Skip to Main Content

The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Coaches - Education - D Course

How do I progress to the D License?

Eligibility Requirements:
To register for the U.S. Soccer D course, all applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

• At least 18 years of age
• Currently coaching or have access to a team U6-U12
• Have completed Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
• Have completed Two (2) GR Blended courses and one (1) GR On-Line course


• Have completed Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
• Previously Earned USSF E License


• Have completed Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
• Previously Earned USSF F License
• Two (2) Additional Grassroots Blended Course (4v4, 7v7, or 9v9)

Blended National D License

Course Details: The U.S. Soccer D License hosted by North Carolina Youth Soccer Association is an online and in-person course. This blended format combines an online experience, assignments, small group meetings, independent learning, and in-person meeting.

Course Experience: 48+ hours (virtual + in-person meetings)  Students who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules, live virtual meetings, and in-person meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Educator. Students should have access to the internet and a laptop/device with web camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place on agreed-upon days and times (see below). Students may be asked to participate in the in-person field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn.

Course duration: Nine (9) weeks (Including summative assessment) with two (2) in-person weekends

• Virtual meetings (Large group/small group)

• Videos

• Individual meetings with Coach Educator

• Independent learning and investigation/research

• Individual assignments

• Collaborative projects


Formative Assessment (course assignments during the course) in:

• Leadership and Managing the Performance Environment

• Leading the Player within the Team

• Coaching Games

• Coaching Training Sessions

Summative Assessment (Final projects at the end of the course) in:

• Coaching Training Sessions

o Design and coach one (1) activity within the training session

Students that register for this course are expected to attend all course meetings and complete all assignments in order to be eligible for the final assessment


The final meeting dates and times will be announced at least three weeks prior to the course start. During the pre-course meeting, each educator group will establish its own meeting times

Virtual meetings:

Week 1 Introduction course mtg 

Educator group mtg

Week 2 Educator group mtg

Week 3 Educator group mtg

Week 4 Educator group mtg

Week 5 Educator group mtg

Week 6 Educator group mtg

Week 7 Educator group mtg

Week 8 Educator group mtg

Week 9 Educator group mtg

One on One mtg

To view courses, click here - US Soccer Learning Center