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US Soccer D License

The New US Soccer “D” license still maintains the foundation of 36 course hours spread out over two weekends, but the course will also introduce a new concept to U.S. Soccer courses. Coaches will be required to prepare and run a set of pre-determined training sessions prior to the first weekend, now called the “Instructional Phase”. After completing the first weekend, coaches will then 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 “Performance Review”.

*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 Even if a coach has a previously-approved waiver, it is no longer valid.

Holding the US Soccer “E” Certificate/License for a minimum of six months will be the only prerequisite for the “D” course. US Soccer is currently updating and making revisions to improve the “D” License course. Please check back frequently for updates.

All coaches must have successfully completed the E coaching certificate course and hold the E coaching certificate at least 6 months before attending a D License course.

 

What is the US Soccer “D” License?

Candidate Responsibilities

Preparation Phase: (Prior to Instructional Phase)
  • 5 Practice Sessions with Self-Assessment. (Appendix I: Coaching Themes for Pre Course and Deliberate Practice; Appendix II: VYSA Practice Assessment Form)

-To be submitted to VYSA Technical Department prior to the course and bring a copy of sessions to the first evening.

  • View and complete questions on concussions (link). Log in (State: DC/Virginia) no need to print certificate as we (VYSA) will receive a completion report from US Soccer. 
  • Coach to bring to Opening Lecture on the first Friday night:
  • Copies of the 5 Practice Sessions With Self-Assessment. (Appendix I: Coaching Themes for Pre Course and Deliberate Practice; Appendix II: VYSA Practice Assessment Form)
Instructional Phase: (First Coaching Education weekend of the US Soccer D License)
  • Coach must attend all the hours of the weekend.
Deliberate Practice Phase: (Time between Instructional and Performance Review Phases)
  • Coach must deliver 5 Practice Sessions with Self-Assessment. (Appendix I: Coaching Themes for Pre Course and Deliberate Practice; Appendix II: VYSA Practice Assessment Form)

To be submitted to VYSA Technical Department prior to Evaluation weekend.

  • Coach to bring copies of the 5 Practice Sessions to Lecture on the Friday night of the Performance Review Phase.
Performance Review Phase: (Second Coaching Education weekend of the US Soccer D License)
  • Coach must attend all the hours of the weekend.

Submit Practice Plan Documents to:

VYSA Technical Department

 

Email: (Preferred)  ussoccerd@vysa.com             
Mail:   
5450 Southpoint Plaza Way,   Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Fax:  540-693-1440

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