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U.S. Soccer Continues Grassroots Coaching Pathway Initiative with 4v4 Online Course


US Soccer

FRISCO, Texas (March 5, 2018) – Coaches all across North Texas Soccer will now have the opportunity to undergo U.S. Soccer’s 4v4 Online Grassroots License Course through the Digital Coaching Center. The course marks the first of four Online Grassroots Courses to launch within U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education pathway. Three more Online Grassroots Courses (7v7, 9v9, 11v11) are set to roll out in the coming months as part of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department’s concentrated effort to provide accessible education to all coaches.

The two-hour, 4v4 Online Grassroots License Course is offered by U.S. Soccer through the DCC, while the four In-Person courses are organized and run North Texas Soccer. The In-Person courses take place over four hours with two hours dedicated to classroom learning and two hours dedicated to coaching on the field. In-person courses information can be found here.

Five Things to Know About the 4v4 Online Grassroots Course

“We are very excited to roll out the Grassroots 4v4 Online Course,” U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Administration Frank Tschan said. “The Grassroots initiative is a product of the research, development and collaboration with our members. This 4v4 course, as well as the forthcoming three online courses, will provide every coach across the United States the ability to access educational content, Play-Practice-Play training sessions and U.S. Soccer's Planning Tool. These are learning resources we believe will provide all coaches the necessary support in creating the ideal environment for their players.”

Five Things to Know About the Grassroots Coaching Pathway

The 4v4 Online Grassroots License Course builds on the foundation of the cost-free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module that was introduced in January. Coaches looking to begin their development pathway will start with the introductory module before progressing to any of the eight new grassroots level coaching courses that consist of online and in-person courses that focus on the four Grassroots game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11). The game models are outlined in U.S. Soccer’s recently launched Player Development Initiatives.