Grassroots Pathway for Competitive Club Coaches

This replaces old E License

The following GRASSROOTS PATHWAY COURSE is the replacement for the E License, which is no longer offered All current E License holders will not need to take this course. Please see below the new competitive course steps for coaches wanting to coach competitively.

Following the completion below you will be eligible to apply for the US Soccer D License course - administered through US Soccer/ Illinois Youth Soccer.

Course List Link -

Grassroots Course for Competitive Clubs: (COURSES CAN BE TAKEN IN ANY ORDER)

  1. Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Learning Center (Free)
  2. Complete the US Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module (Free -20 minutes)
  3. Complete one 2 Hour Online Course – either 4v4 or 7v7 or 9v9 or 11v11 course. **All are available online ** ($25 per course payable to US Soccer - F License suffices)
  4. Attend one 4-hour In-Person Course – either 4v4 or 7v7 or 9v9 course -  SEE NEW BUNDLE PRICING
  5. Attend one 4-hour In-Person 11v11 Course - SEE NEW BUNDLE PRICING


If as a club you wish to host the course please contact Adam Howarth directly to set up a date and time for the course. Information on hosting a course is now available on the website.