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In conjunction with US Soccer, OYSA offers coaching education through out the state.

It is OYSA’s goal is that all coaches have a Grassroots License, online or in-person, and all competitive coaches have a D License.  OYSA offers Grassroots, D and C Courses in Oregon.

The Learning Center (LC), through US Soccer, tracks all coaching licenses. Please create a Profile and watch the Introduction module if you are new. Once you have completed those you can start registering for the other courses. If you need help with the LC please contact Nelson Larson at

Grassroots Courses

Grassroots Courses focus on U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players in that specific game model (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11). Find Grassroots information and courses here.

Jimmy Conway Scholarship

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be educated and grow as a coach! Click the link in the sidebar to apply for a scholarship to help fund your coaching education. We offer up to aid to those who qualify.  Along with your application we will connect with your club leadership for a recommendation.

Coaching Clinics

OYSA provides free clinics for its members

Coaching Courses

Earn a US Soccer License

Coaching Resources

Documents to help clubs and coaches


OYSA’s goal is that all coaches receive training every year.

OYSA recommends that recreational coaches use Play Practice Play as their training methodology.


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