US Soccer’s Learning Center (LC)
The LC allows coaches to register for courses, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of training sessions, and much more!
Coaching Education courses are currently being hosted at all course levels. Most courses are proceeding in a blended format - this means that any classroom work is virtual while field sessions still occur in person.
For the most up to date course list, please the link to the US Soccer LC below!
US Soccer Learning Center
Note that courses mostly occur between seasons, if you do not see a course that you are interested in taking, please contact your club as ask them to host one!
How to Find Courses on the LC
Registering for Courses Tutorial
After clicking on the Learning Center link above, follow these instructions to find a specific course:
You will be directed to the page shown below. All types of courses offered for the license pathway are shown. Click on the license you are interested in pursuing.
For example, if you click on the 'Grassroots Courses' icon, a drop down menu will appear for 'In-Person Courses', 'Online Courses', and 'Introduction'.
*You will need to complete the 'Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module' before registering for a Grassroots Course*
After selecting 'In-Person or Online', you then have the option of '11v11', '9v9', '7v7', and '4v4' courses.
When you select the type of course, click the "Go to Course List" icon to see when all the available courses are offered.
To register, click course details.
Click the 'log-in' icon to register. If you don't have an account, sign up to continue the registration process.
How to Advance as a Coach
A combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses (replacing the E and F Licenses) now represent the prerequisites to progress to the U.S. Soccer D License.
New coaches must complete a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:
- Two in person courses of any level (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)
- One online course of any level (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)
Previously licensed candidates who have already completed or begun to take the E or F License courses will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:
- US Soccer E License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
- US Soccer F License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module + two in-person licenses
Please contact Gandalf French the MSYSA Technical Director with any questions!