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Effective soccer coaches are all life-long learners. However, formal coaching education costs time and money, so it must be valuable to you right now. United Soccer Coaches education is accessible, affordable, relevant, and designed with busy coaches in mind. By choosing to invest in your education with United Soccer Coaches you are supported by our Coaching Academy Staff of career coaches. You can expect your training from a relatable instructor who is truly in the coaching environment. Our Academy Staff meet you where you are to ensure your success, on and off the field.

In continuing our efforts to make United Soccer Coaches education more accessible to our members, some of our courses are now available online or in a blended format. These courses are marked with an asterisk (*).

Advanced Diplomas

(National*; Advanced National*; Premier*, National Youth*; Advanced National GK, DOC; Master Coach)

Designed for the full-time, part-time, or serious volunteer coach, United Soccer Coaches’ Advanced Diplomas can boost your coaching career, prepare you for upper-level licenses and qualify you to coach in most state and national leagues and tournaments. To be successful you must stay up to speed with the game and keep your coaching skills fresh through professional development. These courses do just that.

**United Soccer Coaches Advanced Education is a benefit of membership with the association. If you are not a current member, a one-year membership fee ($125) will be added onto your course registration. If you have any questions, please contact the Member Services Team at membership@unitedsoccercoaches.org.

Coaching Development Courses

(4v4*;  7v7/9v9*;  11v11/Pre-National*;  GK1;  GK2;  GK3; Special Topics*)

If you are coaching youth players for the first time, coming back to this level after time away, or moving up to the next age group, Coaching Development Courses are for you.

You may have played most of your life, but coaching is a very different experience especially with young children. Coaching Development Courses help you improve the experience of both you and your players with practical hands-on direction so that when you walk out on the field your deeper understanding will be reflected in both your practices and games.


United Soccer Coaches membership now includes access to the entire eLearning suite of courses at no additional charge! That’s over $400 of courses with new ones rolling out annually.

Online courses save time and money and the United Soccer Coaches Education Department are experts at them. Goalkeeping 1, Futsal, 11 v 11 Formations: Systems of Play, Small Sided Games and so much more are in learn-at-your-own-pace online modules, including checks for understanding, downloadable bonus content, and a Diploma for successful completion.

High School Diploma Online

In just two online phases, totaling approximately 10 hours, you can earn your United Soccer Coaches High School Diploma.

The first phase requires candidates to complete five pre-recorded webinars on their own time, complete with PDF assignments or portfolio work. Phase two requires candidates to attend four (out of six) live 60-min. Zoom sessions, spread out over 6-8 weeks, with a United Soccer Coaches Instructor and other candidates to allow for collaboration.

Improving Soccer. One Coach at a Time.

United Soccer Coaches offers a comprehensive yet focused curriculum inclusive of all coaches at all levels of the game.

Our staff coaches approach all participants in United Soccer Coaches Education programs as colleagues with whom we share the coaching journey. Collegiality and mutual, lifelong learning underpin all we do in our coaching education. Our mission is to help our fellow coaches grow and develop in a positive and professional manner in each and every course we teach.

United Soccer Coaches Academy offerings are geared toward enhancing the development of the broadest cross-section possible of our membership. You may enroll in a course geared to the level of player you coach. We celebrate the immense knowledge current and former players bring to the craft of coaching, we embrace coaches new to the game and we honor the wisdom of veteran coaches.