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Coaching Courses


Coaching Courses 




**Coaching course manuals can be found under Forms.**

**Scheduled Classes can be found under Classes. **

National "C" License coming to Oklahoma! 


August 5-12th, 2017. 

Register throught the DCC at:

National C

The C Course focuses on the core concepts of coaching.


In order to register for the U.S. Soccer C course, all candidates must meet the following pre-requisites:

·       At least 18 years of age

·       Have held a U.S. Soccer D license for at least 12 months

·       -OR- meet the waiver guidelines

·       Currently coaching

Interested candidates who wish to apply based on a waiver must contact the hosting organization directly after adding the necessary documentation to their DCC profile.

Course Structure

The C course consists of two course meetings separated by a development period. The total course duration is approximately 2-3 months.

Course Meeting –  August 5-12, 2017

Development Period

Assessment Meeting 

Tasks of the Coach

·       Coaching Training Sessions

·       Coaching Games

·       Leading Players

·       Leading the Team

·       Managing a Performance Environment

·       Leadership

Digital Coaching Center

The U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC), is a state-of-the art online educational platform. The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more.

The DCC will be used for applications, registration, payment, assignments, communication and collaboration throughout the course.

Other frequently asked questions and answers can be found here.

DCC Assignment Due Dates:

Level Assignment Due Date (adjusted)
C Key Qualities of a Coach 14 days before day 1  of the course meeting
  Game Analysis and Training Session 14 days before day 1  of the course meeting
  Concussion Awareness 1 day before day 1 of the course meeting
  Personal Development Plan 7 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Role Modeling 14 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Coaching a Game 21 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Periodization Plan 28 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Training Session with Video 28 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Team Meeting 35 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Questions to Guide Players 35 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Improving Your Environment 42 days after the last day of the course meeting
  Final Training Session 7 days before day 1 of the assessment meeting


Youth Modules:

We are presently not accepting applications to host Youth Modules. Instead, we encourage all member clubs and coaches to complete the USSF F License.

The "F" License is conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots (recreational) course is to share U.S. Soccer's best practices in creating a fund, activity-centered and age-appropriate enviroment for 5-8 year old players. Click here for more information


US Soccer Federation National Coaching Schools:

All USSF Coaching Education courses will now be processed through the US Soccer Federation Digital Coaching Center (  This includes registration.  Any course offered that’s a USSF F, E, D, or C, coaches will simply create/login to their DCC coaching profile, find “Courses” tab and then will be able to find all of the courses in the state they are eligible for at the time.

Go to the USSF Digital Coaching Center - Create a profile. Then it will list all of the courses that are available to you.  Currently, that will only be the F (even if you already have a higher license.)   Planning Tools and Online Resources: When you register for the F, you will get access to the DCC Planning Tools and Online Resources. 


USSF National F License

 (The curriculum now starts with the F License).  As of June 1, 2015 this is the Prerequisite for the USSF National E License.  The National F License is an approximately 2 hour online course.  Click here to start course.


Target for this course is U9-U12 age groups, or those who need the USSF E as the prerequisite for the USSF National D License. The focus in this course is: 

  1. Creating a positive and effective learning environment.  
  2. Introducing concept of Functional Training and creating realistic activities that are dynamic and game related. ($25 for members-Goes to US Soccer Federation and $75 for Non-Members)


Course Schedule: Friday Evening: 6pm-9pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm


Target for this course is U13-U15.  Or, in the USSF Curriculum, where the full 11v11 starts to be played and real Functional Training where the goal is to get two lines of players in the system to improve.

Course Schedule: Friday Evening: 6pm-9:30pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-6pm.  TWO WEEKENDS

This course is split into several Phases:

  1. Preparation Phase: There are some pre-course assignments that must be completed before the first Friday evening class. So, the earlier you register, the easier it will be to get them all done.

  2. Instructional Phase: During the first weekend the National Coaching School Staff will go over the vast majority of the USSF curriculum.  Methodology, philosophy, demonstration of teaching techniques, etc. 

  3. Deliberate Practice Phase:  This is why there is two months between the two weekends.  It is time to go away and put into practice the concepts and methods that were discussed during the IW. You will have some assignments to complete during this time period, so it will be critical that you have access to a team to run a session or two.

  4. Performance Phase: The final weekend will be one more "dress rehearsal" to get final feedback and then the Sunday will be Testing Day.  The focus of this level course is on Functional Groups.  Getting a Functional Group to improve their play. (Back line, midfield, etc.)


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