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April Heinrichs

U.S. Soccer National 'A' and 'B' License Courses to Take Place Nov. 2-10 in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Registration Available for January 2014 Courses in October;
Coaching Schools Provide Opportunity to Earn a Nationally Recognized License;
Current CoachesNet Members Get Priority Registration Starting Today

CHICAGO (Sept. 5, 2013) — U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will conduct National “A” and “B” License Courses Nov. 2-10, 2013 in Casa Grande, Ariz. Registration will open on Friday, Sept. 6, after a pre-registration period for active members of CoachesNet, U.S. Soccer’s official coaches club. Current CoachesNet members will have the first opportunity to register for a fall course beginning today.

U.S. Soccer is transitioning all of its educational courses to accommodate smaller class sizes. The instructor/candidate ratio for future courses will average one instructor per every 12 to 14 candidates.

“We are in the process of making progressive changes to our methodology for coaching development across all of our license levels,” said Director of Coaching Development Dave Chesler. “We will begin by offering courses with fewer candidates and increased Instructors – this effectively creates more opportunity for interaction and a candidate-centered environment. Our content is changing rapidly and will include current, reality-based projects and analysis by the candidates.”

Registration for courses being held in January 2014 will be available in early October. For additional details, please visit the National License Course schedule page in the Coaches section of

Participants at U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

At a course, coaches will interact with the nation’s top-level instructors, including current and former National Team, professional and international coaches. The licensing programs are focused on teaching coaches current theoretical and practical knowledge to provide coaches with the ability to improve the everyday training environment for elite players.

To learn more about what to expect at a U.S. Soccer course visit the Coaching Education section of

Registration for November courses opens today for active CoachesNet members and opens on Sept. 6 for all eligible coaches. As always, space is limited for these select courses. More information on U.S. Soccer National Coaching Schools is available at




National “A” License

Nov. 2-10, 2013

Grande Sports World – Casa Grande, Ariz.

National “B” License

Nov. 2-10, 2013

Grande Sports World – Casa Grande, Ariz.

For other coaching inquiries, please contact the Coaching Department at