US Soccer National 9v9 & 11v11 License
(In-Person, Blended or Virtual)

(12U & 14U)

US Soccer Coaching License

Course Information

The following steps are MANDATORY in order to register as a COMPETITIVE coach in Cal South.

You must attend both 9v9 & 11v11 In-Person, Blended or Virtual Courses which consist of two 4-hour courses, providing instruction in grassroots coaching and teaching methodology.

Topics will include the Six Tasks of a US Soccer Coach

  • Coaching Training Sessions
  • Leading the Team
  • Managing the Performance Environment
  • Coaching Games
  • Leading the Player
  • Leadership


  • Minimum Age: 16 years of age
  • Step One: Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer’s Learning Center (LC)
  • Step Two: Complete the US Soccer Introduction To Grassroots Coaching Module
  • Step Four: Register for both 4-Hour 9v9 & 11v11 In-Person License Course (Must sign up for each separately)

Course Length: 4 hours for the 9v9 and 4 hours for the 11v11 (2 hours classroom, 2 hours field)

Cost: $130, includes both 9v9 and 11v11 Licenses

How to Register

  • Step 1: Register to take the 11v11 License within the Cal South system by clicking here

  • Step 2: Make sure you have created your LC account and have taken the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module

  • Step 3: Register within the LC to take the In Person online 11v11 and 9v9 In Person Training

Additional Cal South Requirements:

  • Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training through the LC:

  • KIDSAFE Risk Management Program (For Legal Adults Only)

    If you are 18 years old or older you will need to adhere to our KIDSAFE Risk Management Program. All legal adults must have their fingerprints cleared by the Department of Justice before they are allowed on the field with our youth. To complete this, you will need to download our live scan form which can be taken to any servicer. You can do a quick google search for “local live scan locations” and take your form to them. The cost will range anywhere from $15-$30. Keep your copy of the live scan form after the service is done until you have received an email confirmation that we have received your results. On average it takes from 1-14 days to receive results back from the Department of Justice. We will update your Cal South profile as soon as that clearance comes in.

    Click here for our live scan form.

    To learn more about our Risk Management program, click here.

For US Soccer assistance, call 313-808-1300 or email
For assistance registering with Cal South, email