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USS National D License


National D License



How to Advance in the Coaching Pathway

A combination of three Grassroots Licenses (replacing the E and F Licenses) now formally represent the prerequisite to progress to the US Soccer D License.  New coaches will use the U.S. Soccer Learning Center to sign up for, and compete a minimum of 3 grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person 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)


Coaching candidates who have already completed the E or F License courses will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:


  • Verified U.S. Soccer E License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
  • Verified U.S. Soccer F License + Introduction to Grassroots Module + 11v11 in-person license + one other in-person license


National D License

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


The D Course is a 37-hour course held over 2 weekends (Fri – Sun)

Course Meeting 1

  • Three days onsite with full group

Development Period

  • 6-8 weeks in home environment with assignments and mentoring

Course Meeting 2

  • Two days onsite with full group




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