US Soccer National 9v9 & 11v11 License - IN-PERSON
A Step-by-Step Guide

US Soccer National 9v9 (12U) & 11v11 License (14U)


The following steps are MANDATORY in order to register as a COMPETITIVE coach in Cal South.

You must attend both 9v9 & 11v11 In-Person Courses which consist of two 4-hour courses, providing instruction in grassroots coaching and teaching methodology.

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


Assignments Due Dates:
Candidates must complete two assignments (Introduction to Safe and Heatlhy Playing Environments and Page of Experience in both the 9v9 Course and teh 11v11 Course. These assignments must be completed in the DCC by the following week after the event date. Candidates who do not complete their assignments will FAIL the course.

Course Length: 4-5 hours (2 hours classroom, 2 hours field + 1 hr Q&A)

Cost: $130 to cover both the 9v9 & 11v11 in person course.

Step 1

Register to take the 9v9 & 11v11 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 access the 9v9 & 11v11 In Person online classroom assignments.

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

For US Soccer assistance, call (313) 808-1300 or e-mail coaches@ussoccer.org

For Assistance registering with Cal South, email coachinged@calsouth.com

Updated 1/30/18