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Portland Soccer Club

Portland Soccer Club


We appreciate all of our volunteer coaches here at PSC! Just as parents and coaches do for their children, PSC wants to help coaches grow and develop to be the best they can be. We encourage you to take a look at the various coaching education resources we provide.

Learn about characteristics of the children in your age group, find out how to structure a practice plan, study techniques and tactics, and take courses online or in person to become a licensed coach.

If you have questions or need help relating to your education as a coach, please contact the Director of Training and Select.

Tanner Nelson
Director of Coaching
Phone: 615-218-8455





License or higher

Division 1

USSF National D license or United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) National Diploma

Division 2

11 v 11 in person module or "E" License

Division 3

11 v 11 in person module or "E" License

Soccer Juniors


9 v 9 in person module or "E" License

Soccer Juniors


7 v 7 in person module or "E" License

Division 4


No Requirements. Recommend in person or online module for game format being coached.


US Soccer Courses Information

State Licensing Requirements

Grassroots Course Costs

***Click here to see currently scheduled courses.*** and

***Click here to view and register for those courses in DCC***

If you do not see any scheduled courses for the license you want to acquire in TN, contact the PSC Director of Training for assistance.



New resources are available and will continue to arrive at TN State Soccer Association’s website: . . . Many improvements will be facilitated by US Soccer, including the updated Digital Coaching Center (DCC), where coaching courses and other training materials will be made available throughout early 2018.

The licensing pathway is slightly altered, with Grassroots (GR) options replacing F and E licenses. GR options vary in online and in-person versions of 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 instruction.

The new pathway prerequisites to the D course are as follows:

  1. Complete the free “Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module.”

(2a) Have completed the old E license . . . OR (2b) Have completed the old F license, complete the new 11v11 in-person license, and complete one other in-person license . . . OR (2c) Complete the 11v11 in-person license, complete one other in-person license, and complete one online course on 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, or 11v11.

The pathway from the D license onward remains similar to before, but registration for courses across the states will be hosted on

See these tutorial videos for DCC help: Getting StartedTaking A CourseDCC Planning Tools



In order to improve the quality of soccer in Portland, we must stress the importance of coaching education for our league. As of now, there is no license requirement at the D4 (recreational) level. However, we encourage coaches to take the free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching course and other in-person and online courses, so that we may improve quality of play in all levels and age groups.

D1, 2, and 3 are select, or club, level soccer divisions.  These more competitive teams require not only more skill on the part of the player but also the coach. Thus, advancing to the E and D level courses is necessary. As PSC grows, we need more coaches to step forward and become licensed, so when we develop our players, we have select teams for them to continue into at several age groups. Please contact the PSC Director of Training and see course info on this page if interested in furthering your education.


Portland Soccer Club
PO Box 217 
Portland, Tennessee 37148

Email: [email protected]

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