March 2 - May 4, 2023
Virtual (Classroom) + Richfield, Minn. (In-Person)

U.S. Soccer: D License

(2/23/2023 deadline)

Course Begins: March 2, 2023 (Virtual)

In-Person Weekend #1: March 31-April 2, 2023

In-Person Weekend #2: April 21-23, 2023


and Details

‘D’ Course Overview

Purpose: To prepare coaches to work with youth teams (U6 to U12) in a participation environment.


  • To create game-like training sessions that encourage players’ ownership (decision-making)
  • To create a game day environment that encourages players’ ownership (decision-making)
‘D’ Course Format

Nine weeks (Including summative assessment) with two in-person weekends.

Students who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules, live virtual meetings, and in-person meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Educator. Students should have access to the internet and a laptop/device with web camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place on agreed-upon days and times. Students may be asked to participate in the in-person field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn.

In-person dates:

All sessions (classroom + field) at the Academy of Holy Angels (6600 Nicollet Avenue South, Richfield, MN  55423).

  • Saturday, April 1st – Sunday, April 2nd
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd

Student Coaches can expect a full day of learning between the hours of 9am-8pm.

To register for the U.S. Soccer D course, all applicants must meet the following prerequisites.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Currently coaching or have access to a team U6-U12
  • Have completed Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
  • Have completed Two (2) GR in-person courses and one (1) GR online course


  • Have completed Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
  • Previously Earned USSF E License


  • Have completed Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
  • Previously Earned USSF F License
  • Two (2) Additional Grassroots In-Person (4v4, 7v7, or 9v9)