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Coaching Education Update - Illinois Youth Soccer and US Soccer Grassroots courses

All Courses will take place - Blended Learning Format

Coaching Education Update - Illinois Youth Soccer and US Soccer Grassroots courses

Grassroots Courses Update - August 2021

All Grassroots license courses can be found in the US Soccer Learning Center. We will be be looking to add more courses in June and July 2021.  

US Soccer Learning Center

We encourage all Coaches who have not done so already to create a profile in the US Soccer Learning Center.  Any new coaches will need to go through this platform to register for US Soccer coaching education courses.  We encourage all coaches to do this!

Coaches should do the following

1. Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Learning Center (FREE - )

2. Complete the US Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module (20mins- FREE)

Please reach out to with questions and assistance in putting up current coaching licenses. 

Blended Learning - Currently courses are run in this format due to COVID-19 restrictions as well keeping all candidates safe.


Blended Learning encompasses a mixture of online and face to face working methods and learning activities where the students actively work with learning content, individually and in collaboration with each other and with the Instructor.

Blended Learning tends to outperform classroom learning by relatively large magnitudes, probably because the E- learning used in Blended Learning often uses more effective learning methods. Blended Learning is not just about efficency, but also about learning more effectively.

Grassroots courses:  2 Hours Virtual and 2 Hours In Person.

For those coaches who wish to coach Spring 2021/ Fall 2021 they should adhere by the Grassroots Pathway for coaching course requirements - with courses now in a Blended Format all coaches should attend an upcoming Blended Learning Course.  2 Hours Virtual and 2 Hours Field.


Asynchronous and Synchronous learning finalized with an In Person meeting (1 day) over anywhere between 12-24 weeks. Average candidate engagement is 3-5 Hours per week includes study modules and Instructor led interactions.  No more than 2 synchronous Instructor led interactions in 1 week (60-120 minutes)

D License - Blended Learning Format - All information now posted

We will be looking to add 3 more D Licenses this winter. We are currently running a D License this fall. Please keep this page bookmarked for updates.


National C Licenses Hosted by Illinois Youth Soccer 2021

As a state association through US Soccer we are able to host National Licensing Courses. All Instructors are assigned by US Soccer.

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Important Coaching Education Update

Beginning in January 2018 we will no longer be offering "E" or "D" Courses from U.S. Soccer. U.S. Soccer will be announcing a new coaching path in the coming months.

After 12/31/2017 any U.S. Soccer "E" or "D" course credit with IYSA will expire. 

Click Here for a list of final courses being offered. If you have a credit on file with IYSA we highly recommend you register and attend one of the courses below. Credits can only be applied to IYSA courses. 

Anyone who received a "F", "E" or "D" License will still have their license recognized.