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What information do I need to submit an application for an A-Senior, A-Youth, B or C Course?

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017 03:37PM CST
Before beginning an application for a course, it is recommended that you gather all the necessary documents and information you will need. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain all required documents.


Pre-Application Checklist


1.
 Please double-check the accuracy and completeness of the information on your DCC profile page, including:

     - contact information

 

     - U.S. Soccer coaching licenses - must be verified

 

     - coaching experiences (current and past) - You only need to list your highest level and most relevant coaching roles. Official proof of coaching experience must be provided via letterhead from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organizations.


     - playing experiences - You only need to list playing experiences of college level or higher. Official proof of playing experience must be provided via letterhead from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organizations.




2. If you are not currently coaching in the appropriate environment for the course, you must provide a signed letter from the organization you will work with in order to complete your assignments in the appropriate environment. For a description of the appropriate environment, see each license page here.


3. U.S. Soccer will consider any other continuous education you have participated in recently. For these experiences to be considered, you must upload a document for each experience verifying your participation.

     - If you hold the prerequisite U.S. Soccer License, you may only include programs that took place after your previous license issue date.

     - If your previous license issue date is more than 3 years ago, or if you do not hold the prerequisite U.S. Soccer license, you may only include programs that took place in the last 3 years.



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Optional

If you wish to include it, U.S. Soccer will consider- 

     - higher education awards (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees or advanced               certificates in education or a related field) - must be accompanied by an official certificate from the granting organization which includes the coach's name, the level of the award, and the issue date. Example- scan or photograph of diploma or similar. This should not be a transcript or other detailed documentation.


Waivers

For the B and Course ONLY- if you do not hold the prerequisite U.S. Soccer license, and are applying based on professional playing experience or a foreign coaching license-

 
B Course

Minimum pre-requisites:
 

  • UEFA B License or higher (or similar)

-OR-

  • 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” professional team. Official proof of playing and coaching experience must be provided via letterhead from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organizations.

C Course
Minimum pre-requisites:
 
  • Certain foreign licenses (subject to review by U.S. Soccer)

-OR-

  • 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” professional team. Official proof of playing and coaching experience must be provided via letterhead from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organizations.

 

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If you have any questions about what verification documents are appropriate for each type of experience, please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain all required documents.
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