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United Soccer Coaches Mission Statement

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Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kansas, United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) has grown into the world's largest soccer coaches' organization that serves members at every level of the game.

United Soccer Coaches works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community. We fulfill that goal through three core values: "Learn. Participate. Belong."


United Soccer Coaches prides itself on providing an unparalleled nationwide program of clinics, courses, and other educational opportunities that motivates coaches to take their careers and the game of soccer to the next level. From the novice coach to the well-seasoned, United Soccer Coaches strives to provide comprehensive instructional sessions to enhance the game through great coaching.


In addition to our educational offerings, United Soccer Coaches also encourse members to interact with each other and the soccer community in other ways. The United Soccer Coaches Convention, known as "The World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches and Administrators," allows attendees to not only add something new to their coaching repertoire, but also come together and celebrate the game that we all love.


United Soccer Coaches members are some of the most influential leaders in soccer, providing an extensive network of talent and knowledge that members can tap. Members can take advantage to a range of benefits, such as networking opportunities, online education resources, professional liability insurance, the Soccer Journal, and more. United Soccer Coaches also administers national high school and college rankings programs as an added benefit to members, as well as an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year.


The Association provides programs and services that enhance, encourage, and contribute to the development and recognition of soccer coaches, their players, and the game we love. 


The Association is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate, and partner for coaches of all levels of the game.

For more information, contact:

Dr. David Carr at
Associate Professor & Soccer Program Coordinator
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
The Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall 202P
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4651

Michael Sup at
Assistant Coordinator – Soccer Coaching Program
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
The Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4626