December 2022

9v9 USSF Grassroots Coaching License Course for New Female Coaches!

Hosted by Gotham Girls FC

In partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation, Gotham Girls FC is hosting a 9v9 US Soccer Federation Grassroots Coaching Course exclusively for women (16+). We’re excited for this opportunity to build professional pipelines for female coaches in the sport and we hope you’ll spread the word!

Who is this course for?
This introductory course is ideal for older teenage players, mothers, or any women interested in learning the technicalities of and developing an appreciation for the game of soccer. It will also introduce the most up-to-date teaching methodology. The grassroots course is a prerequisite for advancing on to further licensing with USSF.

Eligibility Requirements
In order to register for this course, candidates must be at least 16 years old and as part of the registration process will have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module*.

Course Details
This is a 4-hour course that builds on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module.

Specifically, coaches will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players based on their age. The course will also ask each coach to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth in the Six Tasks (Coaching Games, Coaching Training Sessions, Leading the Team, Leading the Player, Managing the Performance Environment, and Leadership). Coaches will be asked to participate in discussions so each person should have access to a web-camera/live video capabilities.  Coaches may be asked to participate in the field component as either coaches or players, so please come prepared to actively learn.

Part One—Virtual Classroom: December 8, 7–9pm (Zoom)
Part Two—On Field:  December 10th, 2:30–4pm (Pier 40)


To Register
1)  Log on, or create an account with USSF:

2)  *Complete U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module here:

3)  Register for the 9v9 Grassroots Coaching Course here:

Registration will place you on a waitlist. You will be sent an invite to pay and complete registration by USSF.

Enroll today!