Focused on promoting soccer and developing players of varied skills at the youth level, while providing administrative support to the leagues, clubs and teams in Rhode Island.

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E License (required for U11 and higher team Coaches)

An eighteen hour course offered to the candidates coaching an U11 team or higher.

The curriculum focus on the development of the player, both individually and as a team player. The emphasis will be to build on the players’ technical development by applying tactical concepts that will address game situations.

The course will help coaches expand their knowledge and understanding of technical and tactical demands of the game and provide the understanding of practical coaching methodology and the framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition.

The course entails classroom and field sessions, which candidates are expected to participate in.

There is a minimum 20 candidates to conduct a course.

Effective in 2015, the United States Soccer Federation has recently added a prerequisite requirement for the USSF E License.  Before taking the E License course, you must now complete the USSF F License course.  The F License is an online course found at 

In view of this decision, Soccer Rhode Island has decided that any newly added or currently registered coach on the E License waitlist must take the F License course – so that they will be ready and able to take the E License course when offered.  This is a two hour online course that can be taken at your convenience. 

Important: If you are rostered as a Head Coach in Spring 2015, you must complete the USSF F course and forward a copy of the completion certificate to the Soccer Rhode Island office before your roster will be approved.


E License Course

(required for all U11 Through U19 travel & premier coaches)


Please check back for future course offerings.





Pre-course Materials: Please download the E License Candidate Guidebook and bring to class.

Please complete the Pre-Course Candidate Assignments as listed on the USSF E License Webpage.


All E License Candidates are required to completed  the Pre-Course Candidate Assignments and  submit during the opening lecture of the E License course.


Items for the E License Course:

     E License Guidebook & assignments

     FIFA - Laws of the Game

     F License course


E License FAQs

E License - Click here to complete the NEW online waitlist registration (no fee).

This online registration places you on the waitlist.  Once a course is announced you must complete the GotSoccer course registration process to be registered for a specific course.