US Soccer opens application window for A-Senior and B license coaching courses

CHICAGO – US Soccer has announced that the next application window for the A-Senior and B License Coaching Education Courses will open on Thursday, September 1 at 12 p.m. CT. The application window for both course levels will close on Monday, September 19 at 12 p.m. CT. Course start dates, in-person meeting dates and locations will be available on September 1.

US Soccer’s top priority is the health and safety of its players, coaches and staff. The Federation is committed to following the sanitary practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and the return to play protocols for American football.

“The A-Senior course continues to evolve and grow. The program, aimed at college and professional coaching environments, is representative of the continued growth of the game,” said the director of coach education. Didier Chambaron. “We are delighted that Path B continues to expand into new markets,” adds Chambaron.

The A-Senior course will have three in-person meetings over a 10-month period, while the B-courses will take place over a six-month period with two in-person meetings. These in-person meetings will take place over three nights.

In addition to in-person meetings, virtual interaction and learning will take place weekly. Students will participate in large group, small group, and individual webinars.

Female coaches accepted into A-Senior and B license courses will have 50% of tuition covered by the Jill Ellis Scholarship Fund, established to increase the number of female coaches in the United States. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the SheChampions Coaching Mentorship Program, currently in its third year, providing aspiring coaches with experienced mentors to guide them on their educational journey.

The application window will run from September 1 to September 19. Interested applicants should review the course details and pre-application checklist in the bullet points below. All applications must be submitted through the US Soccer Learning Center.

A SENIOR COURSE CALENDAR:

Application window: September 1 to September 19 Virtual start: November 29, 2022 In-person meetings: Meeting 1: January Meeting 2: March Meeting 3: June End of course: September 2023

COURSE B SCHEDULE:

Application window: September 1 to September 19 Virtual start: January 9, 2023 In-person meetings: Meeting 1: February/March Meeting 2: May/June End of course: June 24, 2023

Participants of soccer coaching education courses in the United States will have the opportunity to obtain a nationally recognized license from US Soccer, a member of the national association FIFA and the governing body of soccer under all its forms in the United States.

The next application window for A-Youth and B courses will open in the spring of 2023. The next series of B courses will start in July 2023 and the next series of A-Youth courses will start in August 2023.

For details on other football coaching education courses in the USA, please visit the Learning Center and view the information under Available Courses or see the FAQ page.

Milton S. Rodgers