US Soccer D License

The US Soccer “D” license is approximately 36 course hours spread out over two weekends. Coaches will be required to prepare and run a set of pre-determined training sessions prior to the first weekend, called the “Instructional Weekend/ Phase”. After completing the first weekend, coaches will take what they have learned into practice with their clubs, teams and players. Coaches will be required to wait a minimum of ten weeks (or a season) before returning for the second weekend, now called the “Evaluation Weekend/Performance Review”.

Holding the US Soccer “E” License for a minimum of six months is a prerequisite for the “D” Instructional Weekend. 

*As of Jan. 1, 2013, waivers into the D License Course are NO LONGER accepted. Even if a coach has a previously-approved waiver, it is no longer valid. 

US Soccer D License Information:

US Soccer D License Course [Link to US Soccer]

US Soccer Instructional Dates 2015:

  • March 20 - 22: Alexandria, VA
  • July 17-19: Virginia Beach, VA
  • July 31-August 2: Leesburg, VA
  • August 8 - 10: Vienna, VA
  • Summer 2015: Fredericksburg, VA

US Soccer Evaluation Dates 2015:

  • March 27 - 29: Fredericksburg, VA
  • April 10 - 12: Charlottesville, VA
  • June 12 - 14: Alexandria, VA
  • July 24 - 26: Richmond, VA
  • August 21 - 24: Fredericksburg, VA


Register for a US Soccer D Instructional or Evaluation Weekend (Click Here)

US Soccer D License Candidate Resources:

US Soccer D Candidate Guide

US Soccer D Candidate Guidebook (English)

US Soccer D Candidate Guidebook (Spanish)

US Soccer D Goalkeeping Guidebook (English)

US Soccer D Goalkeeping Guidebook (Spanish)

US Soccer D Session Planner and Self Reflection Documents

US Soccer D Practice Topics [Pre-Course and Deliberate Practice Phase]

US Soccer Session Planner Instructions

For queries contact Virginia Youth Soccer Association. Paul Shaw, Coaching Education Director (; Jackie Burket, Coaching Education Administrator ( 




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