Saturday, July 30th, Columbus, IN. Indiana Soccer Coaching Education implemented on field assessments for the US National D License on Saturday, July 30th, in Columbus, IN. Huge thanks to TY Smith and the Columbus Express Soccer Club for hosting the course.
There was a good turnout of coaches & players that showed up to test their skills. The course was facilitated by Steve Franklin – Director of Coaching Education alongside George Perry, ISL Commissioner. Below are pictures from the event.
About the US National D License
The National D License is an online and in-person course, that begins in January 2022, with an online experience and has one in-person meeting. Due to COVID-19, U.S. Soccer has provided the options to ensure that education can continue in a safe manner and the hosting agency will determine the appropriate option.
Coaches who register for this course can expect weekly learning opportunities that will feature a mixture of independent learning using online modules and live virtual meetings led by a licensed U.S. Soccer Instructor. Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to the internet and web-camera/live video capabilities. The virtual meetings will take place on agreed-upon days and times (see below). Coaches may be asked to participate in the field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn.
Candidates that register for this course are expected to attend all course meetings to be eligible to receive the license.
In order to be considered for the U.S. Soccer D course, all candidates must meet the following prerequisites:
- At least 16 years of age
- Currently coaching or have access to a team
- 2 Grassroots In-Person Courses (one which is 11v11) 1 Online course