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Host a Coaching Course

Note: It is incumbent upon you and your club to promote the courses that you are hosting and to get coaches to register for the courses, otherwise it will be cancelled. 

For National Grassroots Courses and the National D license course, the host club is required to provide a team of age-appropriate players. The requirements are as follows:

  • Grassroots National 4v4 In-Person Course: 12 coaches and 1 team of 8U players
  • Grassroots National 7v7 In-Person Course: 12 coaches and 1 team of 10U players
  • Grassroots National 9v9 In-Person Course: 12 coaches and 1 team of 12U players
  • Grassroots National 11v11 In-Person Course: 12 coaches and one team of 13U or older players

The Grassroots Courses are four (4) hours long and the host club is required to provide players for the field portion of the course. 

The National D License Course is held over two weekends and players are required for each Saturday and Sunday of the course in the afternoon, for two (2) hours at a time.  Please coordinate with Jacob Daniel, the State Director of Coaching.

  • National D License Course: 12 coaches and 1 team of players each day of the course

State-Level Recreational Courses

  • Rec 6U/8U Coaching Certificate Course: 5 coaches minimum

You will be contacted by the Georgia Soccer Coaching Department two (2) weeks before the start date of any course to review the number of applicants and review the status of the course.

For scheduling purposes, the standard course format is as follows:

  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots In-Person 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11 
    • Total Runtime: 4 hours 
      • Schedule: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • Class: 1 hour
        • Field Time: 2 hours
        • Class: 1 hour
  • U.S. Soccer National D License Course
    • ​Total Runtime: 39 hours
      • Weekend 1
        • Friday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
        • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
        • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Weekend 2
        • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
        • Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Georgia Soccer Rec 6U/8U Coaching Certificate Course
    • ​Total Runtime: 4 hours

Course Costs 

  • Rec 6U/8U Coaching Certificate CourseFree for Georgia Soccer members
  • US Soccer Grassroots In-Person 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11: Free for Georgia Soccer members
  • National D course: $275 plus a $25 U.S. Soccer administrative fee

Other Things to Know

  • Although not mandatory, it would be beneficial if indoor facilities, such as a school gym, could be secured for courses. These secondary locations can be used in case of inclement weather.
  • Ensure the participants have access to water. If you choose, you can plan to have coffee and/or drinks for the classroom sessions and water or Gatorade coolers for the field sessions.
  • Make sure that all candidates register online at least two weeks prior to the course date.
  • Notify coaches that they will be participating in the field activities in some courses.

Click Here for Instructions on How to Request a Coaching Course in the ADG System

As with all other components of this program, you must have administrative access into the system to create and submit an event request or coaching education class. 

League registrars have full rights to use all modules of the system and can add the coaching course request. If you have a Director of Coaching or a Coaching Coordinator that will be submitting the request to Georgia Soccer, you must create a user profile (if one does not already exist) and assign a username and password. 

The lowest level of access that can be given is league registrar assistant - no card printing. It is the league's choice as to who they wish to enter the course request.

If you have any questions, please contact Tara Daniel at (678) 993-2110 or