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 Even if a coach has a previously-approved waiver, it is no longer valid.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org); Jackie Burket, Coaching Education Administrator (email@example.com).