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These courses specifically target the age-appropriate needs of players at the 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 levels. Eight courses (four online and four in-person/on-field) address the new game formats. In-person courses include both field and classroom sessions.

You must take the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module (free, accessed through your Learning Center profile) prior to registering for a Grassroots or D course.

If you do not have a Learning Center profile, you may sign up for one at
1. From your profile, select "Courses" at the top of the page.
2. Under "Available Courses", select "Begin Course".
3. Complete the 20-minute module.

Host a Course

  • Decide which course(s) you'd like to host. You may hold two courses in one day.
  • Each course is 4 1/2 hours (2 in the classroom, 2 on the field).
  • Choose two potential course dates.
  • Contact Jackie at [email protected] with your courses and dates.
  • As soon as an instructor is assigned, your course will be posted on the VYSA website and in the DCC.
  • Your instructor will contact you re: schedule, youth players, etc.
  • Questions? [email protected]

Grassroots Course Schedule

If you have not created a profile in the Learning Center (formerly the
Digital Coaching Center), go to to set it up.
You must then complete the free, online Introduction to Grassroots
Coaching Module (accessed through your Learning Center [formerly
the DCC] profile) before registering for any of the courses below.

4v4 Courses

 Date LocationHost Cost Instructor
July 27Loudoun Soccer ParkLoudoun Soccer$70Phil Liversedge
July 27Williamsburg Indoor Soccer ComplexWISC$70Heather Pedersen
July 27Star City Soccer AcademyValley AFC$70Russell Dishman
Aug. 3Warrenton Youth Sports ClubWYSC$70Marcelo Gangotena
Aug. 10VA School for the Deaf and Blind, StauntonSOCA$70Nora Maguire-White
Aug. 17Goochland Central High SchoolGoochland United Soccer$70Carl Gray

7v7 Courses
 DateLocationHostCost Instructor
July 27Williamsburg Indoor Soccer ComplexWISC$70Heather Pedersen
Aug. 3Braddock Road Youth Club OfficeBRYC$70Lucas Cook
Aug. 4 Warrenton Youth Sports Club WYSC $70Marcelo Gangotena

9v9 Courses 

Aug. 11
Hellwig Park
Northern VA Soccer Club
Carl Gray 
Aug. 17 Goochland Central High SchoolGoochland United Soccer $70Carl Gray

11v11 Courses
July 27Star City Soccer AcademyValley AFC$90Russell DIshman
July 28Loudoun Soccer ParkLoudoun Soccer$90Phil Liversedge
Aug. 4Braddock Road Youth Club OfficeBRYC$90Lucas Cook
Aug. 11 Hellwig ParkNorthern VA Soccer Club $90Carl Gray


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