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D License

D  Coaching Courses

*Candidates need to be registered one week prior to start of course to allow pre-course assignments to be completed.

These will be emailed to you by Mike Freitag, if you do not receive them one week prior to course, please contact him at

Coaching courses need to have at the maximum of 36 participants for class. 



1st weekend - March 3-5, 2017

2nd weekend - June 10-11, 2017

Classroom & Field Location: Vanguard School, 1605 Corona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO


1st weekend - March 10-12, 2017             

2nd weekend - May 20-21, 2017

Classroom Location: CSA Office, 4643 S Ulster St, Ste 250, Denver, CO

Field Location: Rooney Road Sports Complex, 151 S Rooney Rd, Golden CO                       



D Course Information

The US Soccer “D” course is a 36 hour course designed to build on the teachings of the “E” Coaching Course.  The curriculum is designed for coaches working with players in the Intermediate Stage – players 13 and 14 years of age.


“D” Candidate Learning Objectives:

-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 our Long Term Athlete Development Model.  

-Build on  a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.


“D” License Specific Target Outcomes:

-Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development.

-Demonstrate competency in planning an age appropriate training sessions and Micro Cycles for a competition and a season.

-Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in an 11v11 game environment.



-Candidates must be 17 years of age and have successfully completed their US Soccer “E” Coaching Course at least 6 months prior to the start of the D Course.


Testing/Course completion:

-Candidates are required to complete written exams, an oral exam, and an on field candidate coaching test.  Candidates must attend all sessions.  Candidates will receive a grade of “National D” or a “State D” at the completion of the course.  A “National D” allows the candidate to proceed to a US Soccer National “C” Coaching Course.



-Starting July of 2016, the E and D course registration will we be presented thru the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC). This change will force an increase in the cost of the courses. E Licenses will be $150 and the D to $250. The registration thru the DCC will offer benefits currently not available to course participants.




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