The "D" license is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National "E" license. The focus of this course is to improve a coaches’ ability to positively influence individual players and teams.

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U.S. Soccer Coaching certification begins at the state level. Massachusetts Youth Soccer conducts E-License Courses throughout the year at various locations across the state. The “E” covers the elementary principles of coaching and is designed to assist experienced coaches of U10, U12 and U14 players. The U.S. Soccer Federation does not permit any waivers into the E License Coaching Course and every candidate must first successfully complete the F License course. There is a five (5) month waiting period between the F License Course and entering the E License Course. A candidate must also be 16 years of age or older. The E License Course is a 18 HOUR course that involves both classroom and field work. Bring your soccer ball, a notebook and pen, water and snacks and come dressed to play.

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The Mass Youth Soccer F License Coaching Course is designed for the novice Coach who has some experience coaching players from U8 to U12. It is intended for those who coach or who intend to coach U10 and U12 teams. While there is no waiting period between the G License and the F License, in order to obtain an F License, a coach must first have obtained his or her G License. A candidate must also be 16 years of age or older. The F License Course is an 8 HOUR course that involves both classroom and field work. Bring your soccer ball, a notebook and pen, water and snacks and dress ready to play!

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Massachusetts Youth Soccer is known internationally as an innovator in Coaching Education. The foundation of all of our coaching education programs and courses is our G License Course. While the "G" is designed to guide Coaches of players 6 to 8 years of age, it also introduces coaches to principles and methodologies that will prove invaluable in coaching youth soccer players at all ages and levels of competition. We believe your players deserve the best coaching they can receive and it all begins with the "G".

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Free approx 1/2 hr.

Online Education


US Youth Soccer's online coaching education platform enhances the experience and opportunities of US Youth Soccer players, coaches and parents. The platform features read-at-your-own-pace pages, video and document downloads. Additional curriculum will be added as the platform expands to further meet the educational needs of all members of the youth soccer community.
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Available Courses
To learn more about concussions take the CDC’s FREE "Heads Up! Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches." This training will help you with a basic understanding of concussion.  Simply go online and take the self-guided training. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school that you have completed this intro course offered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and US Youth Soccer. 
The guide is designed to assist parents new to the game of soccer in growing the spirit without limiting the child. Chapters cover information from the basics of youth soccer and making a positive impact on children to roles of coaches and referees to lending support to your child.
Coaching at the youth level is more a matter of teaching the game to young players than managing their soccer. Coaching the Principles of Play through small-sided games in both training sessions and on game-day will accelerate the players’ comprehension of constructive soccer. A key goal for coaching young players is to help them understand how soccer works. The Principles of Play form the basic tactical foundation of the game, and players' understanding can be accelerated by competing in small-sided games at training; and by encouraging constructive play during matches.
Coaching Healthy Habits
Did you know that there are three simple things you can do to help your players stay healthy and perform their best? Learn how you can encourage players to Drink Right, Move More and Snack Smart in the Coaching Healthy Habits course, developed by US Youth Soccer and Healthy Kids Out of School. In two brief chapters, you’ll learn about basic nutrition and physical activity for young athletes and find practical tips to implement these healthy principles at your trainings and matches.  
Available courses through State Associations: 
If you do not see your State Association offering the course, feel free to reach out and request they offer the course online.
U6-U8 Youth Coaching Module
This course, conducted with your US Youth Soccer State Association, has an online section and an on-field event. Both must be completed in order to fulfill the course requirements. This course focuses on age specific knowledge for U6-U8 players such as the rules of the game, characteristics of the U6-U8 players and coaching techniques for this age group.
States Offering: Alabama, Alaska, California - South, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York - East, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania - West, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas - North, Texas - South, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
U10-U12 Youth Coaching Module
The U10-U12 course takes the successful U6-U8 course and adapts it for coaches with older players. Adaptations include: Rule changes, characteristics of U10-U12 players and coaching approaches for players in this age group.