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Yes. MSYSA policy states that all head coaches of rostered travel teams in Maryland must hold the following minimum licenses or higher (including USSF E/D/C/B/A):
A certificate of attendance will not be accepted as a substitute for a coaching license.
Yes! The following equivalents meet the minimum requirement pending review from the MSYSA Technical Director:
Yes, foreign coaching licenses and certificates are accepted; however, the license must be submitted to the MSYSA Technical Director for validation. Validation of foreign certificate/license does not award any license or complete prerequisites for USSF courses.
Acceptable foreign coaching licenses or certificates:
All other foreign licenses must be submitted for evaluation.
Requests for a waiver will only be considered in certain circumstances:
If they meet either of the criteria above, coaches may request a temporary waiver to the license requirement for the current season by completing the following steps:
All head coaches must meet the minimum license or equivalent by the following season or deadline set by the MSYSA Technical Director. Head coaches who fail to meet this minimum requirement in the time frame allotted will not be permitted to appear on a team’s roster in any capacity until the minimums are met.
Yes! For the C License, a minimum of two (2) years playing on a Senior National Team or for a FIFA recognized "1st Division" outdoor professional team. Five (5) years of the same nature are required for a B License.
The information must be reflected in the coaches DLC profile. Official proof of playing experience must be provided via letterhead from the affiliated clubs, leagues, or organizations. More information may be found on US Soccer's website: https://ussoccerfederation.force.com/lcsupport/s/article/I-am-a-former-professional-player-where-can-I-begin-in-the-Coaching-Education-Pathway