Foundations of Coaching Online Diploma Course

United Soccer Coaches has developed the Foundations of Coaching online course as the perfect introduction to coaching youth soccer for the first time, and as a helpful refresher for those coaches coming back to the youth game. 

“The United Soccer Coaches Foundations of Coaching Diploma should be required watching and listening for all youth soccer coaches,” says Ian Barker, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education. “From the least to most experienced coach working with the least to most competent youth players, the Foundations of Coaching Diploma provides essential information in both an engaging and interactive way.

“The Diploma is full of ideas that inform the coach both on and off the field, and it comes complete with a variety of superbly illustrated, age-appropriate lesson plans. The content of the Diploma is something every youth coach should ideally take before committing to coach youth soccer players. For those coaches who have already begun the coaching journey, the Diploma will resonate strongly and help them become a more effective coach and educator.”

The Foundations of Coaching course is free to all United Soccer Coaches members and can be purchased for $25 for non-members. The course curriculum focuses on improving coaching instruction in order to progressively improve player performance by providing insight into targeted training activities for beginning to advanced players of all ages.

Foundations of Coaching serves as the first step in coaching education and is complemented by the additional Coaching Development Courses (4v4, 7v7/9v9, 11v11) and eLearning opportunities (Small-Sided Games, Attacking/Defending Principles of Play, Key Moments in the Game, Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer) offered by United Soccer Coaches. Visit unitedsoccercoaches.org/education for access to the association’s full course menu and master course schedule.

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