US Soccer Coaching Education
U.S. Soccer is committed to providing every soccer coach, from beginner to professional, the most advanced theoretical and practical knowledge possible. It is only through the education of our coaches that we can all ensure that our players are able to grow and develop to their full potential.
The starting point for all coaching education is the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC). The DCC is a state-of-the art online educational platform that allows a coach to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more. To coach a competitive team in Louisiana, a coach must register with the DCC. It will be used exclusively for all applications, registration, payment, assignments, communication and collaboration throughout any US Soccer Coaching Education course.
To access the Digital Coaching Center
U.S. Soccer has announced some new and exciting changes in Coaching Education that will go into effect in 2018. The changes include a new introduction into the pathway, referred to as the “Grassroots Coaching" pathway, which will focus on helping novice coaches. These changes have been implemented across the country and are available now in Louisiana. The new US Soccer Coaching Education model is below.
To read the official U.S. Soccer announcement
PLEASE NOTE: With the creation of the Grassroots path, the current F and E license will no longer be taught or be a part of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education curriculum. For current holders of these licenses, U.S. Soccer and Louisiana Soccer will continue to recognize both as national licenses that meet all prerequisites and or coaching license standards.
This course is designed to develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13 - 14 year old player and teams and to teach the cognitive characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of our Athlete Development Model.
Duration: 36 hours. The course is split into two (2) weekends (Friday-Sunday) with a minimum of 60 days between each weekend.
Prerequisites: Candidates must be 16 years or older and must hold a US Soccer “E” License for a minimum of 6 months. Candidates must also complete and pass pre-course material (emailed at course registration), pass an oral examination and practical examinations.
Cost: Instructional Phase - $150.00 & Performance Phase - $100.00 (Candidates have 12 Months to complete both weekends)
Course Requirement: 20 Candidates are needed to run a course