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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 DCC profile) prior to registering for a Grassroots or D course.

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

4v4 Courses

 Date LocationHost Cost Instructor
Mar. 16Dulles Sportsplex FCV Ashburn $70Jim McLane

7v7 Courses
 Date Location Host Cost Instructor
Mar. 16Dulles SportsplexFCV Ashburn $70Jim McLane

9v9 Courses - None scheduled. Check back soon!

11v11 Courses
DateLocation Host Cost Instructor
March 23SYA OfficeSouthwestern  Youth
 $90 Tim Lucas

D License Schedule

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

You are eligible to register for a D course if:
*You hold an E License.
*You hold an F License AND have taken the 11v11 in-person Grassroots course AND one other in-person Grassroots Course.
*You have taken two in-person Grassroots Courses (one of which MUST be the 11v11) and any one on-line Grassroots Course.


1st Weekend - Nov. 9-11, 2018
2nd Weekend - April 13-14, 2019+++
Hellwig Park, ManassasNorthern Virginia Soccer ClubVYSA members - $360
VYSA non-members - $380
Carl Gray
1st Weekend - Feb. 1-3, 2019    
2nd Weekend - July 13-14, 2019+++

Richmond Strikers Office,
Glen Allen
 Richmond   StrikersVYSA members - $360
VYSA non-members - $380
 Aaron Brunner
1st Weekend -
Mar. 29-31

2nd Weekend -
Aug. 2-4

Shenandoah UniversityShenandoah FC Elite VYSA members - $360
VYSA non-members - $380
 Carl Gray

+++ You must complete BOTH these weekends.

Register for all courses through your DCC profile.


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

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