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Coaching Requirements 

 

In an effort to improve the quality of soccer coaching and player performance for Alabama Soccer Association members, ASA requires the following standards be met by each club.


NOTE: Due to the recent restructuring of the US Soccer Federation's Coaching Education pathways, coaches have a 1-year window from August 2018 to meet the requirements below:

 

State League Minimum Coaching Requirements

  • ASA Division 1 Head Coach - One of the following: US Soccer "D" License (or higher), United Soccer Coaches National Diploma (or higher)
    • ASA Division 1 Assistant Coach - One of the following: US Soccer 11v11 In-Person Grassroots License, U.S. Soccer "E" License (or higher), United Soccer Coaches Regional Diploma
 
  • ASA Division 2 Head CoachOne of the following: Appropriate (9v9 or 11v11) US Soccer Grassroots In-Person License, US Soccer "E" License (or higher),  United Soccer Coaches Regional Diploma
    • ASA Division 2 Assistant CoachOne of the following: Appropriate (9v9 or 11v11) US Soccer Grassroots In-Person License, US Soccer "E" License (or higher),  United Soccer Coaches Regional Diploma

Academy Minimum Coaching Requirements

  • Academy Coach - appropriate (7v7 or 9v9) US Soccer In-Person Grassroots License

RECOMMENDED COACHING STANDARDS:

ASA Club Director of Coaching or Technical Director - US Soccer "B" License or United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma, National Youth Course (formerly National Youth License)

ASA Academy Director -  US Soccer D License (New format - from 2018 onward), National Youth Course (Formerly National Youth License)

Alabama ODP State Staff Coach - US Soccer "D" License or United Soccer Coaches National Diploma

USYS Mid-South Conference of the National League - US Soccer "C" License or United Soccer Coaches National Diploma

ASA Division 3 - Recreational- US Soccer Intro to Grassroots Coaching Module or United Soccer Coaches Level 3

 

ASA Division 4 - Recreational- US Soccer Intro to Grassroots Coaching Module or United Soccer Coaches Level 1 & 2

 
 
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