May 2023

Join us for the USSF Grassroots Coaching License Course for New Female Coaches on June 8 at the Pier 40 Rooftop Field! 

This course, hosted by Gotham Girls FC in partnership with US Soccer, offers two exclusive opportunities: a 9v9 course and an 11v11 course, both designed for women aged 16 and above. We are thrilled to contribute to the professional development of female coaches in soccer and encourage you to help us spread the word!

We are excited to offer both courses on the same evening. This unique opportunity is open not only to our coaches, players, and parents at Gotham Girls FC but also to any females aged 16 and above who are not part of our club.

Completing either of these courses will qualify you for the upcoming USSF D License course we are preparing for the Fall. Stay tuned for more details about that!

If you have already taken one of the 9v9 or 11v11 courses, this is your chance to enroll in the other course, ensuring you are fully prepared for the D License course in the Fall.

Who should attend this course?
It is ideal for older teenage players, mothers, and any women interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the game of soccer, including its technicalities, and developing a greater appreciation for it. The course will also introduce the most up-to-date teaching methodology. Both grassroots courses are prerequisites for advancing to the USSF D License.

In the past, some of our U17-18 high school players have taken these courses and are now assisting with coaching at our club. Not only are they able to coach for us, but they can also coach for any local club in the country when they go off to college, proudly holding a USSF National and FIFA-recognized coaching license. We encourage all age-appropriate Pelada and Arsenal players to attend.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for registration, candidates must be at least 16 years old at the time of registration and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching online module.

Course Details
This is a 4-hour course that builds upon the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Coaches will delve deeper into U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and player characteristics based on age. The course will also encourage coaches to reflect on their experiences and develop action steps for personal growth in the Six Tasks, which include Coaching Games, Coaching Training Sessions, Leading the Team, Leading the Player, Managing the Performance Environment, and Leadership.

Participation in discussions will be required, so please ensure you have access to a web-camera/live video capabilities. Coaches may also be asked to participate in the field component, either as coaches or players, so come prepared to actively learn.

Club Discount
As a special offer, GGFC will reimburse 50% of the course cost upon completion for current players, with the credit applied to their LeagueApps account. Scholarships will also be considered.



Part One—Virtual Classroom: Monday, June 5, 6-8pm (Zoom)
Part Two—On Field: Thursday, June 8, 5-7pm (Pier 40 rooftop)


Part One—Virtual Classroom: Monday, June 5, 8-10pm (Zoom)
Part Two—On Field: Thursday, June 8, 7-9pm (Pier 40 Rooftop)

Cost per course

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:

Register for the 11v11 Grassroots Coaching Course here:

Please note that registration will place you on a waitlist. You will receive an invitation from USSF to complete payment and finalize your registration.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Enroll today and join us in shaping the future of female coaches in soccer.