From discounts on soccer products, publications and gear to $1 million in general liability insurance, we’re consistently seeking new and unique benefits to enhance your game both on and off the pitch.
Published seven times a year, Soccer Journal is the Official Publication of United Soccer Coaches and is one of the few publications in the world produced exclusively for soccer coaches. Soccer Journal is available only for United Soccer Coaches members. Each issue contains technical and tactical articles, news and updates on important events, thoughts from opinion leaders in the sport and features on the interesting people and issues of the game.
Every United Soccer Coaches member automatically receives $1 million in general liability insurance as well as exclusive discounts and access to event cancellation and liability insurance.
FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING
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 Foundations of Coaching Course is free to all 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. Click here to learn more and earn your Foundations of Coaching Diploma today.
ONLINE RESOURCE LIBRARY
The Resource Library is the latest enhancement provided as part of the continued efforts of United Soccer Coaches to increase the value of membership and become the online resource of choice for soccer coaches. Whether you’re looking for theory-based articles or training plans and exercises, the Resource Library is your place to start. United Soccer Coaches is dedicated to helping its members succeed; the Resource Library is just one more valuable information-sharing service the association offers.
The benchmark of soccer coaching education is the United Soccer Coaches Academy program. Comprised of a variety of diploma courses, special clinics and symposiums, the Academy program offers something for coaches at every level of the game, from the parent coach to the experienced college coach. United Soccer Coaches members always receive a discount on Coaching Academy Residential Courses.
The United Soccer Coaches Convention is “The World’s Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches.” Held each January, it includes clinics and lectures by some of the greatest minds in soccer and offers something for coaches at every level of the game. The Convention also is the site of the nation’s largest soccer-specific trade show, as well as meal, social and awards functions for soccer’s constituent groups. Members receive a significant discount on Convention registration.
AWARDS AND RANKINGS
United Soccer Coaches administers outstanding awards and recognition programs which include Coach of the Year, All-America, long-term service and special recognition awards, designed to recognize excellence in soccer, academics and service to the game. Regional and national rankings also are conducted for high school and college programs. In all, nearly 10,000 individual awards are presented by United Soccer Coaches each year, and are available only to member coaches and their players.