Holding the US Soccer “E” License for a minimum of six months is a prerequisite for the “D” Instructional Weekend.
The US Soccer “D” license is a 36-40 hour course spread out over two weekends at least 10 weeks apart. Coaches will be required to prepare and run a set of pre-determined training sessions prior to the first weekend, called the “Instructional Weekend”. After completing the first weekend, coaches will complete three assigned training sessions before returning for the second weekend, now called the “Evaluation Weekend/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 Even if a coach has a previously-approved waiver, it is no longer valid.
US Soccer D License Information
Fees for the "D" Instructional Weekend are:
$250 for coaches of VYSA member clubs
$270 for coaches of non-VYSA member clubs
Fee for the "D" Evaluation Weekend is:
$85 for coaches of VYSA member and non-VYSA member clubs
Registration for D License courses takes place through the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center
US Soccer D License Candidate Resources:
Here is a step by step guide to assist you on your US Soccer D License journey.
US Soccer D Documents
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 questions, please contact Virginia Youth Soccer Association.