COACH REGISTRATION

Coaches must be registered and fully approved by U.S. Soccer before they are eligible to participate with a team and be added to the roster. A coach must be registered in Team Connect with current documents uploaded, including a headshot, signed Academy waiver, SafeSport Trained certificate, and a cleared background check. Coaches must also have a current profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center with verified coaching licenses and meet the DA licensing requirements.

 
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

The Development Academy sets the standards for all clubs to ensure players are developing their skills in an elite environment. All Academy technical coaches must hold a minimum USSF B License and all Academy Directors must hold the USSF A License. The Girls' DA coaching staff will be required to meet these license minimums by the 201-22 season.

 
COACHING EDUCATION COURSES

U.S. Soccer is committed to providing all coaches, from beginner to advanced, with education tailored to their experiences and the needs of their players. U.S. Soccer believes education is a journey, and the goal is to provide the necessary tools, guidance, and mentorship a coach requires. Participants at U.S. Soccer's National Coaching Schools will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a FIFA national association member, and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.

2020 COACHING EDUCATION COURSES

U.S. Soccer will host one A-Senior course beginning in December 2019 and host one A-Senior, two A-Youth and five B courses beginning in early 2020. The application window for these courses will be from Sept. 19-Oct. 6. All applications must be submitted through U.S. Soccer's Learning Center.

Level

Meetings

Dates

Location

Application Window

B Course

Meeting 1

January 13-17

Bradenton, FL

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

March 2-6

Bradenton, FL

Meeting 3

May 18-22

Bradenton, FL

B Course

Meeting 1

January 27-31

Sacramento, CA

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

March 23-27

Sacramento, CA

Meeting 3

May 26-30

Sacramento, CA

B Course

Meeting 1

March 2-6

Kansas City, KS

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

April 20-24

Kansas City, KS

Meeting 3

June 15-19

Kansas City, KS

B Course

Meeting 1

March 9-13

Kansas City, KS

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

April 27-May 1

Kansas City, KS

Meeting 3

June 22-26

Kansas City, KS

B Course

Meeting 1

March 23-27

Kansas City, KS

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

May 11-15

Kansas City, KS

Meeting 3

July 13-17

Kansas City, KS

A-Youth Course

Meeting 1

January 6-11

Casa Grande, AZ

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

February 23-28

Casa Grande, AZ

Meeting 3

May 17-22

Casa Grande, AZ

A-Youth Course

Meeting 1

January 26-31

Clearwater, FL

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

March 15-20

Clearwater, FL

Meeting 3

May 31-June 5

Clearwater, FL

A-Senior Course

Meeting 1

December 5-10 (2019)

Kansas City, KS

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

February 23-28

Bradenton, FL

Meeting 3

May 3-8

Kansas City, KS

A-Senior Course

Meeting 1

January 17-22

Bradenton, FL

September 19-October 6

Meeting 2

March 8-13

Bradenton, FL

Meeting 3

May 17-22

Kansas City, KS

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Coach Apprentice Program is to provide the opportunity for clubs to invest and commit to developing coaches in the Development Academy environment. The goal of the program is to support coaches in their development by providing opportunities to perform the tasks of an Academy coach as well as self-reflect and evaluate individual performance. The program is designed for the coach who is committed to their professional development and preparing to progress to obtain the USSF B License.

 
STRUCTURE

The Coach Apprentice Program is structured to align with the DA season and provides development opportunities for the apprentice coach to improve in their coaching ability and prepare for the next coaching course. The apprentice coach will be responsible to complete multiple assignments for the duration of the course and is expected to participate in opportunities for personal development.

To participate in the Coach Apprentice Program, all interested coaches must complete the application process. To apply for the program, coaches must hold a minimum USSF D License, and the DA Club has already appointed a mentor to work with the apprentice coach. Coaches must have a current and updated profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.