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National D License

National D License


Delaware Youth Soccer Association  is proud to host  the D License Course this spring/summer as we continue to implement the new U.S. Soccer Coaching Pathway. 

Course Details: 


The National D License is an online and in-person course, that begins in April 2021 with an online experience and has either one or two in-person meetings. Due to COVID-19, U.S. Soccer has provided the two options to ensure that education can continue in a safe manner and the hosting agency will determine the appropriate option. 


Coaches who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place on agreed upon days and times (see below). Coaches may be asked to participate in the field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn. 


Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend all course meetings to be eligible to receive the license. 


Eligibility Requirements: 


In order to be considered for the U.S. Soccer D course, all candidates must meet the following prerequisites: 

  • At least 16 years of age 
  • Currently coaching or have access to a team 
  • 2 Grassroots In-Person Courses (one which is 11v11) + 1 Online course 


  • U.S. Soccer E License 


Course Structure: 

Pre-course Meeting 


  • Opening Webinar Date: 18th April, 2021
  • Opening Webinar Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Opening Webinar Link: (Link tba) 


Virtual Period: 


The Virtual Period is the time in between the pre-course meeting, the on-field component(s) and after the final field component. The Virtual Period will consist of weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules, live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor and small group meetings that are organized by the coaches. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and a web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place agreed upon days and times that will be finalized during the pre-course meeting (each instructor group will establish their own meeting times). See below for more specifics on typical meeting days/times, as well as the date(s) for the in-person meeting. 


Virtual Meetings 


  • Date: 25th April, 2021
  • Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
  • Weekly Webinar Date(s): (Every Sunday)
  • Weekly Webinar Time: (7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
  • Weekly Webinar Link: (will be e-mailed to candidates )


On-Field Component 1 


  • Date: 24 July, 2021
  • Time: 9am-4pm 
  • Location: 1220 River Rd, New Castle, DE 19720


Cost:  $300

  • Course fee $275
  • US Soccer Surcharge $25





Please contact Gary Stephenson with any questions