KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 31, 2019) – United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce a new coaching education partnership with Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA).

An element of the partnership includes MYSA coaches gaining access to United Soccer Coaches’ Foundations of Coaching eLearning course. It will become a requirement that coaches complete the course for MYSA’s grassroots coaching membership and to coach in an MYSA-sanctioned event.

In addition to the Foundations of Coaching eLearning piece, MYSA members who are not already United Soccer Coaches members will get a free one-month introductory membership to United Soccer Coaches, which includes most eLearning courses, electronic versions of Soccer Journal, the new Online Resource Library with over 1,000 activities, session plans, lectures, articles and more, and the new From the Training Ground newsletter which is content curated by the United Soccer Coaches Education Department.

“The Missouri Youth Soccer Association is excited for the opportunity to partner with the United Soccer Coaches on this coaching education project,” said MYSA Director of Coaching, Jeff Muhr. “As a state association, we work to empower our Missouri coaches with the knowledge and resources needed to create an environment where kids can have fun and develop in the game of soccer. This online educational opportunity makes our Coaching Education Program more accessible to all of our coaches.”

“On behalf of the Education Department of United Soccer Coaches I would like to applaud and thank the Missouri Youth Soccer Association for their commitment to their coaches,” said Ian Barker, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education. “In our collaboration we have been able to provide the grassroots coaches of Missouri with important coaching ideas and methods in the most affordable and accessible way. Better trained coaches make for happier coaches and a superior experience for young players.”

About MYSA
At its core, Missouri Youth Soccer Association’s (MYSA) mission is to provide children from all walks of life the opportunity to play and learn valuable life lessons from participation in the world’s most populous sport. MYSA strives to complete its mission through the fair and neutral administration of our member clubs, leagues, and tournaments.

About United Soccer Coaches
Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate and partner for coaches at all levels of the game. The largest community for soccer coaches in the world, we unite coaches of all levels around the love of the game and we elevate the game through advocacy, education and service. To learn more, visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.