Soccer Journal

Soccer Journal is the official publication of United Soccer Coaches and is one of the few magazines in the world produced exclusively for soccer coaches. 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. Soccer Journal is a benefit of membership and is delivered seven times per year to all member coaches.


United Soccer Coaches offers members multiple ways to read Soccer Journal. With the exception of those who opt out, all members will receive a printed magazine. In addition, members can view the digital version from a computer, phone, or tablet by logging into their member account.

In our effort to be environmentally responsible, we offer members the opportunity to opt out of receiving the printed version of the magazine. To opt out of and only receive the digital version, please contact

Current Issues

Sept/Oct 2022

Pre-Season 2022

July/Aug 2022

May/June 2022

March/April 2022

Jan/Feb 2022

Nov/Dec 2021

Sept/Oct 2021

Pre-Season 2021

July/Aug 2021

May/June 2021

March/April 2021

Jan/Feb 2021

Nov/Dec 2020

Sept/Oct 2020

Pre-Season 2020

July/August 2020

May/Jun 2020


The magazine serves as a forum for anything soccer and accepts articles in the following soccer-related categories: player development, youth soccer, soccer research, coaching, fitness, goalkeeping, soccer history, international soccer, match analysis, interviews, sport psychology, soccer tactics and soccer techniques. And, yes, we even accept articles about referees!

Please remember:

  • Articles submitted to Soccer Journal must not be submitted to other publications simultaneously.

  • Articles may not be selected for publication. In that event, the author will be informed.

  • Articles with practical implications for coaching are given priority.

  • Article acceptance is based on originality of topic, significance to the soccer coaching profession, validity.

Adherence to the prescribed submission requirements as listed below:

  • Submit in word via email to

  • Label the article with the title and name(s) of the author(s).

  • Needs to be three to seven pages double-spaced in length. Simple, straightforward, concise, logical, and clear writing is best.

  • High-resolution photos and illustrations are welcome. Please make sure to identify the photographer to give them credit.

  • If you are a new contributor, please send a high-resolution headshot and a short paragraph bio to be used at the end of the article.

The editor reviews all articles for appropriateness of topic and acceptable writing style conformance. The article may then be sent to members of the editorial board for review, guidance and acceptance. After the article is accepted, it will be printed in the earliest appropriate and available issue. Some recent issues have been topic-oriented; therefore, a certain article may be retained for a topic-oriented issue in the future. Inquiries may be sent to the editor.


Soccer Journal is recognized as one of the leading soccer coaching magazines worldwide. Published seven times a year and distributed directly to all United Soccer Coaches members, it provides a unique opportunity to connect with all levels of soccer coaches. Advertisement possibilities range from ¼ page ads to center spreads, with the option to run an ad once, four times, or in every issue each year. The Soccer Journal provides up to 200,000 impressions a year.

To find out more, contact Toby Truog, United Soccer Coaches Partnership Manager, at


Photographs appearing in Soccer Journal remain the copyrighted property of the photographer and cannot be sold or distributed to individuals by association staff. Individuals interested in securing reprints of images that appear in Soccer Journal should contact the photographer directly. Some photographers make their images available for redistribution. Others do not. There may be a fee involved in securing a reprint.

Copyright Notice

Reproduction of any content within Soccer Journal without the written consent of United Soccer Coaches and the writer, photographer or artist is prohibited.

Editor – Dr. Jay Martin