NATIONAL D LICENSE INFORMATION
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The National D course is a 36 to 40-hour course, typically held over two weekends, 10 weeks apart, 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. The course consists of a series of lectures and field sessions, and attendance is mandatory for the full duration of all course meetings.
The National D course is open to all applicants who have held a U.S. Soccer National E license for a minimum of 6-months and who are at least 16 years of age.
Course work for the National D course will be completed in the Digital Coaching Center (DCC). Before the first course meeting, candidates must complete the following assignments:
The “D” license course is broken into four phases:
The National D course is administered by affiliate member organizations, such as state soccer associations. The schedule of upcoming National D courses can be found in the DCC. For more details about the organization of National D courses in your area, you may also contact your state soccer association directly. A full list is available here.
The U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC), is a state-of-the art online educational platform. The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more.