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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Tennessee Soccer have a guide of basic features for their programming?
Please refer to the 2010-11 Coaches Handbook, which outlines such programs, as member benefits, policies, ODP, risk management, and much more. You may also request a hard copy by emailing Devin Woodard, ODP/Coach Education Adminstrator.
I played college soccer and/or have numerous years coaching experience, can I waive directly into the D License?
No, all candidates who wish to enroll in the D license must have successfully completed the E certificate and have held it for 6 months. See Mandating the E Certificate Course. There are no exceptions. If you have professional playing experience, please refer to US Soccer eligibility requirements.
How can I upgrade from a State D, to a National D License?
Coaches who receive a State D License must have their license for a minimum of 6 months before they can attempt to upgrade to a National D License. There are two ways to upgrade.
The first method is to attend the second Saturday and Sunday of a standard D License Course.The second weekend will consist of a practice coaching session and a final field exam.
The second method is to attend a D License Re-Test Course. Retest courses begin on a Saturday morning with a classroom review session. Field exams will begin after the lecture. Coaches will receive their field testing topic via e-mail. Re-Test sites will be typically held in the fall and spring. Re-Test Sites will be centrally located.
There are no limitations placed on the amount of time a coach may retest, however, there is a waiting period of 6 months between each retest attempt.
For a list of upcoming D Courses and/or Re-Test Courses, visit our Scheduled Courses page.
What are the minimum coaching standards?
All Division 1, 2, and 3 youth team head coaches must hold a minimum the following level of license or approved equivalent:
Division 1: C License or NSCAA National Diploma
Division 2: State D License
Division 3: E Certificate
All assistant coaches, must hold the following:
Division 1: National D License
Divsion 2: E Certificate
Division 3: Youth Module
Although not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged, recreation coaches (Division 4) hold a Youth Module.
I do not have the appropriate license for my teams division (E Certificate-Division 3; State D License-Division 2; C License or NSCAA National Diploma-Division 1). How can I get a coaching deferment?
Are coaching education courses free of charge?
Courses are free to coaches/adult players who are registered members of Tennessee Soccer. If you are a non-registered Tennessee Soccer coach (in or out of state), the following fees apply - $35.00 fee for the E and $70.00 for the D.
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