Starting Your US Soccer Coaching Education Pathway!
Starting your coaching licensure journey begins with Introduction to Grass Roots Coaching.
· No cost
· Takes about 20 minutes.
All Coaches (Recreation, Academy and Travel) should take this no-cost module that you can take anytime through the digital coach center (DCC) on the U.S. Soccer web page. CLICK HERE for a directly link to the Grassroots US Soccer page.
Create a DCC profile if you do not yet have one. If you have previously created a profile, CLICK HERE to go directly to the Digital Coaching Center log in page.
The Introduction to Grassroots Coaching takes only 20 minutes to complete and provides foundational information about coaching soccer.
Coaches have the ability to take the online 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11 training which can be accessed through your DCC portal under Online Courses. Coaches also if available are recommended to take the in person grassroots course (4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11).
If coaches consider progressing on to the USSF education pathway to the D license (next license after grassroots), you will need to take ONE of the online grassroots courses and TWO of the in-person grassroots courses, one of which must be 11v11.
Our state association, VYSA does provide some of the in person courses, CLICK HERE to access their schedule. Or you can utilize the search mechanism under “In-Person Courses” on your DCC page. Costs for the In-Person modules are set by the club hosting.
Registration is now OPEN! Please contact Jackie Burket for more information and to register at [email protected]
Log on to or create your profile to register for this course on the Digital Coaching Center (DCC).