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Licensing Requrements

Coaching Education Administrator
Julie Schmitt
414.328.9972, ext 100

Coach Compliance Policy
A team must be coached by an individual who is appropriately licensed for the age group and competition level being coached. If the coach is not appropriately licensed, that individual is not eligible to coach the team during sanctioned matches. All coaches, head and assistant, must be properly licensed. The following are the minimum license requirements per age and competition level:

  • Recreational coaches are required to have, at minimum, completed 1 In-Person Grassroots Module OR a Y1 or Y2 coaching certificate.
  • Coaches working with Youth Academy teams are required to have completed a combination of 2 In-Person Grassroots modules, recommended 4v4, 7v7 OR hold a US Soccer ‘E’ License. 
  • Coaches of 11U through 18U Classic teams are required to have completed 2 In-Person Grassroots Modules, one must be 9v9 or 11v11 OR hold a US Soccer ‘E’ License. 
  • Coaches working with 12U – 14U Competitive and State League teams are required to have completed 2 In-Person Grassroots Modules, one must be 9v9 or 11v11 OR hold a US Soccer ‘E’ License. 
  • Coaches of 15U and older State League teams are required to have the US Soccer ‘D’ License.
  • Coaches working with WDA teams are required to have the US Soccer ‘D’ License. 
  • Coaches working with MRL teams are subject to the license requirements established by the MRL*. WYSA will verify team and coach eligibility based on the Regional requirement.


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