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The U.S. Soccer Coaching Department routinely fields queries regarding programs and services that we offer. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers from the Coaching Department. For other questions or more information on coaching programs and services, see the "Contact Us" section on the right.

If I don’t meet a prerequisite, can I be granted an exception or "waiver" to attend a more advanced course?

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017 09:01AM CST
It is recommended that candidates begin at the foundation of our coaching pathway, the National F course, to familiarize themselves with U.S. Soccer practices and methodology. However, U.S. Soccer permits certain applicants, based on their previous experience, the right to bypass certain license levels under the U.S. Soccer licensing structure.

 U.S. Soccer B License Course

Applicant has five-(5) years coaching experience, at any level, AND five-(5) years playing experience with a Senior National Team and/or five-(5) years playing experience on a FIFA recognized “1st Division” outdoor professional team. This information must be reflected on the coach’s DCC profile. Official proof of playing and coaching experience must be provided via letter head from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organization.

 U.S. Soccer also recognizes certain licensure from other federations or confederations as a means to begin at the C or B course level. The decision to recognize certain foreign licensure belongs to U.S. Soccer and is subject to change.

 U.S. Soccer C License Course

Applicant has three-(3) years coaching experience, at any level, AND three-(3) years playing experience with a Senior National Team and/or three-(3) years playing experience on a FIFA recognized “1st Division” outdoor professional team. This information must be reflected on the coach’s DCC profile. Official proof of playing and coaching experience must be provided via letter head from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organization.

 U.S. Soccer also recognizes certain licensure from other federations or confederations as a means to begin at the C or B course level. The decision to recognize certain foreign licensure belongs to U.S. Soccer and is subject to change.
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