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What are the prerequisites for each course level?

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018 11:46AM CST
  • A - Senior Course: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have held the B License for a minimum of 6 months, must have 4 years of coaching experience (at any level), and must have access to a team of senior players in a high-performance environment to complete their assignments.
 
  • A - Youth Course: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have held the B License for a minimum of 6 months, must have 4 years of coaching experience (at any level), and must have access to a team of elite youth players in a high-performance environment to complete their assignments.
 
  • B Course: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have held the “C” License for a minimum of 12 months, must have 3 years of coaching experience (at any level), and must have access to a team playing the 11v11 game to complete their assignments.
 
  • C Course: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have held the “D” License for a minimum of 12 months.
 
  • D Course: Candidates must have completed a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:
    • Two in-person courses (one of which must be the 11v11)
    • One online course across any of the four levels (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)
    • Coaching candidates who have already completed or begun to take the E or F License courses will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:
      • U.S. Soccer E License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
      • U.S. Soccer F License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module + 11v11 in-person license + one other in-person license
 
  • 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 Grassroots Courses (online or in-person): the only prerequisite is to first complete the free U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module
 
  • Introduction to Grassroots Coaching: no prerequisite
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