Gahanna Soccer Association

GSA Hosted US Soccer Grassroots Courses

Gahanna Soccer Association is pleased to announce that it has been selected to host the US Soccer Grassroots Education courses this March at Headley Park. Whether you have been coaching for years, just getting started, or you are a parent that is interested in getting into coaching this spring, this is a great opportunity for you to advance your coaching skills.
And the best part... GSA will reimburse the cost of your first grassroots course!
The 4v4, 7v7, and 9v9 In-Person Courses are four-hour courses that build on the principles covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players in the play format of the course. The courses will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth.
4v4 Course (U-6 and U-7)
March 14, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Register for the 4v4 Course
7v7 Course (U-8 and U-10)
March 8, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Register for the 7v7 Course

9v9 Course (U-12)
March 8, 2020, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, or March 15, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Register for the 9v9 Course on 3/8 or Register for the 9v9 Course on 3/15


You have questions. We have answers.

Who is eligible for this program?
Participants must be at least 16 years old and have completed U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching module. The intro module is free and can be accessed here.
Do I have to be a GSA coach to be eligible?
Anyone that meets the basic eligibility requirements may take the course, but you must have coached in the Fall 2019 season, or be registered to coach in Spring 2020 for GSA to reimburse you for the cost of the program.
You mentioned reimbursement. Is there an upfront cost?
All participants must register and pay for their course(s) at the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center. The cost for each course is $45. Once you have completed your first course, GSA will reimburse you the cost.
Will you reimburse the cost of any course I want?
GSA will reimburse the cost of any one course that we host, once per year. If you would like to attend multiple courses this year, you would still get to take advantage of GSA's lower rate, but you would only be reimbursed for one of them. GSA will only reimburse the cost of courses that are hosted by GSA.
When are the deadlines to register?
Registration will close the day before the course, or when we reach capacity; whichever happens first. We do expect the classes to be full, so please register early if you are interested in participating.
I have a question about something else.
Sure thing! If you have a question specifically about GSA's coaching policies or our reimbursement policy, please email us at and we will help you out. If you have questions regarding the courses themselves, or registration for the courses, please use the Help page at the Digital Coaching Center website.