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Even if a coach has a previously-approved waiver, it is no longer valid.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 2015-2016:

  • Dec. 11-13, 2015 - Lynchburg (Central Virginia United)
  • April 10-12, 2016 - Fredericksburg (VYSA)


US Soccer Evaluation Dates 2015-2016:

  • Dec. 11-13, 2015 - Virginia Beach (Vriginia Beach Travel Soccer)
  • Dec. 11 - 13, 2015 - Loudoun (Loudoun Soccer)
  • Aug. 26-28 - Fredericksburg (VYSA)


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. 




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