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North Texas Soccer Coaching Education Program

The first licenses to earn in U.S. Soccer's National License Pathway are the Grassroots Licenses. Each of the four Grassroots Licenses is available in two formats, online or in person. The courses are based on playing format – 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. U.S. Soccer requires that you watch a short video, the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching, before you register for any course. Once you’ve watched the video, the system will recognize that you are eligible to register for a Grassroots course.

 

North Texas Soccer offers Grassroots courses in a blended format in order to provide a preeminent educational experience while exercising caution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each course includes a two-hour virtual meeting and a two-hour in-person field session. The license earned after successful completion of a course is a Grassroots In-Person License.

 

Oak Cliff SA is pleased to host four Grassroots In-Person courses this summer. The courses will be held at the following times:

 

4v4 Course

 

Virtual meeting:  Tuesday, July 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In-Person field session:  Saturday, July 31, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Kiest Park

 

 

7v7 Course

 

Virtual meeting:  Thursday, July 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In-Person field session:  Saturday, July 31, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Kiest Park

 

9v9 Course

 

Virtual meeting:  Tuesday, August 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In-Person field session:  Saturday, August 14, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Kiest Park

 

11v11 Course

 

Virtual meeting:  Thursday, August 12, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In-Person field session:  Saturday, August 14, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Kiest Park

 

U.S. Soccer requires that you attend all sessions of a course in order to earn a license.

 

To get started, please create your free coach's profile in the Coaching Education section of U.S. Soccer’s Learning Center (USSLC); then watch the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching video by following these steps:

 

 

·         Sign into your coach's profile the USSLC

·         Click on “Courses” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen

·         Click on “Available Courses”

·         In the vertical License Pathway menu on the left side of the screen, click on “Introduction”

·         Follow instructions from that point

 

Once you’ve watched the video, you may register for any of the Grassroots In-Person or Online courses. Information regarding upcoming Grassroots In-Person courses is on the Grassroots In-Person Licenses page of our website and in the USSLC. 

 

Once you have watched the video, follow these steps to register for an In-Person course:

 

 

·         Sign into your coach's profile the USSLC

·         Click on “Courses” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen

·         Click on “Available Courses”

·         In the vertical License Pathway menu on the left side of the screen, click on “Grassroots Courses”

·         Click on “In-Person Courses”

·         Click on “11v11 Course”, “9v9 Course”, "7v7 Course", or "4v4 Course"

·         Click on “Go to Course List” on the right side of the screen

·         Use the Host filter at the top of the section to locate courses hosted by North Texas Soccer

·         Click on “Course Details” on the right side of the screen in the entry for the course you’d like to join

·         In the red box near the top of the screen, click on “Proceed to Registration”

·         Follow instructions from that point

 

 

You may register for an Online course by following a similar process as detailed above; click on “Online Courses” rather than “In-Person Courses” and follow instructions from that point.

 

 

National D License Course Eligibility:  The D Course is open to all applicants who are at least 16 years old and who have earned a minimum of three of U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Licenses:

 

1.         The Grassroots 11v11 In-Person License

2.         One other Grassroots In-Person License; either 4v4, 7v7, or 9v9

3.         One Grassroots Online License, either 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, or 11v11

 

 

Information regarding upcoming Grassroots In-Person courses is on the Grassroots In-Person Licenses page of our website and in the USSLC. Information regarding upcoming National D License courses is on the USSF National D & National C Licenses page of our website and in the USSLC. As we open registration for additional courses, we update those pages.

 

If you have any questions, please send an email to Christi Heady with North Texas Soccer.

Coaches & Managers

Coaching children is a very rewarding experience. And coaching your own child's team can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all! Coaches are pivotal to having children get the OSCA experience. If Regions don't have enough coaches, registration is scaled back and kids who want to play in OSCA are turned away.

Do you have little or no experience with soccer? No problem! OSCA will teach you, based on the age level you are coaching. Unique age-appropriate coach training is one of OSCA's specialties. If you plan to be at your child's soccer practices and games, you'll also have time to be your child's coach.

To become an OSCA coach, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification takes three easy steps. First, fill out a coach back ground check.  Then complete the coach application. Once this is done an OSCA representative will contact you to co over the next steps.

Coaches are essential to the game. They teach children soccer skills and help develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaching is a rewarding experience because you have the opportunity to build a child's self-esteem, help them learn new skills and just have a lot of fun.

Contact your Associations Coach Administrator if you are ready to become a coach.

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