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Coaching Courses

OYSA awarded a US Soccer Initiative to Grow Grant!

Targeted to bilingual coaches who speak English and Spanish, the grant will take coaches from no license, through to the C Course.  All for no cost.

Click here to read the note to the clubs

ITG Grant Coach Application – Grassroots Course

ITG Grant Coach Application – D Course

Coaching Education Survey

US Soccer Courses hosted in Oregon

Starting March 14, 2022 – SafeSport training will be required to register for US Soccer Courses

U.S. Soccer Grassroots Courses (2023)

Contact Rochelle Hearns, Director of Education at to set up a course

If you have a team that would like to participate in one of our courses, please reach out to us.

U.S. Soccer D Courses (2023)

U.S. Soccer C Courses (2023)

  • The next round of C Courses to be hosted in Oregon will occur starting in Summer 2024.

US Soccer B, A-Youth, A-Pro, Academy Director, Director of Coaching (DOC) and Talent Scout Courses

Contact the office if there is any continuing education that you would like to see OYSA offer.


Grassroots License Eligibility

All you need to get started with our Grassroots courses is a Profile in the Learning Center.

Once you create a profile, you can begin watching our Introduction to Grassroots Module immediately. Once that’s done, you’ll be eligible to take our online Grassroots courses and sign up for our in-person Grassroots courses.

To progress to the USSF D Course, complete one of the four online Grassroots Courses, and complete two of the four in-person Grassroots  Courses (one must be 11v11).

Course Structure

  • Online courses are $25 and will take about 2 hours to complete.
  • In-Person Grassroots Courses are 4 hours long, 2 hours in the classroom and 2 hours on the field.

D License Eligibility

In order to register for the U.S. Soccer D Course, all candidates must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Two in-person Grassroots Courses (one must be 11v11 and the other one can be 4v4, 7v7 or 9v9)
  • One online Grassroots Course across any of the four levels (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)

OR, if you previously earned a USSF F, USSF E, or both:

  • USSF F + Introduction to Grassroots Module + 11v11 Grassroots in-person course + one other Grassroots in-person course of your choice
  • USSF E + Introduction to Grassroots Module
  • USSF E + USSF F + Introduction to Grassroots Module

Course Structure

  • Nine (9) weeks (Including summative assessment) with two (2) in-person weekends. In-person weekends are 8am-4pm each day.

  • Virtual meetings (Large group/small group)

  • Videos

  • Individual meetings with Coach Educator

  • Independent learning and investigation/research

  • Individual assignments

  • Collaborative projects

The D Course facilitates the improvement of the candidates in the Six Tasks of a Coach across all four game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) with an emphasis on Coaching Training Sessions.

…U.S. Soccer Licenses

All USSF courses are listed in the Learning Center. OYSA offers Grassroots, D & C Courses in Oregon.

C License Eligibility

In order to register for the U.S. Soccer C Course, all candidates must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have held a U.S. Soccer D license for at least 6 months
  • -OR- meet the waiver guidelines
  • Currently coaching

Interested candidates who wish to apply based on a waiver must submit an application directly to the hosting organization.

Course Structure

The C course consists of one course meeting separated by a development period before and after the in-person segment. The total course duration is approximately 16 weeks (4 months).

  • Course Meeting
    Four days onsite with full group.
  • Development Period
    15 weeks in home environment with assignments and mentoring.


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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