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Host a Course

We are happy to announce that MSYSA is starting the process of our Return to Educate plan.

We will be starting with a limited number of Grassroots  In-Person Modules and will expand to conducting new D Licence courses at a later date when conditions allow us to safely do so.

Grassroots In-Person Modules will take on a Brand-New blended learning approach that incorporates both Virtual Classroom Training  (2 hrs) and In-Person Learning & Field Session (2 hrs). 

Check out our Return to Learn plan below and important safety considerations




Hosting Guidelines

Clubs that wish to serve as the host for a Maryland State Youth Soccer Educational Course must make the following accommodations:

  • The course will take 4 hours: 2 hours in the classroom and 2 hours on the field
  • Courses are set up for a 12:1 candidate to instructor ratio
  • Players of the correct age and appropriate numbers are required for the field component: 

Course  Number of Players Age Group
GR 4v4 8-10 players 6U-8U
GR 7v7  14-16 players 9U-10U
GR 9v9 18-20 players 11U-12U 
GR 11v11 18-22 players 13U-17U


  • Select a site that includes
    • Outdoor field with goals and, if possible, an indoor playing area to be used in case of bad weather
    • Classroom area with blackboard/whiteboard and a projection screen/area to project images
  • Select a site coordinator for the course. They will be the contact person for MSYSA.
  • Choose two possible dates for the course you would like to host. 
  • Complete the online application below and submit it for consideration. You will be notified when your application is reviewed. 
Site Coordinator Responsibilities:
  • Course contact person
  • Receive the course materials by mail the week of
  • Opening and closing the facility
  • Take attendance on the MSYSA provided sheet
  • The site coordinator may attend the course at no charge, but they will not count as a candidate to reach the minimum number of candidates to hold the course.
  • Some sites may require a facilities fee to use the location. The site coordinator will be responsible for collecting the facility fee from the candidates. 
  • Assign the instructor(s).
  • Post the course on the state's website, the Digital Learning Center (DLC), and promote the course. If the course enrollment is not met one week prior to start date of the course, the course may be cancelled or rescheduled. 
  • Certification and/or licenses will be given only to those candidates who attend the entire course and successfully complete the course requirements. Licenses will be made accessible to the candidates through the DLC within three weeks after the course is finished.

Application to Host In-Preson Grassroots Course