U.S. Soccer National C License Course
April 15 – Aug 3, 2024
Total fee: $1,750.00
- At least 18 years of age
- Have held a U.S. Soccer D License for at least 6 months OR meet the waiver guidelines
- Must have access to a team (U13+) in a participation environment for the duration of the course
The U.S. Soccer National C License hosted by Alaska Youth Soccer is an online and in-person course. This blended format combines an online experience, assignments, small group meetings, independent learning, and an in-person meeting.
80+ hours (virtual + in-person meetings)
Coaches who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules, live virtual meetings, and a 4-day in-person meeting led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Educator. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a laptop/device with web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place on agreed-upon days and 2 times (see below). Coaches may be asked to participate in the in-person field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn.
More details and a detailed schedule are available on the course page accessible by clicking the register button.
Total fee: $550.00
To take the D course you’ll need at least two grassroots in-person courses, one of which must be the 11v11, and an online license.
The course will have meetings over about 14-16 days, depending on numbers, throughout the period between January 9 and March 4, 2024. There will be a combination of individual work and group Zoom meetings, as well as a few in person meetings. The course will culminate with a final day of testing on the field. Candidates are required to attend all meetings. Individual and group assignments will also be assigned during this period and done in addition to the meetings.
Registration is now closed. More D License courses will be held in the future.
A detailed schedule is available on the course page⧉
These 4 separate and distinct courses offer to coaches of grassroots players a variety of education entry points based upon ages and corresponding game models specified by the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiative that include 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. Building blocks for learning include the Profile of the Grassroots Coach that outlines the 6 Tasks of a Coach, the Attacking and Defending Roadmaps that serves as an observational tool, the Coach’s Toolkit for managing teaching actions, and the Training Session Manual that guides the Play-Practice-Play Methodology for a holistic approach to creating reality-based, experiential learning opportunities for grassroots players.
- Learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education philosophy.
- Learn about how to develop a player-centered approach to coaching.
- Have access to both classroom and field-based sessions.
- Learn Play-Practice-Play Methodology.
- Learn the Six Tasks of a Grassroots Coach among other topics.