Nov. 8-11 | Seattle, WA | Co-hosted by PACNW SC & ECNL/Washington Premier League
  • Sept. 23-26 / Nov. 21-24 | Kansas City, KS | Co-hosted by U.S. Soccer

US Club Soccer strongly encourages coaches who want to request a waiver for the qualification requirements for the ‘B’ license based on foreign coaching certifications do so immediately to be able to register on November 13. To begin the process, please click here. Submit a completed waiver and supporting documentation to US Club Soccer Director of Coach Education Vince Ganzberg.

U.S. Soccer ‘B’ courses are the highest level of coach education US Club Soccer offers. It is considered among the “Pro Pathway” of U.S. Soccer’s coach licensing pathway, and as such, coach candidates are prepped to work with youth (U-13+) or senior teams in a performance environment. Course goals include applying and evaluating team and player development related to a game model, as well as analyzing, evaluating and optimizing the learning environment for the team and individual players.

US Club Soccer and its member organizations regularly host other levels within the coach licensing pathway, such as Grassroots, ‘D’ and ‘C’ courses. Visit our Courses for more information.


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