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30 Under 30 Program

United Soccer Coaches Has Announced the 2021-22 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program!

On October 15, 2021, United Soccer Coaches announced the 30 individuals selected from a pool of almost 300 applicants as the 2021-22 class of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program. The 2020-21 class includes 17 college coaches, 9 youth coaches, and 4 high school coaches.

The 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a special group of 15 male and 15 female coaches who are leading the way in developing soccer players and enhancing the game.

The program is designed to give participants exposure to mentorship, and the opportunity to take advantage of educational offerings, such as diplomas, and the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

30 Under 30 Program Application

Before applying, please:

1. Make sure you are an active United Soccer Coaches member.

  • If you have never been a member, join here.
  • If you need to renew or are an introductory member, upgrade to a Standard membership.
  • If you don’t know your login credentials, please contact the Member Services team at membership@unitedsoccercoaches.org.

2. Have two soccer-specific references prepared.

3. Be prepared to share personal coaching experiences and why you feel you should be selected for the program.

4. Be prepared to discuss how you would use this opportunity to impact the greater soccer community.

5. Have your coaching resume ready for upload (optional).

30 Under 30 Program Requirements

In order to be considered, candidates must: 

  • Be under the age of 30 years old at the time of application, or have a 30th birthday that occurs during the 2021 calendar year
  • Be an active, Standard United Soccer Coaches member
  • Have a minimum of two years of coaching experience (full or part-time basis)

During the course of the 30 Under 30 Program, candidates will be asked to:

30 Under 30 Program Benefits

Thirty selected coaches will receive:

  • A scholarship that includes discounted registration for the United Soccer Coaches Convention and an amazing networking opportunities.
  • Access to a mentor dedicated to helping you grow as a coach.
  • Additional publishing opportunities in the Soccer Journal and a feature on the United Soccer Coaches Podcast.

Additional benefits include: