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USSF 9v9 Grassroots (In-Person)

February 5

9:00am -  1:00pm

Incarnate Word Academy
St. Louis, MO
USSF 11v11 Grassroots (In-Person)

February 5


Incarnate Word Academy
St. Louis, MO
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If you already hold a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A, B, C, D or E License, or a United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) National, Advanced National, or Premier License, you do not have to take the Foundations of Coaching Course.  You are also exempt from taking the Foundations of Coaching Course if you have previously taken the In-Person Missouri Youth Certificate.

The online Foundations of Coaching Course was put together in cooperation with United Soccer Coaches.  Upon completion, you (or your club registrar) will need to upload your Foundations of Coaching Certificate into your Affinity coaching account.  This course takes the place of the In-Person Missouri Youth Certificate that was previously required. The Foundations of Coaching Course is free of charge to MYSA members.

*Please note: taking a single USSF Grassroots Course (in-person or online) does NOT satisfy the requirements of a Missouri coaching License.

Please contact with any questions.

How to Advance in the USSF Coaching Pathway

A unique combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses (replacing the E and F Licenses) now formally represent the prerequisite to progress to the U.S. Soccer D License. New coaches will use the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center to sign up for, and complete, a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:

  • Two in-person courses (one of which must be the 11v11)
  • One online course across any of the four levels (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)

Coaching candidates who have already completed the E or F License courses will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:

  • U.S. Soccer E License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
  • U.S. Soccer F License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module + 11v11 in-person license + one other in-person license

PLEASE NOTE – In order to register for ANY courses now in the DCC, you must have an ACTIVE DCC PROFILE & must complete the FREE 20 Minute “INTRODUCTION to GRASSROOTS COACHING MODULE” located in the DCC.  This will then allow access to register for eligible courses.

"Five Things to Know About the Grassroots PathwayCoaching Initiative" By US Soccer 

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