How Do I Get a Soccer Coaching License?

There are two great places to get a soccer coaching license or diploma in the United State: the US Soccer and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NSCAA. (Readers in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Europe, Africa, and Asia can look to their national coaching and football association for coaching education.)

These soccer coaching courses are offered by their respective sponsors to help you coach soccer better and to earn soccer coaching certifications and soccer coaching licenses to qualify you for new soccer coaching opportunities. Please contact the respective sponsors for further information. For today's news on coaching education opportunities, visit our Soccer News for Coaches, Players, and Parents page.

US Soccer Coaching Education

US Soccer has a Coaching Education program that primarily covers the A, B, and C licenses. See National Coaching Schools Overview.

US Soccer also offers a Soccer Coaching Continuing Education program and Soccer Coaching Resources including books and papers.

US Youth Soccer Coaching License Course Schedule

See soccer coaching education for information about US Youth Soccer coaching materials and for contact information for scheduled coaching courses.

What License Courses Does US Youth Soccer Offer for Soccer Coaches?

US Youth Soccer's Tom Goodman describes the Level I, Level II, Level III Modules, E, D, C, B, and A license courses for soccer coaches. See Tom Goodman US Youth Soccer Article on Soccer Coaching License Modules.

The Soccer Coaching Courses Calendar

US Youth Soccer is listing its nationwide training courses on a combined calendar that shows other events, including conventions and competitions. See US Youth Soccer coaching license course schedule (calendar opens as Excel document).

US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop and Coaches Convention

With sponsorship from adidas, US Youth Soccer hosts an annual 3-day US Youth Soccer coaches convention and workshop, now set for 7-9 February 2008 in Pittsburgh. There are classroom sessions, on-field clinics, and exhibitors.

NSCAA Coaching Diplomas

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America offers a full range of well-respected soccer coaching diploma courses and training events. Read first the NSCAA non-residential soccer coaching course information. This explains the Parent Coach Diploma, the State Diploma, the Regional and Advanced Regional Diploma courses, the National Youth Diploma, the High School Coach Diploma, the Director of Coaching Diploma, and specialized course offerings (such as goalkeeping). and and then check the non-residential soccer diploma course schedule. Then check the NSCAA non-residential soccer coaching course schedule.

For residential courses, see the NSCAA residential course information for descriptions of NSCAA National, Advanced National, and Premier Diploma courses, and also the accompanying NSCAA schedule for residential diploma courses.

US Club Soccer Coaching Education

US Club Soccer offers coaching training in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Soccer Camp Soccer Coaching Education

Coastal Carolina Soccer Camps - Audit Opportunity

Coastal Carolina Soccer Camps offer coaches a chance to audit full-team soccer training sessions offered by experienced soccer coaches with FA badges and A licenses. Visit the camp link above, click on FAQ, and scroll to the bottom for details. There are sessions at Methodist College in Fayetteville NC and the Darlington School in Rome Georgia in the summer season.

State Association Sponsored Soccer Coaching Education

These courses are part of the US Youth Soccer program that offers youth modules, and G, F, E, and D soccer coaching licenses. In other words, this is where you get your first coaching license. For the latest updates in your state, see our Soccer News for Soccer Coaches page where we post daily updates to state-level soccer coaching courses.



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