“United Soccer Coaches is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate, and partner for coaches of all levels of the game.”

Diversity Statement

United Soccer Coaches is committed to fostering diversity by offering a welcoming and supportive environment for all our members, leadership, and other constituents. We nurture a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and socio-economic status.

We recognize that diversity enriches the membership experience, improves the practice and profession of coaching, expands learning opportunities, and enhances creativity and professional growth in the coaching community. United Soccer Coaches emphasizes both demographic and intellectual diversity. We are committed to attracting and developing qualified persons of diverse backgrounds to participate and lead in our organization.  This includes our advocacy work, our recognition programs, the development of our services and education, as well as our coaching and outreach programs. Embracing diversity and inclusion requires a coaching curriculum and other learning experiences that provide exposure to diverse cultures, human characteristics, and ways of thinking. Our organizational must create a climate that stimulates innovation, values contributions from those unlike ourselves, and encourages the success and advancement of all our members.

United Soccer Coaches particularly acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention and advancement of talented members, leadership and other constituents from historically underrepresented populations. As such, United Soccer Coaches fosters diversity in our staff and advocates for all of our members by welcoming their participation in our programs, by embracing diversity and inclusion training, and by remaining mindful of diversity and inclusion in the formulation of policy and in decision-making.


Youth coaches are as diverse as our game. Access vital resources, tools and education, shape your career, nominate your players for All-America Awards and so much more.


High School coaches are a vital part of our game. Advocacy, targeted tools & resources, weekly rankings in USA Today plus state, regional and national All-America Award opportunities for your players.


College coaches fuel our game. Influential weekly rankings, advocacy with soccer and sport governing bodies, All-America state, regional and national individual and team awards energize recruiting.


Pro coaches lead our craft. Partnering with the LMA and other coaches associations to develop meaningful advocacy, resources and services.


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Join us Wednesday, July 8 at 4 PM ET/3 PM CT for our next Beyond the Lines webinar moderated by @UTEPSoccer’s Kate Ward, featuring @CAThornsFC’s @brandichastain, @USDeaf_WNT’s @AmyGriffin65, @ussoccer_dmnt’s Dave Kunitz & @TeamUSA’s Stephanie Wheeler!
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Kick off your holiday weekend with the TGIF crew on Match Day! They'll take you into the weekend at 4 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. CT. Register for this free webinar below!

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“The chance to be surrounded by like-minded people from all levels of our soccer community is such a unique experience.” Experience what @BeastModeSoccer Founder David Copeland-Smith is talking about at #UnitedCV21 in Anaheim, Calif. January 6-10, 2021!
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United Soccer Coaches is thrilled to work with various partners to help us bring about better coaches.