These are the final two steps to for the D license. Please keep in mind candidates must have completed Part A at least one playing season* prior to signing up for Part B.
Step 3: Deliberate Coaching After completing the first weekend of the course, candidates will have the opportunity to develop their ideas about the coaching process in their local environments. Candidates will work on a minimum of five or the twelve field sessions assigned at the end of Part A, during the next playing season before enrolling in the Performance Review weekend. (An example of one playing season is as follows: Taking Part A in the winter makes a candidate eligible to enroll in Part B in the summer. Candidates attending Part A in the summer are eligible to enroll in Part B in the winter.)
Candidates Practice Coaching Topics (12)
Improve your team’s ability to build up from the defensive half.
Improve your team’s ability to create scoring chances from wide positions.
Improve your team’s ability to build up using the wide players.
Improve your team’s ability to build up through the midfield.
Improve your team’s ability to create scoring chances from central positions.
Improve your team’s ability to recover the ball in the defensive half.
Improve your team’s ability to recover in the attacking half.
Improve your team’s ability to defend against the counter‐attack.
Improve your team’s ability to defend against wide attacking play.
Improve your team’s ability to defend zonally.
Improve your goalkeeper’s angle play and starting position.
Improve your goalkeeper’s Shot stopping to include diving.
A standard template must be used for all of the lesson plans. Please click here for the template.
Step 4: Performance Review (Part B) This is the final coaching assessment weekend, which includes classroom sessions and practical field-testing. Field testing topics will come from the topics listed in Step 3. Candidates must wait a minimum of one playing season before enrolling in the Performance Review weekend, Part B. Attendance and participation is mandatory for all sessions. *(An example of one playing season is as follows: Taking Part A in the winter makes a candidate eligible to enroll in Part B in the summer. Candidates attending Part A in the summer are eligible to enroll in Part B in the winter.)
Candidates must also complete the Concussion pre-course assignment. Click here to go to the assignment. Candidates do not need to print out the completion certificate. US Soccer will notify the state office of candidates who have completed the online Concussion assignment.
There are three possible outcomes for “D” License candidates:
- Coaches can be assessed as capable of succeeding at the national coaching schools and awarded a “National D License”.
- Coaches can be assessed as not ready for the national coaching schools and awarded a “State D Certificate”. Coaches who wish to proceed in the national coaching schools will need to retest at a future D License course after at least one playing season.
- Coaches who fail to complete the course requirements or who fail to demonstrate the minimum competencies to pass the course will be awrded a certificate of attendance.
Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
The minimum number of candidates for the course is 24. The maximum number of candidates is determined by the size of the facility and staffing. The course roster will be finalized two weeks before the course begins. Those wishing to attend Part B of the D License course must have successfully completed Part A at least one playing season prior to enrolling in Part B. an E certificate or license.
The registration fee for Part B is $100 and $125 for non-MSYSA members.
Before you move to the registration page for a Part B of the "D" course, please make sure you have access to a credit card in order to complete the registration process.
Click here to register for Part B.
Courses usually take place during the summer and winter months. Courses are listed as clubs elect to host a course.
What to bring: Applicants should bring a size 5 soccer ball, water, training suit, sweat suit, or any form of action clothing, gym shoes, soccer cleats, and writing materials. Candidates are expected to participate in each session. There will be a one hour lunch break for coaches. Coaches may either bring their own lunch or go to lunch off site.
Refund Policy for MSYSA educational courses:
- There are no refunds or course transfers once the course roster is set two weeks prior to the course.
- Refund request prior to two weeks before the course begins will be granted only if a qualified replacement can be found for the course.
A minimum number of candidates (24) is required for each course by US Soccer.