US Soccer Federation (USSF) Coaching Education

Thousands of coaches have attended and successfully completed an US Soccer Federation coaching course since they were first developed in 1971. Regardless of the level of certification or license attempted, the prime objective of the coaching education program is to provide all coaches from the beginner to the most advanced with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge.

Coaching education begins at the state level with introductory 4 hour "Youth Modules", and the 18 hour "E" License courses. These courses cover elementary principles of coaching and the "E" License prepares interested coaches for the 36 hour "D" License. Successful completion of the "D" course certifies coaches with either a State or National License. Both licenses are non-expiring and are awarded following the completion of both theoretical and practical testing. Candidates wishing to attend a US Soccer National Coaching School to take the "C" License course must have earned and held a National "D" License for a minimum of 12 months. Those holding a State "D" license may upgrade their State Pass to a National Pass through an upgrade course under the direction of the State Technical Director at

For Course Descriptions please click the link you want below:
Youth Modules
"E" License Course
"D" License Course
USSF Course Information

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