US Soccer Coaching License Course Offerings:
For the FREE and paid modules, please visit US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (GRASSROOTS)
New Standards for US Soccer Coaching Licenses: ‘Grassroots’
The first step on your journey to being a US Licensed Soccer coach is the Grassroots module. This FREE introductory module, which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, is now the general starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to undergo any of U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Licensing Courses. Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions.
This initial module gives you a lot of valuable information as well as additional resources once completed. From here, there are 4 additional modules (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11) that are $25/each to complete. This is 100% voluntary! LYSA does not currently require any coach take these additional modules, but they are highly recommended depending on the age groups you plan to coach/assist.
A unique combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses now formally represent the prerequisite to progress to the U.S. Soccer D License. Specifically, candidates must have completed 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)
Please go online and create an account for further details into obtaining your US Soccer Licensing.
REMINDER: PDIs in Effect
The Player Development Initiatives go into effect for the upcoming season on August 1, which includes the birth-year registration mandate and small-sided games requirement.
The most up-to-date version of the PDIs are available online.
As many competitions are implementing both changes for the first time this season, we are seeing an increase in phone calls and emails from parents, coaches and administrators regarding the PDIs. When we receive these questions, we will direct them back to the Member Organization they affiliate with to receive information.
Indiana Soccer has recently published some information regarding youth coaching. If you are currently a coach, or wish to become one, please review the following.
Minimum Coaching Standards
The Indiana Soccer Association believes that in order to effectively develop our state youth soccer players participating via clubs throughout the state of Indiana, coaching education requirements should be in place. The Indiana Soccer Association adopted the policy in 2007 to fund Coaching Education programming for all ISA member coaches. For the best coaching environment for youth teams, the following minimum standards were adopted, and approved by the state DOC board. These are state association coaching standards, with the MRL standard being the exception. You can find out how to take advantage of Indiana Soccer’s FREE Coaching Education platform of courses and obtain licenses from the link at the top of this page.