Coaching Education

U90C Sports is proud to offer coaching education opportunities from our nationally recognized coaching education leaders: the US Soccer Coaching License pathway and the United Soccer Coaches Coaching Diplomas. The pathway you choose is ultimately a personal preference, based on your level of experience, the age groups you are currently coaching, and the age groups you plan to coach in the future.

  • US Soccer Federation (USSF): Offers 4 Grassroots Licenses at 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 models. Each model is a 4 hour commitment, In-Person or Virtually/Blended. 
  • United Soccer Coaches (USC): Offers 3 Diploma Courses at the 4v4, 7v7-9v9 and 11v11 models. Each model is a 6 hour commitment. In-Person or Virtually/Blended. 

GRASSROOTS: 7v7 & 9v9
June 10, 2023 – Virtual Course Instruction
June 11, 2023 – In-Person Course Instruction
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Both pathways service the U8 4v4 model, U9-U10 7v7 model, U11-U12 9v9 model, and U13+ 11v11 model, and will qualify towards your coaching requirements for the League. U90C prides itself on bringing the convenience of choosing which courses you prefer based on your schedule and availability.


License course recommendations for clubs & coaches:

U.S. SOCCER – All coaches must begin at the INTRODUCTION TO GRASSROOTS COACHING LICENSE or meet certain wavier requirements.

UNITED SOCCER COACHES – Coaches with little or no experience may begin their educational journey by beginning with the 4v4, 7v7/9v9 or 11v11 diplomas. Coaches with significant playing experience and/or coaching experience may begin with the NATIONAL DIPLOMA.

This course is designed for coaches with players ages 8 and under. The curriculum is packed with age-appropriate training activities around a 4v4 game structure.

Time Commitment: Up to 3 hours in-person plus additional online course content.
Testing: No
Prerequisites: None


7v7 / 9v9
The combined course for the next level of coaching is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12-year-old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games.

Time Commitment: Up to 6 hours in-person plus additional online course content.
Testing: No
Prerequisites: None


11v11 / Pre-National
Moving up the continuum of age levels to the 13 and above player, this Diploma is designed for an intermediate coach. It is focused on the 11v11 game with topics including the modern numbering system, formations and systems of play, player competencies and defensive and offensive tactics.

Time Commitment: Up to 6 hours in-person plus additional online course content.
Testing: No
Prerequisites: None


U90C is proud to host official US Soccer Federation license courses via our national governing body, US Club Soccer.

If your club is interested in hosting a Grassroots Module or D License course, please contact our offices below at and we will connect you with our Technical Director.


U90C is proud to provide content and opportunities to NTX Premier Club members playing in the NPL and RPL platforms that contributes to the development of coaching.

Build a culture of lifelong learning for all levels of coaches.
Contribute to the development of game knowledge, methodology and current trends to improve player development and player experience.
Create accessibility to host or enroll for all members.