U.S. Soccer has announced new and exciting changes that have now gone into effect as of February 1, 2018. To see the U.S. Soccer official announcement click HERE. In addition to the eight (8) new grassroots licenses, the D License course has also been updated in accordance with the revamped approach at the grassroots level.
The National D License remains a 40 to 45-hour course held over the course of two separate weekends, with an instructional weekend, a developmental period in between, and assessment weekend. The overall length of each course may vary from course to course based on facility and player requirements. The focus of this course is to facilitate the improvement of the Grassroots Coach in all 6 Tasks of a Coach: Coaching Games, Coaching Training Sessions, Managing the Performance Environment, Leading the Team, Leading the Player and Leadership. Coaches will also focus on learning how to design, execute and reflect on a P-P-P training session.
- If you currently hold a USSF E License: you are eligible for the D license after completing the free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module on the DCC.
- If you currently hold a USSF F License: you are eligible for the D license after completing the free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module on the DCC, completing the 11v11 in-person course, and one additional grassroots in-person course (4v4, 7v7, or 9v9)
- If you do not already have a U.S. Soccer License: you are eligible for the D license course by completing the free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module on the DCC, completing the 11v11 in-person course, completing one other in-person course (4v4, 7v7, or 9v9), and one online Grassroots course (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, or 11v11).
All registration, communication, assignments, and payments will be submitted through the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC) All coaches will need to create an account in the DCC in order to register for any courses if they have not done so previously.
Cost: $300 for BOTH weekends. Coaches are required to attend both weekends of the course at the same location and are not permitted to switch or change their testing weekend.
Schedule: (Subject to change)
- Friday: 5:30pm-9pm
- Saturday: 9am-7pm
- Sunday: 9am-6pm
- Saturday: 8am-7pm
- Sunday: 8am-6pm
Please click HERE to see a list of our currently scheduled courses