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My allegiance and affiliation with United Soccer Coaches has been foundational to my career as a coach. United Soccer Coaches instills educational and merit-based values that are essential for success. From the educational component of the coaching courses, where I received my first Diploma, to the many assets my current players at Clemson receive.”

Mike Noonan, Clemson University Head Coach


United Soccer Coaches membership includes access to the entire eLearning suite of courses in

The Training Ground. Our eLearning courses feature learn-at-your-own-pace online modules, including checks for understanding, downloadable bonus content, and a Diploma for successful completion.


Advanced Diplomas

Designed for the serious coach, United Soccer Coaches Advanced Diplomas can enhance your coaching resume and offer new coaching methodologies and skillsets for you to use on the sideline. Our Advanced Diplomas are offered in-person or in a blended format. These courses include:

» National Diploma (no prerequisite)

» Advanced National Diploma (National prerequisite)

» Premier Diploma (Advanced National prerequisite)

» National Youth Diploma (National suggested)

» Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma (Goalkeeping Level 3 prerequisite)

Special Topics Diplomas

In addition to our set coaching courses, our Education Department conducts Special Topics Diplomas periodically in different parts of the country, as well as special clinics at various events, including the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention. Some examples of Special Topics Diplomas include Sport Performance, Building a Game Model, and Performance Analysis.


Coaching Continuing Education

Coaches interested in reaching the peak of the academic coaching journey can take advantage of our partnered Master’s Programs. The Master Coach Diploma/Certificate, created in collaboration with the University of Delaware, builds upon the 150 hours of field and classroom learning from the United Soccer Coaches National, Advanced National, and Premier Diploma courses. The Coaching Education Program in the Patton College of Education at Ohio University and United Soccer Coaches offer an online master's degree in soccer coaching, the only sport-specific graduate program in the U.S.