DESCRIPTION: The National "D" License is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National "E" License. The focus of this course is to improve a coaches ability to positively influence individual players and teams.
From the US Soccer website...
NOTE: The "E" License is the required prerequisite for the "D" License.
“D” License Candidate Guidebooks - *The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.
- Download - “D” License Candidate Guidebook - English
- Download - “D” License Candidate Guidebook - Spanish
- Download - “D” License Goalkeeping Guidebook - English
- Download - “D” License Goalkeeping Guidebook - Spanish
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-Candidates are required to view an online presentation and complete a series of questions on Concussion Awareness. The assignment must be completed prior to the candidate receiving their final course results.
-Visit this link to complete the online assignment.
-Candidates are not required to print a certificate of completion.
-A report will be automatically sent to U.S. Soccer and the State Association host upon completion.
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What are the key components of the "D" license course?
-Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team.
-Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of U.S. Soccer's Athlete Development Model.
-Build on the foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.
What are the specific target outcomes of the course?
-Break down a Soccer Problem into a manageable practice plan.
-Apply the Principles of Play to a line or functional unit.
-Apply the Principles of Play within a 9v9 training environment.
More Information on the D course
The "D" License is required of all Ohio North State League. It is suggested that all competitive coaches working in 11-a-side soccer (U13 and older) hold at least a "D" License.
There are three possible outcomes for “D” License candidates:
1. Candidates who earn between 70 and 100 points from their assessment are awarded a “D License.”
2. Candidates who earn between 60 and 69 points from their assessment are awarded "Provisional Status."
Upgrading from Provisional Status
3. Candidates who earn fewer than 60 points from their assessment "Fail" the course and must restart the process from the Instructional Phase.