U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Announces Next A-Youth and B License Course Dates

Course Candidates Can Apply Through the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center
U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2019)—U.S. Soccer Coaching Education has determined the dates and locations for the next series of A-Youth and B License courses in 2019. Candidates can apply through the Digital Coaching Center. The application window will be from Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. CT to Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Prospective candidates should review the application guidelines and course details listed below.

Accepted candidates will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. For more information on all licenses in the U.S. Soccer Coaching License Pathway, please visit the Digital Coaching Center.

Level

Meetings

Dates

Location

Application Window

B License Course

Meeting 1

May 13-17

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

July 22-26

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Sept. 9-13

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

July 29-Aug. 2

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Sept. 23-27

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Nov. 11-15

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

Aug. 13-17

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Oct. 7-11

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Nov. 21-25

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

Aug. 19-23

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Oct. 14-18

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Dec. 9-13

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

Sept. 16-20

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Nov. 4-8

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Dec. 13-17

Kansas City, Kan.

A-Youth License Course

Meeting 1

June 9-14

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Aug. 25-30

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Oct. 27-Nov. 1

Kansas City, Kan.

A-Youth License Course

Meeting 1

June 23-28

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Sept. 15-20

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Nov. 17-22

Kansas City, Kan.

The A-Youth License course is designed for coaches involved in the development of elite youth players on the pathway to becoming professional players. It consists of three five-day course meetings, each followed by a six- to eight-week development period wherein candidates return to their home environment for assignments and mentoring. The course concludes with an individual assessment in the candidate’s home environment.

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old, have held a U.S. Soccer B License for at least six months and currently be working in an appropriate soccer environment for the course content.

The B-License course focuses on principles of long-term player development and developing a team. It includes three five-day meetings, with six- to eight-week development periods in between wherein candidates return to their home environment for assignments and mentoring. 

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old, have held a U.S. Soccer C License for at least one year (or meet the waiver guidelines), have at least three years of coaching experience and currently working in an appropriate soccer environment for the course content.

Prior to submitting an application for either course, applicants should make sure they have met the minimum eligibility requirements. Applications that do not follow the standards outlined in the application guide will not be considered.

The next round of courses will be announced in fall 2019. For other coaching inquiries, please contact U.S. Soccer Coaching Education at coaches@ussoccer.org