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Coaching Courses

Upcoming Courses

USSF 9v9 Grassroots (In-Person)

June 14

5:00 - 9:00 PM

Incarnate Word Academy
Saint Louis, MO

USSF 11v11 Grassroots (In-Person)

June 20

5:00 - 9:00 PM

Incarnate Word Academy

Saint Louis, MO

USSF Grassroots Courses

Coming in June '23

STL & KC  
USSF National C License 

May 28 - September 16

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex
+ Virtual & Individual Meetings
More Dates TBA TBA TBA N/A

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.

*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 

Course Descriptions