USSF D License



The National 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 coach's ability to positively influence individual players and teams.

Visit the U.S. Soccer website for details about each phase and for pre-course assignments:

                PHASE I Preparation Phase
                PHASE II Instructional Phase
                PHASE III Deliberate Phase
                PHASE IV Performance Review Phase



The D License course is open to all applicants who hold a U.S. Soccer E License for a minimum of 6 months and who are 16 years of age.



COST: $285 for BOTH weekends

SCHEDULE: (same both weekends)

  • Friday: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am – 5:000pm



New USSF D License Courses will be posted here and on the Upcoming Coaching Courses

Upcoming Courses

Courses are planned for the spring of 2018 - there will be no courses until then.


Additional Information

What are the key components of the D license course?

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team.
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of U.S. Soccer's Athlete Development Model.
  • Build on the foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.


What are the specific target outcomes of the course?

  • Teach the Principles of Play in a training environment. (7v7 to 9v9).
  • Apply the Principles of Play to functional group roles in a full team system.
  • Plan a sequence of training and weekly cycles to complete a season plan.



Questions regarding course content should be mailed to the course instructor using the tools in the DCC.
All other questions should be emailed to Denise Churchill at