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

All Courses will take place - Blended Learning Format

Grassroots Courses Update - Dec 15

Thanks for your patience as we continue to navigate through this pandemeic. All courses that were previously postponed have now taken place along with additional courses. We were able to host 20 Grassroots courses in a Blended Learning Format. We will look add more courses early in 2021 per state and local government regulations . All Grassroots license coures can be found in the Learning Center  

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 Pandemic Adaptation 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

At this time we are hosting and holding 3 D Licenses in a Blended Learning Format. All courses are now FULL. We will look to host more courses starting in April 2021. This is due to new curriculum formatting with these courses per US Soccer

Again - Thanks for your patience and please email me directly if you have any questions concerning the courses.

Adam Howarth

Director of Coaching -