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.

As of Dec 15, 2020

Meeting One Meeting Two
Start Finish Start Finish
US Soccer National C Course Orange County “All Women’s Course” 4/9/2021 4/12/21 7/26/2021 7/29/2021
US Soccer National C Course 5/7/2021 5/10/2021 8/17/2021 8/20/2021
US Soccer National C Course Ojai/Ventura 7/12/2021 7/15/2021 9/20/2021 9/23/2021
US Soccer National C Course San Diego 12/6/2021 12/9/2021 2/28/2022 3/3/2022
Meetings Dates Location Application Window
B Course Meeting 1 Bradenton, Fla.
Meeting 2 Bradenton, Fla.
Meeting 3 Bradenton, Fla.
B Course Meeting 1 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 2 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 3 Kansas City, Kan.
B Course Meeting 1 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 2 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 3 Kansas City, Kan.
B Course Meeting 1 Bradenton, Fla.
Meeting 2 Bradenton, Fla.
Meeting 3 Bradenton, Fla.
Meetings Dates Location Application Window
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 Casa Grande, Ariz.
Meeting 2 Casa Grande, Ariz.
Meeting 3 Casa Grande, Ariz.
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 Clearwater, Fla.
Meeting 2 Clearwater, Fla.
Meeting 3 Clearwater, Fla.
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 2 Kansas City, Kan.
Meeting 3 Kansas City, Kan.
Meetings Dates Location Application Window
A-Youth Course Meeting 1 Florida
Meeting 2 Casa Grande, Ariz.
Meeting 3 Casa Grande, Ariz.