9v9

Due to online privacy laws, individuals under the age of 16 cannot create DCC profiles, and thus are unable to take Grassroots Courses. However, they can participate in our Junior Coach Program.

COACH LICENSING FAQs


  • ​If I completed prior SFYS field training, do I need to take US Soccer field training?
    No you do not, but your players would appreciate your education - it is a good idea to take the next level of training when your team moves up for 7v7 to 9v9, or 9v9 to 11v11.

  • Will US Soccer online training alone count?
    No it will not - you must also complete in-person field training. 


SFYS  ​FIELD TRAINING DATES *

  • Jan 4th 
  • Jan 11th
  • Jan 25th
  • Feb 1st
  • Feb 8th
  • Feb 15th
  • Feb 22nd


* Registration Link pending



If the classes above are full, using the links below, you can explore other classes on offer, outside of SF Youth Soccer:


Remember, you may not coach within the SFYS program without the relevant field training.

11v11

​​​SF Youth Soccer requires that all coaches (head and assistant) must hold a relevant coaching license awarded by the US Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program. The process to become a licensed a coach:

Description
This class is relevant to coaches who are coaching a team that is playing the 9v9 game. Those teams are:

  • 4th - 8th Grade recreational​
  • 11U Upper House / SF Comp
  • 12U Upper House / SF Comp


The 9v9 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 11-12. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 9v9 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.


Description
This class is relevant to coaches who are coaching a team that is playing the 7v7 game. Those teams are:

  • 2nd - 3rd Grade recreational
  • 9U Upper House
  • 10U Upper House


The 7v7 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 9-10. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 7v7 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.



Description
This class is relevant to coaches who are coaching a team that is playing the 11v11 game. Those teams are:

  • 13U Upper House / SF Comp
  • 14U Upper House / SF Comp
  • ​15U Upper House / SF Comp


The 11v11 In-Person Course is a four-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players aged 13 and older. The course will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth. The IP 11v11 is required for those wishing to take the D License course.


Eligibility Requirements:
In order to register for the 11v11 In-Person Course, candidates must be at least 16 years old and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module.

7v7

  1. Identify which training clinic you need to complete.
    ​(guidance can be found
    at the bottom of this page)

  2. Go to the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC) and create a profile. 
    ​Complete the Introduction Module under the Available Courses tab - Necessary to complete any other US Soccer courses.

  3. Then, register for and complete the official US Soccer field training for the relevant game level you are coaching 7v7, 9v9, 11v11. Make sure that you register using your LEGAL name (as shown on your driver's license or passport).

​​COACH LICENSING