US Soccer has recently revamped the Coaching License Pathway!
How to Advance in the Coaching Pathway
A unique combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses (replacing the E and F Licenses) now formally represent the prerequisite to progress to the U.S. Soccer D License. New coaches will use the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center to sign up for, and complete, a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:
- Two in-person courses (one of which must be the 11v11)
- One online course across any of the four levels (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)
What if I already took the F or E license?
Coaching candidates who have already completed or begun to take the E or F License courses will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:
Hosting a Course
If existing offering don't already accommodate the coaches in your community, you may request to host a course. Hosting requirements include assigning a person to coordinate an appropriately-sized outdoor or indoor facility, and who will publicize the course to your community. Classes will have minimum participation, please contact the state office for more information.
Contact NSS with your contact information, and indicate the course(s) you'd like to host and on what date(s).
Other Course Offerings
Iowa Soccer Association Coaching Calendar
United Soccer Coaches Master Course Schedule
For more information on all National Coaching Licenses, please visit the USSF website here
You MUST ATTEND the ENTIRETY of the course in order to complete. You will not be excused due to conflicts (please reschedule or get coverage before registering).
You will physically participate during the course.