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Advanced National Diploma

Fantastic week in Cary, NC on the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma. Best part as always is working & connecting w/some amazing coaches & staff. Extremely satisfying experience, highly recommended. Good luck on final assessments back home. See you in the Premier!”

Bryan Gettman, 2019 Candidate

“Absolutely loved taking this course & getting to pursue an opportunity to continue growing as a coach so that my @loudounsc & @SBHS_soccer players get the learning experience they deserve!”

Dominic Rutan, 2019 Candidate

Earn your advanced national diploma in our new blended format 

United Soccer Coaches’ advanced diplomas have long been regarded as an excellent way to expand your coaching knowledge, advance your career, and improve your players’ development. And now, with our newest blended format, coaches with ever-demanding schedules can earn their diploma in the most time-friendly way possible while maintaining the integrity of these highly regarded courses. 

Online Resources

Upon Registration, you will receive access to online content within a few days to begin your course. Watch sessions and lessons from some of the best coaches in America. 


One weekend of in-person sessions delivered in a local environment will provide for hands-on instruction and demonstration.

Virtual Classrooms

Cohorts will be created and scheduled to participate in a series of virtual classroom sessions. Interact with instructors and peers as you learn & share experiences. 

Video Assessment

Complete your course by submitting a video of your session with your players in your environment to be assessed by your coaching peers. 

The Advanced National Diploma emphasis is on training those players within a team concept designed to produce a successful environment. The curriculum includes team organization and training, advanced methodology, analysis and understanding systems of play, a focus on tactics within thirds of the field, technical position overviews, match analysis, and the psychological aspect of coaching.

Time Commitment: 40 hours of directed learning
Testing: Yes, NEW FOR 2020: Virtual Assessment
Prerequisites: National Diploma, U.S. Soccer ‘D’ or ‘C’ License

Virtual Assessment: United Soccer Coaches advanced diploma coach assessment will be done by video.

After the in-person portion of the courses, coaches will return to their coaching environment to develop the ideas of the course with their players. When the coach is ready they upload a 20-minute video of them coaching their athletes to an online platform provided by United Soccer Coaches. They also upload a lesson plan and a “peer to peer” assessment.

United Soccer Coaches staff review the plan and video and tag up moments from the session to give feedback to the coach. The coach may then watch clips of their session with assessment notes. Upon completion of the assessment, the coach receives a written summary of their coaching session and their diploma.

Vince Ganzberg

Vince Ganzberg

Past Advanced National Instructor

Doug Williamson

Doug Williamson

Past Advanced National Instructor

Peter Broadley

Peter Broadley

Past Advanced National Instructor