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Improving Soccer. One Coach at a Time.

The NSCAA offers a comprehensive yet focused curriculum inclusive of all coaches at all levels of the game.

Our staff coaches approach all participants in NSCAA Coaching Education programs as colleagues with whom we share the coaching journey. Collegiality and mutual, lifelong learning underpin all we do in our coaching education. Our mission is to help our fellow coaches grow and develop in a positive and professional manner in each and every course we teach.

NSCAA Coaching Academy offerings are geared toward enhancing the development of the broadest cross-section possible of our membership. You may enroll in a course geared to the level of player you coach. We celebrate the immense knowledge current and former players bring to the craft of coaching, we embrace coaches new to the game and we honor the wisdom of veteran coaches.


I am extremely happy with the NSCAA National Diploma. Not only did I learn new skills, but I developed a new perspective and style for coaching, as well as scouting soccer players. This course is not only about learning, but also forming important relationships. I made new friends with whom I have kept in touch, and I was also able to build a network of other professionals which has helped me recruit high school players.

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Dave Schneider

Dave Schneider
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ODP Coach, Long Island Junior Soccer League

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