***THE "D" COURSE CAN ONLY BE TAKEN BY COACHES THAT HAVE HELD A USSF "E" LICENSE FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS***
***Be sure to verify your e-mail address at time of registration, as you will receive pre-course material/information and final results via e-mail.***
The "D" License is strongly recommended for all competitive coaches of players 13 years old and up. This 36-hour course is the most comprehensive course offered and is preparatory for National "C" licensing. Only a limited number of courses are offered each year and sign up for this course must be accomplished through the State Office.
Prerequisites: USSF "E" License
• Principles of Play
• Athlete Development
• Session Planning
• Coaching technique
• Coaching tactics
• Systems of play
• Match analysis
• Sport Science
Course Length: 36 hours total- 12 hours in classroom and 24 hours of field sessions.
Any candidate that fails to attend the FULL 36 hour course will receive a "Not Ready" grade and must wait for a period of six months before re-testing.
Cal South “D” Pre Course Assignments: You will be asked to complete three pre course assignments
The Essential FIFA Rules. You must register and complete the FIFA Laws of the Game which can be found:
Complete only the "E" License Referee Assignment Part A Module (same as “E” License).
Please print out the certificate at the end of "E" License Referee Assignment Part A.
The CDC "Concussion in Youth Sports Assignment, which can be found:
Two weeks prior to course start date, candidate must submit two completed practice coaching sessions chosen from the below list of topics to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Goalkeeping-Shot stopping and hand distribution
• Individual Defending
• Receiving and turning
• Improve your team's ability to build up through the midfield
• Improve your team's ability to recover the ball in the defensive half.
Each practice coaching session must be conducted with an age appropriate team (U13-U14) and signed off on by the organization’s Director of Coaching or President prior to submission.
Testing Results: Candidates will receive a National "D" License, a State "D" License, or Not Ready grade. Candidates receiving a State "D" grade will be allowed to audit a portion of a future "D" course for an opportunity to receive a National "D" License, while those receiving a Not Ready grade will be required to audit an entire "D" course. However, they must wait for a period of six months before re-testing.
July 20- 8:00am - 6:00pm
June 21- 8:00am - 6:00pm
September 28- 8:00am - 6:00pm
September 29- 8:00am - 6:00pm
Meeting Location: TBD
Cost: $ 250.00 per candidate. $225.00 as a member of the Cal South Coaches Association.
What to Bring:
•Completed pre-course work
•Notepad and pen/pencil for classroom session
• Properly inflated Size 5 ball
• Appropriate soccer attire
• Sunscreen Lotion (Optional)
• Portable Chair (Optional)
• Lunch (Optional)-You will be allowed of campus for lunch if preferred.
All candidates will receive a Cal South Lesson Planner, and a Nike t-shirt at a retail value of $45.
YOU WILL BECOME A MEMBER OF CAL SOUTH WHEN REGISTERING FOR A COURSE.