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Improving Soccer. One Coach at a Time.

The NSCAA offers a comprehensive yet focused curriculum inclusive of all coaches at all levels of the game.

Our staff coaches approach all participants in NSCAA Coaching Education programs as colleagues with whom we share the coaching journey. Collegiality and mutual, lifelong learning underpin all we do in our coaching education. Our mission is to help our fellow coaches grow and develop in a positive and professional manner in each and every course we teach.

NSCAA Coaching Academy offerings are geared toward enhancing the development of the broadest cross-section possible of our membership. You may enroll in a course geared to the level of player you coach. We celebrate the immense knowledge current and former players bring to the craft of coaching, we embrace coaches new to the game and we honor the wisdom of veteran coaches.


“I wanted to take the time to say thank you for being a fantastic instructor over the last week at the NSCAA Premier course. I really enjoyed your sessions and feedback on my coaching, but most importantly I really enjoyed your candor and demeanor as a human being.   For someone who  has been at this game for a long time, your openness and willing to engage everyone was obviously a strong character trait that has supported your long career.”

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John Bluem

John Bluem
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Head Men's Coach, The Ohio State University


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