If you are interested in getting involved in the association and have a desire to give back, then our Coaches Communities are a great way to get your foot in the door and be apart of something bigger:

  • Communities are a great way to connect with other coaches in the association that share a common focus. Many coaches get involved in multiple communities! Allies are always welcome to participate too.
  • Each Coaches Community is made of sub-committees that focus on specific needs of the communities, i.e. Convention Planning, Education, Advocacy, etc. These sub-committees work together to represent the membership, identify the needs of that Community’s coaches and work to bring change for the betterment of coaches.
  • Our Coaches Communities also serve as a pathway to leadership in the association. There are opportunities to serve on a Community’s sub-committee or become the group’s Chair.
  • Through this pathway, members will gain a wider knowledge of the association and its members. This is an excellent pathway for anyone wishing to run for the Board of Directors in the future.

To learn more about our Coaches Communities, please visit the pages below:

The Latest From Our Coaches Communities

Coach Q&A with Margueritte Aozasa

Margueritte Aozasa UCLA Women's Soccer Head Coach United Soccer Coaches API Coaches Community MemberWho or what inspired you to pursue coaching? Great mentors like Albertin Montoya.  He was my coach since 3rd grade, and he was the best youth coach in the country. I...

Coach Highlight – Kat Mertz

Sure, it’s unusual for a college coach to leave a Division I head job to become an assistant at another program. It’s also unusual to move from Division I to Division II. But Kat Mertz is not a typical coach. After leading the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Saint...

Coach Q&A with Mary Seiffert

Mary Seiffert Indiana Wesleyan University Women's Soccer / Indy Premier SC United Soccer Coaches Faith-Based Coaches Community MemberWho or what inspired you to pursue coaching? In college, I knew I wanted to be involved in some sort of environment where I could...

The Power of Mentorship

By Katie Shields, Saint Louis University Head Women's Soccer Coach; United Soccer Coaches Women Coaches Community MemberDuring 16 years of collegiate coaching, mentorship has shaped my life in two powerful ways. The first is the way my mentors have made me feel that...