MSI is proud to partner with MSYSA (Maryland State Youth Soccer Association) and US Soccer to host Grassroots Coaching Courses. Since 2017, the Grassroots program has replaced the F and E licenses as the introductory step in the US Soccer Coaching License Pathway. Grassroots courses are offered in the four main game formats played in US Soccer: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. In the Classic League, all coaches must have completed at least one grassroots license as a minimum coaching qualification. Coaches may have a one-season grace period to attain a grassroots certification.
Currently, courses are offered in either an online only, asynchronous format or a live blended format consisting of a Zoom class and a field session. In order to advance to the D License, a coach must complete courses for two game formats in the live format as well as the online version for an additional game format.
If you have never taken a US Soccer coaching course, start by clicking here to create your free account at the US Soccer Learning Center. There is a free online introductory course that must be completed before beginning a Grassroots course. Once you start a live course, you will be prompted to complete SafeSport training via US Soccer if you haven’t done so previously.
Use the following links to sign up for the next round of live courses hosted by MSI:
- 7v7 Course – Zoom 6:30-8:30 PM on January 3, Field 9:00-11:00 AM on January 6
- 11v11 Course – Zoom 6:30-8:30 PM on January 4, Field 1:00-3:00 PM on January 6
- 9v9 Course – Zoom 6:30-8:30 PM on January 24, Field 9:00-11:00 AM on January 27
- 11v11 Course – Zoom 6:30-8:30 PM on January 25, Field 1:00-3:00 PM on January 27
Here are links to the asynchronous online courses: