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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 had a Fantastic experience at the Advanced National Diploma course this past July at Elmhurst College. The staff instructors are knowledgeable as well as very approachable. They also do a great job teaching the course curriculum in the classroom and on the field. The facilities and trainers at Elmhurst College are top notch, making the entire course a very worthwhile experience. I'll continue to encourage fellow coaches to attend the National and Advanced National courses at Elmhurst College. Keep up the GREAT work!

Advanced National Diploma

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Janet Rayfield

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Head Women's Coach, University of Illinois

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