Course Details:

The National D license is a 40 to 45-hour course, held over two weekends, at minimum 4 weeks apart, designed for the grassroots coach who meets the prerequisites outlined below. The focus of this course is to facilitate the improvement of the candidates in the Six Tasks of a Coach across all four game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) with a particular emphasis on Coaching Training Sessions. Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend both meetings.

Eligibility Requirements:

A unique combination of three of the eight Grassroots Licenses now formally represent the prerequisite to progress to the U.S. Soccer D License. Specifically, candidates must have completed a minimum of three grassroots courses, in the form of two in-person courses and one online course:

  • Two in-person courses (one of which must be the 11v11)
  • One online course across any of the four levels (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)

Coaching candidates who have earned the E or F License will have the following opportunities to use those certifications toward the D License prerequisites:

  • S. Soccer E License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
  • S. Soccer F License + Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module + 11v11 in-person license + one other in-person license
  • Minimum age: 18 yrs. Old

Course Structure:

First Meeting: Friday evening, All day Saturday, All day Sunday

Development Period:

The Development Period is the time in between course meeting one and two. It is vital that candidates have access to a team during this period so that they can practically apply what they learned during the first course meeting and complete their assignments. There will be 4- 20 weeks between the 1st and 2nd Meeting (each course may be different).  You must attend the 1st and 2nd meeting of the same course.

Second Meeting: All day Saturday, All Day Sunday


  • Yes

Course Size:

  • Maximum 36 coaches per course


  • Course fee is posted on the Registration page


If you are placed on a waitlist for a course, you will receive an email if a spot becomes available. If you have placed yourself on a waitlist for one course and you have already been accepted to a spot in another course, make sure you check the REFUND DATE of the course you already were accepted to.  Each course has a final refund date that is posted in the Refund Policy below.

Transferring from Course to Course:

You must initiate the transfer before the refund deadline of the course you wish to transfer out of, and prior to the registration deadline of the course you wish to transfer in to. To transfer, you must contact Joyce Bordley at:

Refund Policy:

There will be no refund 10 days or closer to the first day of the course.

Refunds are issued through the Cal North Office via check, as we are unable to issue to a credit, to a credit card that has been collected by US Soccer. Refunds can take up to 10 business days.

Please contact Joyce Bordley at: with any questions.