There are multiple ways in which candidates will meet virtually for the course. The most common are large group meetings, mixed group meetings and instructor group meetings. Candidates can expect to meet virtually via zoom 2-3 times per week. A majority of the virtual meetings will occur in the evening after 7:00pm. However, there are meetings scheduled at other times, either in the morning or during the noon hour. Please consider your personal schedule when registering. It is mandatory to attend all virtual meeting dates.
Virtual: Pre-Course Webinar (January 13, 2021), 8PM | Zoom Link TBD
Virtual: Weekly Webinars will begin on the week of Monday, January 18th, 2021. Additional details forthcoming.
Virtual: Development Period
The Development Period is the time in between the initial meeting and the on-field component. The Development Period will consist of weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities. It is vital that candidates have access to a grassroots team during this period so that they can practically apply what they learned during the Development Period.
In-person: On-Field Component (April 17, 2021 8:00am – 6:00pm)
January 12, 2021; April 17, 2021
Candidates must have completed prior to registering:
A unique combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses now formally represent the prerequisite to progress to the U.S. Soccer D License. Specifically, candidates must have completed a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:
Coaching candidates who have earned the E or F License will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:
U.S. Soccer E License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
U.S. Soccer F License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module + 11v11 in-person license + one other in-person license