2019 Coach Development Information NISL & US Soccer Grassroots License Courses

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US Soccer Grass Roots 9v9 hosted by Des Plaines, Illinois

Tuesday April, 9 2019 / 5:30pm - 9:30pm


NISL is will be offering the new US Soccer Grassroots License Courses. These courses are offered based on the game format/age group in which the coach is working and may be taken in any sequence. The following information is designed to help coaches with the registration process for these courses.

In-Person Courses are approximately 4 hours in length (2 hours classroom & 2 hours field) On-Line Courses take approximately 2 hours to complete


STEP 1: Access the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC). The Digital Coaching Center is a state-of-the-art online educational platform. The DCC allows coaches to create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with online graphic tools, access an archive of US Soccer training sessions and much more. The DCC can be found at this link: https://dcc.ussoccer.com


Users must create an account by entering name, date of birth, gender and email contact information. Setting up your account in the DCC is easy and FREE. 


STEP 2: After creating your account, a number of services are available in the DCC. Coaches interested in registering for a License Course must first take the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching. Taking the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching is FREE & takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.


STEP 3: After completing the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module, coaches can register for of the Grassroots License Courses US Soccer Grass Roots 9v9 hosted by Des Plaines Park District, (the NISL will be setting up courses in the DCC throughout the year and throughout the State. Check the Coach Education page on the NISL website for updates and information on upcoming courses)


US Soccer Grass Roots 9v9 hosted by the Des Plaines Park District, IL



STEP 4: If there is a course offered that is of interest, coaches can register for that course in the DCC. Once registered, information and communication on the course will be available in the DCC


STEP 5: More information will be sent to all registered coaches prior to the course. Coaches are expected to attend all sessions of a course. Assignments (if needed) will be completed in the DCC



For More Information Contact Brendan Eitz / NISL Technical Director

847-788-5322 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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