COACH REGISTRATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

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.

U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER

 
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 five B courses beginning in June 2020, three A-Youth courses beginning in August 2020, and two A-Senior courses beginning in December 2020 and January 2021

The application window for these courses will be from March 4 - 23, with a separate application window for A-Senior courses opening in August 2020. All applications must be submitted through U.S. Soccer's Learning Center.

 
 
2020 A & B COACHING COURSES

Application Window: March 4-23, 2020

LEVEL DATES LOCATION
B Course

Meeting 1: June 8-12

Meeting 2: August 10-14

Meeting 3: October 26-30

Kansas City, KS
B Course

Meeting 1: July 6-10

Meeting 2: Aug. 31 - Sep. 4

Meeting 3: November 9-13

Kansas City, KS
B Course

Meeting 1: July 20-24

Meeting 2: September 14-18

Meeting 3: Nov. 30 - Dec. 4
Kansas City, KS
B Course

Meeting 1: August 3-7

Meeting 2: October 5-9

Meeting 3: December 7-11

Kansas City, KS
B Course

Meeting 1: August 24-28

Meeting 2: October 12-16

Meeting 3: December 14-18

Kansas City, KS
A-Youth Course

Meeting 1: August 16-21

Meeting 2: November 15-20

Meeting 3: February 21-26, 2021

Kansas City, KS

Casa Grande, AZ

A-Youth Course

Meeting 1: September 20-25

Meeting 2: December 13-18

Meeting 3: March 21-26, 2021

Kansas City, KS

Casa Grande, AZ

A-Youth Course

Meeting 1: October 18-23

Meeting 2: January 17-22, 2021

Meeting 3: April 25-30, 2021

Kansas City, KS

Casa Grande, AZ

A-Senior Course

Application Window: August 2020

Meeting 1: Nov. 30 - Dec. 5

Meeting 2: Feb. 28 - Mar 5, 2021

Meeting 3: May 23-28, 2021

Kansas City, KS

TBD

A-Senior Course

Application Window: August 2020

Meeting 1: January 17-22, 2021

Meeting 2: April 11-16, 2021

Meeting 3: June 13-18, 2021

Bradenton, FL

Kansas City, KS

 

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.

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.

2019-20 Coach Apprentice Program Guide