To see what Coaching Clinics and Licensing courses are being offered now, when/where they will be held, and links to register go to our Home page in the WYSA News tab!

Licenses Needed to Coach in Wisconsin Youth Soccer

Recreational Coaches in Wisconsin are required to have completed one grassroots course OR have one Y1 or Y2 certificate. All in-person coach clinics occur during the "off season."


This is a free introduction to coaching soccer course, typically taken by coaches of Kinde through 8U teams. 


This free course builds on the Y1 course and is typically taken by coaches of 9U and 10U teams. 


This is a free on-line course that is a prerequisite to the grassroots courses. 

Coaches working with Academy or "Competitive" teams are required to have completed TWO Grassroots Courses (one of them should be 9v9 or 11v11) OR hold an E license (E license refers to the previous system of coach licenses)


There are four Grassroots courses labelled: 

  • 4v4
  • 7v7
  • 9v9
  • 11v11 
Grass Roots Education: Play, Practice, Play- read about the new grassroots changes to coaching education and why US Youth Soccer is embracing this approach.

Click HERE for an overview of WYSA coach clinic and licensing information

How to register for a WYSA Coaching Clinic

Registration for a Y1 or Y2 Certificate is through the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Demosphere system.  You will need to login using the same email login that you use when you register to volunteer as a coach. When you login, you choose "register as a participant" and the Demosphere system will show you what clinics are available to you at the time.  
HERE to register for a Y1 or Y2 Certificate 

Registration for the Grassroots courses is through US Soccer’s Learning Center. You will need to create a login to access their courses.
HERE to register for a Grassroots Course.