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Education and Licensing

Education & Licensing

Iowa Soccer, U.S. Soccer’s designated State Association, is responsible for providing coaching education opportunities to coaches at all levels of play across the state. Coach education opportunities are available via the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Pathway. Together, with U.S. Soccer, Iowa Soccer is committed to providing all coaches, from beginner to advanced, with education tailored to their experiences and the needs of their players.

U.S. Soccer Coach Education Pathway


U.S. Soccer national and state-level coaching education pathways and courses are designed to positively impact the development of grassroots coaches across the country by making education more accessible and developmentally appropriate for grassroots coaches.  The Coaching License Pathway consists of a series of courses designed to meet the specific needs of a coach every step of the way.

U.S. Soccer License Courses

The U.S. Soccer Learning Center serves as the online educational platform where coaches can register for courses, take online classes, create session plans and more. It’s also your home for course announcements, registration, payment, assignments, communication, and collaboration. Visit the U.S. Soccer Learning Center to view a complete list of online courses and in-person courses.

Iowa Courses
  • All Iowa Soccer-hosted U.S. Soccer courses are set up and administered through U.S. Soccer’s Learning Center.
  • Registration for U.S. Soccer Courses will close 1-7 days prior to the start of the course.
    • Due to pre-course requirements, all participants must register online.  Walk-up registrations will no longer be allowed.
    • Pre-course requirements
      • Prior to registration for your first grassroots soccer module you will need to complete the U.S. Soccer ‘introduction to grassroots soccer’ module. If this module is not completed, you will receive a message that you are not eligible to register for a U.S. Soccer course.