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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 https://conta.cc/328DSIo

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 In-Person Coaching Course Offerings (First course listed goes from 8am-12pm, second course listed goes from 1pm-5pm)

December 8, 2019 | Concordia University7v711v11

December 15, 2019 | Kalamazoo, MI | 7v711v11

December 28, 2019 | Wixom, MI | 9v911v11

February 1, 2020 | Oxford, MI | 7v711v11 

February 23, 2020 | Farmington, MI | 9v911v11

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 National E 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.

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 Offerings

Approximate times are Weekend 1: Friday 5-10pm, Sat/Sun. 8am-5pm 
Weekend 2: Sat/Sun. 8am-5pm.

Wixom, MI l 12/27/19 - 12/29/19 (Weekend 1)
Livonia, MI | 4/4/20 - 4/5/20 (Weekend 2)
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Petoskey, MI l 3/13/20 - 3/15/20 (Weekend 1)
6/27/20 - 6/28/20 (Weekend 2)
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Pontiac, MI | 3/27/20 - 3/29/20 (Weekend 1)
6/27/20 - 6/28/20 (Weekend 2)
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United States Soccer Federation C Coaching Course (Press Release


Register Here (Course Registration Max is 36 Candidates)

Cancellation Policy

Date  Amount Deducted 
Registration  25% Tuition 
8 weeks out (2/4/19)  50% Tuition 
6 weeks out (2/18/19)  75% Tuition 
4 weeks out (3/4/19)  100%