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Premier Diploma

Course Details

The Premier Diploma is the pinnacle of the Residential Academy offerings. The course content includes a thorough examination of different systems of play, including: technical and tactical implications; 11 vs. 11 topics, including coaching in the game, phase play and shadow play; nutrition; sportsmanship/ethics; and a leadership component including team management, personal development and the coach’s role in game development in his/her community.

Time Commitment: 45 hours instruction, 6 hours evaluation
Testing: Yes

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To register for education courses Level 1-6, special topics, or GK 1-3, contact Robyn Lavis,rlavis@nscaa.com.
To register for education courses including High School, DOC, National, Advanced National, Premier, or Advanced National GK, contact Allison Pronske, apronske@nscaa.com.

To view the current course schedule, please click here.


Candidates will be accepted into the course (subject to available space) if they hold an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with a grade of Pass or above. Candidates will also be accepted if they hold a US Soccer “B” License or a UEFA “B” License.

Candidates with awards other than those identified above may seek admission into the Premier Diploma by submitting a letter of request and soccer playing and coaching CV to the NSCAA Director of Coaching Education.