USSF Coaching Courses

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**All MSYSA/USSF Coaching Education In-Person courses through December 31, 2020 have been suspended**

All registrations for Coaching Education should be completed using the
US Soccer Learning Center.


COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL COURSES: MSYSA requires all coaches to comply prior to the course start date with the MSYSA Athlete & Participant Safety Program as outlined at

United States Soccer Federation Coaching Courses - Prerequisite Requirements


United States Soccer Federation Grassroots Courses

The Grassroots Licensing Courses will consist of four (4) in-person experiences and four (4) online experiences. Prospective coaches will have the option to engage in any of these new courses-in any sequence-after completing a free introductory module provided by US Soccer. These in-person experience are available by the formats of play (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11).

MSYSA In-Person Course Associated Costs:

4v4 = $45 (Does not include the US Soccer $25 surcharge)

7v7, 9v9, 11v11 = $70 (Does not include the US Soccer $25 surcharge)

Grassroots Online Offerings:

4v4 ($25) l Self Paced

7v7 ($25) l Self Paced

9v9 ($25) l Self Paced

11v11 ($25) l Self Paced

Grassroots 'Virtual' Course Offerings (Via ZOOM)
*Courses will not be taking place in Farmington, MI as stated on the
USSF Learning Center. This is an error with the website.*

October 17, 2020 | 9v9 | 9am-12pm

October 18, 20207v7 | 5pm-8pm

October 24, 202011v11 | 9am-12pm

November 14, 20209v9 | 9am-12pm 

November 15, 20207v7 | 5pm-8pm

November 22, 2020 | 11v11 | 5pm-8pm

Grassroots Course Schedule January 2021

USSF National D License
  • Tuition: $425 + US Soccer DCC Surcharge of $25 = $450
The D License is a 36-40 hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a Grassroots License.  It consists of theoretical (classroom*) and practical (field) instruction on teaching the four components of soccer; technique, tactics, fitness and psychology as they relate to U13-U14 players.  The course is broken down into four phases: Preparation Phase, Instructional Phase, Deliberate Practice Phase and Performance Review Phase. This course also includes an extensive "methods" component designed to improve the teaching skills of coaches in recognizing "coachable moments". The minimum time is would take to receive a D License is 2-4 months.
*will now take place via ZOOM

Candidate Outcomes:
  • PASS = USSF 'D' License.
  • PROVISIONAL STATUS = Eligible for a Performance Review (Re-Test) after 6 months.
  • FAIL = MSYSA 'D' Certificate of Completion.  To obtain the USSF 'D' License a candidate must retake the course in its entirety.


  • The USSF National 'D' License is the prerequisite for USSF National 'C' Course. There is a 12 month mandatory wait between these courses.
  • Candidates require a current Risk Management card.
  • 'D' License Waivers are no longer offered or accepted.
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:  Full tuition is required at the time of registration.

USSF National D Course (Blended) Offerings
*All course sessions besides the In-Person Meeting will be conducted virtually via ZOOM

Petoskey, MI l Begins October 25, 2020
In-Person Meeting March 26, 2021 | Location TBD
Click here to register ~

Pontiac, MI | Begins October 25, 2020
In-Person Meeting March 26, 2021 | Location TBD

Click here to register ~

United States Soccer Federation C Coaching Course (Press Release) 

USSF C Course | Kentwood, Michigan | Christian Athletic Complex
Phase 1 | 8/2/20 - 8/6/20
Phase 2 | 10/8/20 - 10/12/20
Tuition: $1,595.00 

Cancellation Policy

Date  Amount Deducted 
Registration  25% Tuition 
8 weeks out (6/7/20)  50% Tuition 
6 weeks out (6/21/20)  75% Tuition 
4 weeks out (7/5/20)  100% 

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