The Premier Diploma is the pinnacle of the Residential Academy offerings. It is a 45-hour course designed to teach advanced methodology with full-sided soccer (11 vs. 11) as its focal point. Coaches are provided a course curriculum. The course content includes a thorough examination of different systems of play, including: technical and tactical implications; 11 vs. 11 topics, including coaching in the game, phase play and shadow play; nutrition; sportsmanship/ethics; and a leadership component including team management, personal development and the coach's role in game development in his/her community. Applications are screened by the Director of Coaching, the Vice President for Education and the Education Committee and enrollment is limited for each course.
Schedule for Premier Diploma
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Candidates will be accepted into the course (subject to available space) if they hold an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with a grade of Pass or above. Candidates will also be accepted if they hold a US Soccer “B” License or a UEFA “B” License.
Candidates with awards other than those identified above may seek admission into the Premier Diploma by submitting a letter of request and soccer playing and coaching CV to the NSCAA Director of Coaching Education.
Applicants must apply for the Premier Diploma and acceptance is not guaranteed.