Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gulf Coast Soccer is pleased to annouce that we will be hosting a USSF National D License Course this summer. 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 coach's ability to positively influence individual players and teams. We encourage all coaches who may need to take this course in the next 1-3 years to take advantage of the opportunity to take it at our home club. If you have any questions about the course, its content or licensing in general, please contact Robert Parr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Registration Fee: 

Phase II - $150.00

Phase IV - $110.00

NOTE: GCYSC will reimburse GC coaches for the cost of this course upon completion. 

Location: Gulf Coast Soccer Complex, 5601 Twin City Hwy, Port Arthur, TX. 77642

Schedule (same for both weekends): 

Phase II: July 15-17, 2016

Phase IV: August 26-28, 2016

  • Friday: 5:30-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm (with a break for lunch)
  • Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm (with a break for lunch)


  • The "D" license course is open to all applicants who hold a U.S. Soccer "E" license for a minimum of 6-months and who are 16 years of age.

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?

  • Teach the Principles of Play in a training environment. (7v7 to 9v9).
  • Apply the Principles of Play to functional group roles in a full team system.
  • Plan a sequence of training and weekly cycles to complete a season plan.

Course Length: 36-40 hours of instruction 

Should extended time be needed to fully cover course content—candidates are expected to attend.

Prerequisites: Complete USSF E license for 6 months, minimum 16 years of age and complete ALL Pre-Course Assignments.

Visit US Soccer website for detials about each phase and for pre-course assignments 


USSF "D" License FAQ's

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Deadline to Register: JuLY 8, 2016