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 “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.

Online or in person courses

(4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)

Online License

In Person Licenses

 (Blended or Fully In Person)

All License Courses Now Include the Following Compliance Trainings


Current Certificate can be uploaded to LC Profile

Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In Assignment called: Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments