Coaching License Pathway

Whether you already hold a Cal South Coaching License or a United States Soccer Federation National Coaching License, every Cal South coach must meet the requirements of the Coaching Education Department as described on the License Levels Overview.

All current US Soccer National “F”, “E” and “D” License holders will still be allowed to coach their appropriate recreational (Community) teams.

Current “E” License holders must complete the following to register for a National “D” License

  • Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center
  • Complete the US Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module
  • Register for the National US Soccer National “D” License on the DCC

To show you how everything breaks down, here is a chart featuring the accepted progression of license levels in coaching education:

All Grassroots Pathway Courses will be taught by Certified US Soccer National Instructors at the State level. All A & B License Courses are scheduled and taught by US Soccer.

Meetings Dates Location Application Window
B Course Meeting 1 January 14-18 Bradenton, Fla. October 1-14
Meeting 2 March 4-8 Bradenton, Fla.
Meeting 3 May 20-24 Bradenton, Fla.
B Course Meeting 1 February 25-Mar 1 Kansas City, Kan. October 1-14
Meeting 2 April 15-19 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 3 June 17-21 Kansas City, Kan.
B Course Meeting 1 March 18-22 Kansas City, Kan. October 1-14
Meeting 2 May 6-10 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 3 July 8-12 Kansas City, Kan.
B Course Meeting 1 April 22-26 Bradenton, Fla. October 1-14
Meeting 2 June 10-14 Bradenton, Fla.
Meeting 3 August 5-9 Bradenton, Fla.
Meetings Dates Location Application Window
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 January 7-12 Casa Grande, Ariz. October 1-14
Meeting 2 February 24-March 1 Casa Grande, Ariz.
Meeting 3 May 19-24 Casa Grande, Ariz.
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 January 13-18 Clearwater, Fla. October 1-14
Meeting 2 March 3-8 Clearwater, Fla.
Meeting 3 May 19-24 Clearwater, Fla.
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 March 3-8 Kansas City, Kan. October 1-14
Meeting 2 April 28-May 3 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 3 July 14-19 Kansas City, Kan.
Meetings Dates Location Application Window
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 January 20-25 Florida October 1-14
Meeting 2 March 24-29 Casa Grande, Ariz.
Meeting 3 May 19-24 Casa Grande, Ariz.