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About United Soccer Coaches

About United Soccer Coaches

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game.

United Soccer Coaches works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community. 

Our Mission

The mission of United Soccer Coaches is to provide programs and services that enhance, contribute to, and advocate for the development and recognition of soccer coaches, players, and the game we love.”

Our Vision

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

Our Core Values

  • Deliver value to each member that exceeds their expectations;
  • Uphold a sense of family and acknowledge past contributions;
  • Maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and sportsmanship;
  • Fiscal responsibility;
  • Meet the needs of a diverse membership;
  • Serve the greater good of the game; and
  • Manage the Association through teamwork and open, honest communications.

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 socioeconomic 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 organization 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, embracing diversity and inclusion training, and remaining mindful of diversity and inclusion in the formulation of policy and in decision-making.

United Soccer Coaches prides itself on providing coaches at all levels an appareled nationwide program of clinics, course and other educational opportunities. 

United Soccer Coaches provides many ways for members to interact with each other. One way popular way is through the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.

United Soccer Coaches members belong to a community of coaches who can make a lasting impact personally and professionally.