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Oregon Youth Soccer Association/Athey Creek Elem. 
4840 SW Western Ave.
Suite #800
Beaverton, OR 97005

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Oregon Youth Soccer Association 

Oregon Youth Soccer Association National "D" License 

DESCRIPTION - The National "D" license is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National "E" license. The focus of this course is to improve a coaches ability to positively influence individual players and teams.

What are the key components of the "D" license course?

•    Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team. 

•    Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of U.S. Soccer's Athlete 
Development Model.

•    Build on the foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching 
development courses.  

What are the specific target outcomes of the course?

•    Teach the Principles of Play in a training environment. (7v7 to 9v9).

•    Apply the Principles of Play to functional group roles in a full team system.

•    Plan a sequence of training and weekly cycles to complete a season plan.

The “D” license course is broken into four phases:

  I.  Preparation Phase

-  Candidates are required to complete five (5) assigned training sessions (see session topics below).

  II.  Instructional Phase (14 to 18 hrs.)

-  Candidates meet face-to-face with instructors at a course.

  III.  Deliberate Practice Phase

-  Candidates are required to complete five (5) assigned training sessions over a minimum of 10 weeks. It is expected that 
the sessions be evenly distributed through the 10 week period.

-   Candidates will be assigned the training sessions during the Instructional phase.

  IV.  Performance Review Phase (14 to 18 hrs.)

-    Final on-field exam.

  Candidates have one full year following the completion of the deliberate practice phase to attend any performance review 
phase to complete the “D” course.

 Course Assignment

•    Candidates are required to view an online presentation and complete a series of questions on Concussion Awareness. 
The assignment must be completed prior to the candidate receiving their final course results.

•    Visit this link to complete the online assignment.

•    Candidates are not required to print a certificate of completion.

•    A report will be automatically sent to U.S. Soccer and the State Association host upon completion.

“D” License Candidate Guidebooks

•    Download - “D” License Candidate Guidebook – English

•    Download - “D” License Candidate Guidebook – Spanish

•    Download - “D” License Goalkeeping Guidebook – English

•    Download - “D” License Goalkeeping Guidebook – Spanish

*The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

U.S. Soccer Curriculum

•    Learn more about the U.S. Soccer Curriculum - More Info

Candidate Resources

•    Daily Schedule Sample

•    Lesson Plan

•    Candidate Topics and Themes