Coaches of recreational teams that include players younger than 13 years old should hold a National F License.
Coaches of recreational teams that include players between the ages of 13-19 should hold a National E License.
Coaches of competitive teams should hold a National E License.
Coaches of competitive teams participating at the highest levels of play (Division 1, Premier League, SRPL, etc.) should hold at least a National D License. Ideally, these coaches should hold a National C License.
The National F License course is a two-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for kids.REGISTER
The National E License course is an 18-hour course which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the National D License course.REGISTER
The National D License course is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National E License. The focus of this course is to improve a coach's ability to positively influence individual players and teams.REGISTER
The National "C" License course is designed to introduce concepts that are targeted toward coaching players ages 15-18. The course focus is on getting coaches to think about, discuss, and recognize the recurring concepts or themes that exist in soccer. Candidates will be challenged to find ways to offer constructive guidance to players while also allowing players to experience the game for themselves.REGISTER