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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 prior to registering for a Grassroots or D course. The intro course is free online through your Learning Center profile.

If you do not have a Learning Center profile, you may sign up for one at

Host a Course

If you are interested in hosting a US Soccer Coaching License course please download and complete the Course Host Application and email it to [email protected] 

As soon as an instructor is assigned, your course will be posted on the VYSA website and in the DLC. The course instructor will contact you regarding the schedule, time, location specifics and more.

Questions? Please contact Kristen Osteen at [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 profile) before registering for any of the courses below.

4v4 Courses

None scheduled. Check back soon!

7v7 Courses

Dec. 14 @ William Byrd High School ($70)
Instructor: Russell Dishman

9v9 Courses

Feb. 8 @ Virginia Soccer Association Office ($70)
Instructor: Garrett Budd

11v11 Courses

Mar. 14 @ Virginia Soccer Association Office ($70)
Instructor: Garrett Budd

Dec. 14 @ William Byrd High School ($70)
Instructor: Russell Dishman

Grassroots D License

All coaches MUST take the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module, (free, accessed through your Digital Leaning Center profile), before registering for a D Course.

You are eligible to register for a D course if:
A) You hold a valid E License
B) You hold a valid F License AND have taken the 11v11 in-person Grassroots course AND any other in-person Grassroots course.
C) You have taken two in-person Grassroots courses, (one of which MUST be the 11v11), AND any one online Grassroots course.


1st Weekend - July 26-28, 2019
2nd Weekend Dec. 6-8, 2019+++
@ VA School for the Deaf and Blind
Host: SOCA • Instructor: Nora Maguire-White

1st Weekend - Aug. 2-4, 2019
2nd Weekend - Dec. 13-15, 2019+++
@ The Rave, VA Beach
Host: VA Rush • Instructor: Paul Shaw

1st Weekend - Aug. 9-11, 2019 
2nd Weekend -  Dec. 6-8, 2019+++
@ BRYC Office
Host: Braddock Road Youth Club • Instructor: Lucas Cook

1st Weekend - Aug. 9-11, 2019 
2nd Weekend - Dec. 13-15, 2019+++
@ Loudoun Soccer Park
Host: Loudoun Soccer • Instructor: Phil Liversedge

1st Weekend - Nov. 8-10, 2019
2nd Weekend - Feb. 21-23, 2020+++
@ NVSC Offices
Host: NVSC • Instructor: Carl Gray

1st Weekend - Jan. 3-5, 2020 
2nd Weekend - Mar.6-8, 2020+++
@ Virginia Soccer Association Office
Host: VSA • Instructor: Garrett Budd

+++You must attend BOTH weekends.
Cost of course $360 VYSA members
$380 non-VYSA members

Register for all courses through your Learning Center profile at


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Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 Phone: 540-693-1430
Email: [email protected]

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