Competitive / Signature Licensing

U.S. Soccer 9v9 In Person License
& 11v11 In Person License

Cal South’s minimum required license level to coach a competitive team of any age is to hold either one of the following licenses:

  • 9v9 In Person License


  • 11v11 In Person License

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Course Information

“In Person License” is the name of the license type. We administer these license courses in various formats which include:

  • In Person Format: lecture and field training is done in person at a location.
  • Blended Format: lecture is done virtually through Zoom and field training is completed in person at a location

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

Course Length: Duration of either license is a total of four hours.


  • Minimum Age: 16 years of age
  • Step One: Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer’s Learning Center (LC)
  • Step Two: Complete the “U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching” Module

Cost: $100 per license

How to Register


  • Step 1: Download the Competitive Coach Checklist above.
  • Step 2: Complete the first three steps on that list.

Additional Cal South Requirements:

  • 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

For assistance registering with Cal South, email coachinged@calsouth.com.