US Soccer Announces New Grassroots Coaching Education


CHICAGO (Jan. 17, 2018) - Effective today, the U.S. Soccer F and E Coaching License courses will no longer be offered to new candidates as a part of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Pathway.

While candidates currently registered for the F or E course have the opportunity to complete the course process, earn the accompanying license and apply the license within the new pathway framework, new candidates will no longer be able to register for these courses. Instead, new Grassroots Course opportunities have been developed and added to the pathway, replacing the existing starting phase of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Pathway.

Coaches who currently hold the U.S. Soccer E License will be able to proceed directly to the U.S. Soccer D License course (no development period) after completing the cost-free "Introduction to Grassroots Coaching" module.

Those who hold the F License will have the ability to move to the D License course after completing the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module along with the 11v11 in-person course and one additional in-person grassroots course opportunity, either the 4v4, 7v7 or 9v9.

Coaches can access the "Introduction to Grassroots Coaching" course starting today at

All of our in-person courses (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) will be available starting February 1st, 2018. In order to register for a course, please return to the Digital Coaching Center at that time. Our 4v4 online course will be available by the end of February 2018, with the 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 courses following thereafter. We will notify all DCC users by email as soon as the online courses are published.

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