U.S. Soccer Grassroots Coaching Education Licenses: 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11

NEW THIS YEAR, Soccer Champions - working with event partners Connecticut Junior Soccer and Mass Youth Soccer - is offering attending coaches the opportunity to earn three of U.S. Soccer's newest licenses: Grassroots Coaching Education Course 7v7; 9v9; and, 11v11. That's right, coaches will earn three licenses as part of this offering so long as they attend all the sessions outlined below and complete any assigned coursework.

As soon as the complete details are released by U.S. Soccer regarding this offering (expected late October), additional information will be provided on this page and we will begin offering this license as a registration add-on. In the meantime, we would suggest that you register for Soccer Champions and then contact the office later to easily add this offering to your registration. To add this license, please call the clinic office at 860-674-1500.

Please take a moment to review the sessions you are required to attend to complete the Grassroots License curriculum at Soccer Champions.


At the clinic, please check in before 5:00PM on Thursday, March 1st at General Event Registration in the pre-function area of the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. You will then need to check in with your Grassroots License Instructors. For planning purposes, you are required to attend the sessions outlined below to earn your U.S. Soccer Grassroots 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 Licenses (3 individual licenses) (your instructor will review your course schedule as well on Thursday night):

Thursday, March 1, 2018:

  • 4:15 - 5:00PM: Event/Grassroots License Registration (must be checked-in by 5:00PM to participate in course)
  • 5:00 - 9:15PM: Required Grassroots License Session - Road Map for Grassroots Courses (Lecture/Upper Level Meeting Rooms in Mohegan Sun Convention Center)

Friday, March 2, 2018:

  • 8:00 - 9:00AM: Coaching Training Sessions 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 led by either Mario Prata/CJSA or Ian Mulliner/MYSA (Field Session - Uncas Ballroom)
  • 6:15 - 8:15PM: Grassroots License – Reflective Learning Session (Lecture/Upper Level Meeting Rooms in Mohegan Sun Convention Center)

Saturday, March 3, 2018:

  • 12:00 - 1:00PM: Coaching Games 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 led by either Mario Prata/CJSA or Ian Mulliner/MYSA (Field Session - Uncas Ballroom)
  • 4:15/4:30 - 5:30PM: Grassroots License - Reflective Learning Session 2

U.S. Soccer Grassroots License(s) NOTES

  • There are no diploma or license prerequisites needed to take these licenses.
  • There is an additional fee to take these Licenses at Soccer Champions. Please check-off Grassroots License box when registering for Soccer Champions, once available. If you wish to add it to your Soccer Champions clinic registration at a later time, please call the clinic office at 860-674-1500 and we can add it to your existing registration.
  • All coaches wishing to take these courses must be registered with the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center (this is a $25 cost). This is a U.S. Soccer requirement.
  • There will NOT be a practical field test associated with these licenses. Coaches will complete all course work during Soccer Champions.
  • Please be ready to assist with the Coaching Training Sessions and Coaching Games field sessions. The Grassroots License courses are designed to include “hands on” experiential learning for the candidates.
  • Please bring a notepad and pen to log your take aways from each session and to add to your “Page of Experiences.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: More info will follow - please check back regularly for updates.

We thank the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association and Massachusetts Youth Soccer for their administration of this new license offering. Coaches who participate in this curriculum will be able to get three licenses -- Grassroots 7v7; Grassroots 9v9 & Grassroots 11v11 - during Soccer Champions.