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State Coaching Requirements

Coaches in TN must have a coaching license depending on the division they are coaching. 


License or higher

Division 1

 Head Coach – National "D" License or NSCAA National Diploma

Assistant Coach – National "D" License

Division 2


 Head Coach – State "D" License or "D" Certificate

*Assistant Coach – State "D" License or "D" Certificate

Division 3


Head Coach – "E" License

Assistant Coach* – "E" License

 Division 4


Head Coach – no requirements

Assistant Coach – no requirements


Coaches having any other coaching License will have to start at the "E" license as no waivers are given.  Some licensing will allow you to go straight to the USSF "B" License. Example NSCAA Premier License or 4 years of top professional play (MLS, Barclays Premier League…).

Questions in regards may contact Lee Smith (State DOC)

To see a list of available TN coaching courses, click here.

To go back to the TN coaching education program overview page, click here.

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