The National D License is a 40-45 hour course based around the US Soccer philosophy of holistic, reality based, experiential learning. The course consists of a preparation phase, instructional weekend one, developmental phase, and assessment weekend. The overall length of each course may vary from course to course based on facility and player requirements. The focus of this course is to facilitate the improvement of the Grassroots Coach in all 6 Tasks of a Coach: Coaching Games, Coaching Training Sessions, Managing the Performance Environment, Leading the Team, Leading the Player and Leadership. Coaches will also focus on learning how to design, execute and reflect on a P-P-P training session. Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend both meetings and complete a number of assignments before the first course meeting and during the development phase of the course.
The US Soccer Federation requires pre-requisites to take the 2018 D License course. A candidate will need to have completed one of the following:
1) Current National E License
2) Two In-Person Courses (one must be the 11v11) 1 Online Course
3) Two In-Person Courses (one must be the 11 vs 11) F License
PLEASE NOTE SIGNING UP FOR THIS COURSE IS A TWO PART COMMITMENT: FIRST WEEKEND August 17-19 and SECOND WEEKEND December 1-2
If you are a TSSA registered coach the cost is $275 and you will need to use DISCOUNT CODE: TNCOACH1 to reduce the cost from $350
Changes to State hosted US Soccer Federation licensing courses have led to increased costs associated with these courses.
It is TN State Soccer Associations (TSSA) goal to keep coaching education affordable. All in person grassroots module courses remain free to coaches who are members of our organization.
The cost to run D license courses has increased considerably most notably as the expected number of hours instructors must administer, teach, grade and mentor has grown. All coaching course fees are reinvested in the TN State Coaching education program.