US Soccer National 9v9 License - ONLINE & IN-PERSON

For Competitive Coaching

A Step-by-Step Guide


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

The 2-hour online course, providing instruction in recreational 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


  • Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center
  • Complete the US Soccer Introduction To Grassroots Coaching Module
  • Register for each of the 4 hour  9v9 & 11v11 In-Person course in the DCC (Must sign up for each separately)

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

Cost: $130 to cover both 9v9 & 11v11 courses.

These courses will combine online, field and classroom instruction in a holistically coaching and teaching methodology. We are going to engage you and make it meaningful according to your needs, all within a candidate-centered learning environment.  Built around US Soccer Coaching Education Philosophy: experiential learning, reality based, holistic....

Step 1

Register to take the 9v9 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 to take the 9v9 Field Training in the DCC

Step 4

Register to take the 11v11 Field Training in the DCC

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 2/6/18