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US Soccer Learning Center Coaching Courses 


Grassroots Coaching 


The Grassroots Courses focus on U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Philosophy, Play- Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach,  & the characteristics of players  in the specific game model (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11). 


All you need to get started with our Grassroots Courses is a profile on the U.S. Soccer Learning Center 

Once you create a profile, you can begin watching our Introduction to Grassroots Module immediately. Once that's done, you'll be eligible to take our online Grassroots courses and sign up for our in-person Grassroots Courses.

To progress to the USSF D License, you need to watch our Introduction to Grassroots Module, complete one of the four online courses & complete two of the four in-person courses. One of the in-person courses must be 11v11. 

Course Structure

Online courses are $25 and take about 2 hours to complete. 

In-Person Courses are 4 hours long and prices are set by the State Associations. 

The D Course facilitates the improvement of the candidates in the Six Tasks of a Coach across all four game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) with an emphasis on Coaching Training Sessions. 


National d license 



In order to register for the U.S. Soccer D Course, all candidates must meet the follow prerequisites:

  • Introduction to Grassroots Module

  • Two-In Person Courses (One must be 11v11) 

  • One online Grassroots Course across any of the four levels 

‚ÄčOR If you previously earned a USSF F License , USSF E License or both: 

  • USSF F  + Introduction to Grassroots Module + 11v11 Grassroots In-Person Course + one other Grassroots in-person course of your choice. 

  • USSF E + Introduction to Grassroots Module 

  • USSF E + USSF F  + Introduction to Grassroots Module



Course Meeting 1 

Three Days Onsite with full group 


Development  Meeting 2 

6-8 weeks in home environment with assignments  and mentoring 


Course Meeting 2 

Two days onsite with full group