The “F” license is a 2-hour course offered by US Soccer and conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players.

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The “F” license course is open to all applicants at least 16 years of age.

Taking the Course:
In order to register for the course, candidates will first be required to sign up for a user account in the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center- a state of the art online educational platform

The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. However, candidates can stop, rewind, or restart the webinars as often as needed

After registering for the course, candidates are granted access to the course content for 12 months. The course may be successfully completed at any time during this period

Course Curriculum:
The F course is broken into four key modules: Kick-off, 1st Half, Halftime, and 2nd Half. The following webinars make up the required components of the course:


1st Half:
Designing an Activity
Designing a Lesson Plan

Laws of the Game
Prevention and Care
Nutrition and Hydration

2nd Half:
Small Sided Games
Facilitator Games
U6 Activities
U8 Activities


Following each webinar, candidates are required to complete a series of multiple-choice questions. To successfully complete each webinar, all checks for understanding must be answered correctly. To maximize comprehension and facilitate learning, candidates will have multiple attempts to correctly answer all questions.

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