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Coaching License Requirements

Region 2 Academy League U7-U8

  • Intro to Grassroots Coaching

  • One of the following:

          -Previously Acquired F License
          -4v4 Online at Digital Coaching Center

  • No Waivers allowed

  • Allows you to be a HC or AC on one or multiple Academy teams.

X-League U9-U12

  • Intro to Grassroots Coaching

  • One of the following:

          - In Person Grassroots 7v7 & 11v1 (GR7/11)
          - In Person Grassroots 9v9 & 11v1 (GR9/11)
          - Previously Acquired E License

  • Allows you to be a HC or AC on one or multiple XL teams.

State Gaming Leagues-Premier, SCL, IRL
U13 Premier Teams

  • Intro to Grassroots Coaching

  • One of the following   

          - In Person Grassroots 7v7 & 11v1 (GR7/11)
          - In Person Grassroots 9v9 &11v11 (GR9/11)
          - Previously Acquired E or D License
         - Seasonal Waiver
U14- U19 Premier Teams

  • Intro to Grassroots Coaching

  • D License

  • D Waiver

U13-U19 Non-Premier teams 

  • Intro to Grassroots Coaching

  • One of the following:

          - In Person Grassroots 7v7 & 11v1 (GR7/11)
          - In Person Grassroots 9v9 & 11v1 (GR9/11)
          - Previously Acquired E License
         - Seasonal Waiver

What is Introduction to Grassroots Coaching?

This free introductory module, which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, is now the general starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to undergo any of U.S. Soccer's Grassroots Licensing Courses. Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions.  Start this 20 minute online course by clicking on the "Intro to Grassroots" Button above.

How do I apply for an E or D Waiver?

Step One: Make $25 online payment of the fee.. (Must be paid before submitting documentation from Steps 2 & 3.)

Step Two: Complete one ONLINE Grassroots Coaching Course.  As of 5.31.2018 only the 4v4 online course is available.

Step Three: Submit the completed Waiver Application Form (accessed from button below) & your online Grassroots completion certificate to jbreckenridge@utahyouthsoccer.net


Online 4v4 Grassroots Course - 2 hours + $25

Step 1: Sign UP in USSF Digital Coaching Center - DCC - https://dcc.ussoccer.com

Tutorial on how to sign up in the DCC if you need help - https://supportersclub.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2319455-getting-started?b_id=7309

Step 2: Complete FREE Introduction to Grassroots Coaching - 20 min 

  • In the Digital Coaching Center, Click on “Courses" in the upper left hand corner of the website. 

  • Under License Pathway, click on “Introduction.” 

  • Proceed through this free, short 20 min presentation


Step 3: Complete the ONLINE 4v4 Grassroots Course - $25 + approximately 2 hours 

  • In the Digital Coaching Center, Click on “Courses" in the upper left hand corner of the website. 

  • Under License Pathway, click on “Grassroots Courses.” 

  • Click on “Online Courses”

  • Click on “4v4 Course"

  • Pay the $25 course fee

  • Complete the Course

  • Email a copy of your 4v4 course certificate to swatunited@gmail.com


What do I need to obtain a D License?

CHICAGO (Jan. 17, 2018) - Effective today, 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.