30 Under 30 Program
2019-20 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program Announced!
The 2019-20 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program has been announced. 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.
Click HERE for the announcement of the 2019-20 30 Under 30 Class!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
Applications are now closed. Applicants can expect to receive an update on their status in early October.
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 2019 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:
- Attend the United Soccer Coaches Convention
- Attend an Advanced Coaching Academy course
- Contribute to at least two educational or training articles for use by United Soccer Coaches and its sponsors
- Appear on the United Soccer Coaches Podcast
- Be prepared to contribute additional content for further exposure as assigned
30 Under 30 Program Benefits
Thirty selected coaches will receive:
- An educational scholarship which includes a complimentary registration to the United Soccer Coaches Convention and an Advanced Coaching Academy course.
- A travel stipend of $300 to attend the Convention and Advanced Coaching Academy course.
- Access to a mentor dedicated to helping you grow as a coach.
Additional benefits include:
- Recognition at the 2020 Convention
- Exposure on UnitedSoccerCoaches.org
- Special 30 Under 30 programming and networking opportunities at the 2020 Convention
- Participation in the United Soccer Coaches Podcast
- Featured work in the Soccer Journal, Online Resource Library , and Give and Go Newsletter
- Networking opportunities