NSCAA Advanced Diploma courses available this summer

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America will offer 24 Advanced Diploma courses in the upcoming months in locations across the United States. Coaches looking to take the next step in their careers can earn their National, Advanced National, Premier or Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas at the following courses:

National Diploma Courses
Sacramento, California from May 19-21, May 26-28
San Antonio, Texas from June 9-11, June 16-18
Victor, Colorado from June 11-17
Cary, North Carolina from June 16-18, June 23-25
Washington Township, New Jersey from June 16-18, June 23-25
Milton, Massachusetts from June 19-25
Midland, Michigan from June 23-25, June 30-July 2
Hicksville, New York from July 7-9, July 14-16
Elmhurst, Illinois from July 10-16
Aberdeen, South Dakota from July 14-16, July 21-23

Advanced National Diploma Courses
Creve Coeur, Missouri from March 24-26, March 31-April 2
Sacramento, California from May 19-21, May 26-28
Manor, Texas from June 9-11, June 16-18
San Francisco, California from June 12-18
Cary, North Carolina from June 16-18, June 23-25
Milton, Massachusetts from June 19-25
Hicksville, New York from July 7-9, July 14-16
Elmhurst, Illinois from July 10-16
Midland, Michigan from July 21-23, July 28-30
Denver, Colorado from July 24-30

Premier Diploma Courses
San Francisco, California from June 12-18
Milton, Massachusetts from June 19-25
Elmhurst, Illinois from July 10-16

Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma Course
Denver, Colorado from July 24-30

Each of these NSCAA courses feature 45-50 hours of instruction -- split between the classroom and soccer field -- and evaluation to provide feedback for the course candidate. The course curriculum is designed to immerse participants in a positive and professional educational experience that will enhance the coach's knowledge, skills and confidence.

"After teaching NSCAA courses for over the past 25 years, we always have a great, diverse group of coaches who are all seeking more knowledge to become better coaches. These coaches bring a level of excitement that becomes contagious," says Schellas Hyndman, head coach at Grand Canyon University and former head coach at FC Dallas (MLS) and SMU (NCAA DI). "My favorite experiences are meeting coaches and seeing how much they improve. I'm happy to say that I am still in contact with many of these coaches."

The courses, taught by high-level colleagues with experience on the coaching journey, are offered in two basic formats: attending daily for a full week of activity or attending Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions for two consecutive weekends. Registration for each course is available online at NSCAA.com and coaches can also earn Continuing Education Units through the United States Sports Academy by completing the courses.

Additional NSCAA courses are offered, both online and in person, for coaches at all levels of the game. Find an upcoming course by visiting the NSCAA Master Course Schedule, or click here to learn more about requesting to host an NSCAA course at a specific facility. The NSCAA also offers eLearning courses and Convention videos for coaches in addition to an Online Resource Library with more than 1,100 session plans, activities and articles exclusively for NSCAA members.