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Premier Diploma

Course Details

The Premier Diploma is the top of the Residential Academy offerings. It is a 45-hour course designed to teach advanced methodology with full-sided soccer (11v11) 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; 11v11 topics, including coaching in the game, phase play and shadow play; sportsmanship/ethics; and a leadership component including team management, personal development and the coach's role in game development in his/her community.

Schedule for Premier Diploma

Start End Course City State Register
06/13/2016 06/19/2016 Premier Diploma Santa Barbara CA REGISTER DETAIL
07/11/2016 07/17/2016 Premier Diploma Bloomsburg PA REGISTER DETAIL
07/18/2016 07/24/2016 Premier Diploma Denver CO REGISTER DETAIL


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.