From discounts on soccer products, publications and gear to $1 million in general liability insurance, we're consistently seeking new and unique benefits to enhance your game both on and off the pitch.
Published seven times a year, Soccer Journal is the Official Publication of NSCAA and is one of the few publications in the world produced exclusively for soccer coaches. Soccer Journal is available only for NSCAA members. Each issue contains technical and tactical articles, news and updates on important events, thoughts from opinion leaders in the sport and features on the interesting people and issues of the game.
Soccer Journal is now available online! View the digital Soccer Journal.
Sample Article: Let the principles be your guide: Creating practices based on the principle of play
The NSCAA has partnered with leading agencies to provide its members with multiple types of insurance. Every NSCAA member automatically received $1 million in general liability insurance.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America, AON and Manchester United are partnering to offer soccer coaches and clubs with insurance programs designed specifically to meet your camp, clinic and tournament needs. [+] Find Out More
NSCAA members also receive access to Nationwide Auto and Veterinary Pet Insurance discounts.
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Foundations of Coaching
The NSCAA has developed the Foundations of Coaching online course as the perfect introduction to coaching youth soccer for the first time, and as a helpful refresher for those coaches coming back to the youth game. The Foundations of Coaching Course is free to all NSCAA members. The course curriculum focuses on improving coaching instruction in order to progressively improve player performance by providing insight into targeted training activities for beginning to advanced players of all ages. Click here to learn more and earn your Foundations of Coaching Diploma today.
Online Resource Library
The Resource Library is the latest enhancement provided as part of the continued efforts of the NSCAA to increase the value of membership and become the online resource of choice for soccer coaches. Whether you’re looking for theory-based articles or training plans and exercises, the Resource Library is your place to start. NSCAA is dedicated to helping its members succeed; the Resource Library is just one more valuable information-sharing service NSCAA offers.
The benchmark of soccer coaching education is the NSCAA Coaching Academy program. Comprised of a variety of diploma courses, special clinics and symposiums, the Academy program offers something for coaches at every level of the game, from the parent coach to the experienced college coach. NSCAA members always receive a discount on Coaching Academy Residential Courses.
The NSCAA Convention is "The World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches." Held each January, it includes clinics and lectures by some of the greatest minds in soccer and offers something for coaches at every level of the game. The Convention also is the site of the nation's largest soccer-specific trade show, as well as meal, social and awards functions for soccer's constituent groups. Members receive a significant discount on Convention registration.
Awards and Rankings
The NSCAA administers outstanding awards and recognition programs which include Coach of the Year, All-America, long-term service and special recognition awards, designed to recognize excellence in soccer, academics and service to the game. Regional and national rankings also are conducted for high school and college programs. In all, nearly 10,000 individual awards are presented by the NSCAA each year, and are available only to NSCAA member coaches and their players.