Coaching License Level: 4v4 License


US Soccer National 4v4 License - ONLINE
Important Note: This license is MANDATORY for all RECREATIONAL coaches

A Step-by-Step Guide

US Soccer National 4v4 License

Course Information

This course is MANDATORY for all RECREATIONAL coaches

The “4v4” license is a 2-hour online course, providing instruction in recreational coaching and teaching methodology.

The focus of this grassroots course is to share best practices in creating a fun, educational, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8-year-old players.

Topics will include the Six Tasks of a US Soccer Coach:

  • Coaching Training Sessions
  • Leading the Team
  • Managing the Performance Environment
  • Coaching Games
  • Leading the Player
  • Leadership


  • Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center(DCC)
  • Complete the US Soccer Introduction To Grassroots Coaching Module
  • Minimun Age: 16 years of age

Course Length: 2 hours total (Online)

Cost: $TBD

How to Register

Step 1

Register to take the 4v4 License within the Cal South system by clicking here

Step 2

Make sure you have created your DCC account and have taken the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module

Step 3

Register within the DCC to take the online 4v4 license.

Additional Cal South Requirements Include

A) Concussion Certification

    We have two acceptable certifications you can choose from.

    To read more details Click here

B) KIDSAFE Risk Management Program (For Legal Adults Only)

If you are 18 years old or older you will need to adhere to our KIDSAFE Risk Management Program. All legal adults must have their fingerprints cleared by the Department of Justice before they are allowed on the field with our youth. To complete this, you will need to download our live scan form which can be taken to any servicer. You can do a quick google search for "local live scan locations" and take your form to them. The cost will range anywhere from $15-$30. Keep your copy of the live scan form after the service is done until you have received an email confirmation that we have received your results. On average it takes from 1-14 days to receive results back from the Department of Justice. We will update your Cal South profile as soon as that clearance comes in.

Click here for our live scan form

To learn more about our Risk Management program click here

Updated 3/20/18