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United Soccer Coaches Pathway

Introduction to United Soccer Coaching

This free introductory module, which represents the first step in the US Soccer Grassroots coaching license pathway, is the starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to take any of U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Licensing Courses. Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions.

Prerequisite: Must complete the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching

U.S. Soccer offers four different courses: 11 v 11, 9 v 9, 7 v 7, 4 v 4. Each format offers both an in-person (2 hour classroom & 2 hour on-field) and an online (2 hours) option.

Goals for Grassroots Courses

  • To understand the basic needs of grassroots players
  • To understand the basic structure of the game
  • To understand the basic structure of a training session
  • To understand the basic tasks of a grassroots coach


To Register for a Course:

  • 11 v 11
  • 9 v 9
  • 7 v 7
  • 4 v 4


  1. Log into https://safesport.org/
  2. Click on the profile image in the upper right hand corner of the screen
  3. Navigate to “Update Account”
  4. Update password and “Save”
  5. **Note: In rare situations, the SafeSport system prompts an error when trying to update. If you encounter this, please reach out to SafeSport Technical Support via the menu in the upper right hand corner.

For more detailed instructions please click here.

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