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Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Club

Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Club

Coach Licenses and Diplomas

Shenandoah Valley United (SVU) takes pride in our coaches and their level of coaching education. Coaches are encouraged to start their coaching journey with the free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching online course. It is the gateway to the Grassroots Pathway and lays the foundation for success. After the Intro course, coaches can choose any of the grassroots courses. To take the D License course, coaches need at least two grassroots in-person courses, one of which must be the 11v11, and an online license.

SVU values coaching education. To support our team staff, any active registered coach who passes US Soccer coaching certification may submit for reimbursement for up to two (2) in-person courses, two (2) online courses and the D License.  Any reimbursement must be pre-approved by SVU staff prior to registering by submitting the Coaching Licensing Fee Reimbursement Agreement.

The following coaches have their respective diplomas / certifications.

U.S. Soccer Federation

National D License
Dlovan Hassan; 2021-April
Mick Souders; 2020-April

National E License
Josiah Groff; 2017-June

National F License

Kayla Blake: 2018-April

Grassroots 7v7 Coaching License
Madeline Arndt; 2020-March
Dlovan Hassan; 2019-June
Tom Mitch; 2019-June

Grassroots 9v9 Coaching License
Thomas Jenkins; 2019-December
Joel Mata; 2019-August
Matthew Poma; 2020-August

Grassroots 11v11 Coaching License
Madeline Arndt; 2020-March
Dlovan Hassan; 2019-July
Matthew Poma; 2020-February

Grassroots Referee
Michael Souders; 2020-June

United Soccer Coaches / previously NSCAA 

Premier Diploma - Distinguished Pass

Jon McClure; 2010 

Advanced National Diploma - Distinguished Pass
Jon McClure; 2008

National Diploma
Jon McClure; 2004

Goalkeeping Diploma

Jon McClure; 2006
Michael Souders; 2020-August

Get aHead Safely in Soccer
Michael Souders; 2020-August

LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion
Michael Souders; 2020-August

Key Moments in the Game
Michael Souders; 2020-August

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 

Heads Up Concussion Training

Joel Gonzalez; 2018-July
Emily Hostetler; 2020-August
Anna Lewis; 2020-August
Abraham Leyian Kariuki-Kamau; 2020-August
Christian Lee Nicholson; 2020-September


Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Club
325 Cornerstone Lane 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

Phone: 540-383-6341
Email: [email protected]

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