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Diplomas, College Credits and Certificates

The NSCAA has made special arrangements for coaches to earn a handful of NSCAA Diplomas, a Professional Development Certificate (offered by NFHS and NSCAA), and college credit for their active participation. Details about each of these opportunities are below.

Diploma/Certificate Description Requirements

NSCAA Level 2 Diploma

Designed to help coaches implement developmentally appropriate training games to improve skill levels in a fun, safe and challenging environment Attend 4 of 4 Identified Sessions

NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma

The object is to empower the coach with knowledge and practice methods that will enable the coach to evaluate a goalkeeper in game situations and then design an appropriate practice program for goalkeepers in and outside of team practices. Attend 4 of 4 Identified Sessions
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Mental/Physical Player Development Focusing on the scientific aspects of player development to help coaches create a well rounded player Attend Any 6 Identified Sessions
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Soccer Management and Development Emphasis on managieral topics such as budgeting, fundraising, legal issues and more Attend Any 6 Identified Sessions
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Club Development Emphasis on topics such as Club Standards, Player Development, and Technical/Tactical sessions Attend Any 6 Identified Sessions
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma: Future Coaches Learning how to get your coaching career started on the right foot Attend Any 6 Identified Sessions
NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate Learn about a wide range of topics such as the psychological, technical, tactical, motivational and methodology of the game.  Attend Any 6 Identified Sessions

U.S. Soccer CEU's
(A License)

CEU's will be an option this year for Convention attendees and those sessions will be identified in the coming weeks. Identified Sessions

College Credit

As a registrant at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) convention, you are eligible to apply for University credit through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Please check back often as we'll be announcing the 2013 course information soon. In the meantime, here are prior course registration forms for your reference.

  • 2013 College Credit (.pdf) - Issues & Trends in Soccer (1 credit), Professional Coaches Certificate (1 credit), Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma (1 credit), NSCAA Level 2 Diploma (1 credit)
  • 2011 College Credit (.pdf) - Issues & Trends in Soccer (1 credit), Youth II Diploma (1 credit), College Coaches Certificate (1 credit) 
  • 2010 College Credit (.pdf) - Issues & Trends in Soccer (1 credit), State Diploma (1 credit) 

Resources

The NSCAA asks all presenters to submit a written outline prior to their Convention sessions. We've uploaded each session as a .pdf for your reference.

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