KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 7, 2023) – The Global Institute of Sport (GIS) and United Soccer Coaches are excited to announce their strategic partnership, positioning GIS as an education and content partner of United Soccer Coaches. This collaboration brings together two prominent institutions in the world of sports and soccer, aiming to enhance educational opportunities, knowledge sharing, and the overall development of soccer coaches worldwide.

The Global Institute of Sport is a leading destination for master’s degrees, executive education and professional qualifications around the world. With postgraduate degrees in coaching and analysis, international sport management, business, media, marketing, player care and more, GIS provides the knowledge for students to master the sports industry. GIS offers flexible online learning opportunities, providing students the chance to study around their schedule.

Embedded in the global sports industry, GIS has hubs in Miami, New York, Toronto, London, Manchester and Melbourne, providing students unique access to iconic campus locations which include DRV PNK Stadium in Miami, Wembley Stadium in London, and the MCG in Melbourne.

GIS brings a wealth of knowledge, cutting-edge methodologies, and access to a global sports industry network. As the designated education and content partner of United Soccer Coaches, GIS will contribute its expertise in curriculum development, provide insight and access to global sports industry leaders, and progress the latest advancements in the sports and soccer industries.

United Soccer Coaches, a leading organisation in coach education and development, has a rich history of providing resources, training, and support to soccer coaches at all levels. With a vast network of members and a commitment to elevating the standards of coaching, United Soccer Coaches has been a driving force in shaping the future of soccer coaching.

As part of this strategic partnership, United Soccer Coaches staff and members will receive a 15% tuition fee discount on all GIS Master’s Degrees.

“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with United Soccer Coaches,” said Sharona Friedman, President of the Global Institute of Sport. “This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to empower coaches and sports professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their careers. By combining our strengths, we aim to set new benchmarks in soccer and sports education and coaching standards both domestically across the USA as well as globally.”

“In our pursuit to provide high-quality coaching education to our membership, we are excited to partner with Global Institute of Sport to further our mission,” said Dave Simeone, United Soccer Coaches Director of Education Programs. “From performance analysis to sport management, GIS offers a wealth of resources that will be invaluable to our coaches.”

GIS will be present at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention in Anaheim, California in January 2024, delivering live coaching workshops, and presenter sessions throughout the week.

Through this partnership, both organisations are committed to fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment for soccer coaches from all walks of life. By leveraging their collective expertise and resources, the Global Institute of Sport and United Soccer Coaches aim to contribute to the growth, development, and success of soccer coaches and sports industry professionals worldwide.

About Global Institute of Sport (GIS)

The Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is the leading destination for degree programmes in the sports and football industry. GIS prides itself on providing students with stimulating curriculum in a unique environment at iconic campuses in London, Manchester, Miami and Melbourne, and online degree programmes with access to global hubs across the world.

In partnership with its parent institution, UCFB (the University Campus of Football Business), GIS provides innovative football and sports programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and professional qualifications levels, which are tailor-made to give students and industry professionals alike the best possible chance of a successful career.

Since 2011, UCFB and GIS purpose has been to provide diverse, experienced, best-in-class graduates to the football and sports industries, equipping the current and future diverse leaders of the global sports industry with the skills, knowledge and network to take the world of sport to continually new heights