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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.


The NSCAA Non-Residential National in Austin, Texas was the best coaching education I have experienced in the last ten years. NSCAA excels at creating a collegial learning environment that brings out the best creative soccer instincts of the coaches. The three different coaching methodologies developed in the curriculum definitely enhanced the understanding of every candidate, no matter how experienced. I highly recommend this course. It is a great soccer value in every way.

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Sam Okpodu

Sam Okpodu
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Executive Director, South Carolina Youth Soccer Association

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