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High School Courses

These are courses that the NSCAA has developed specifically for the High School coach. Each is designed to cover the needs of coaches in the high school setting. We also recommend that high school coaches take the Intermediate Courses and Advanced Level Courses to receive additional coaching education. 

Course Description Time Commitment
NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching This introductory course is perfect for high school and youth coaches who want to establish a solid foundation of coaching knowledge. The interactive course features an engaging interface that incorporates audio, video and text to teach essential soccer coaching techniques and methods. 5 hours (Online)
High School Diploma The High School Coaches Diploma deals with managerial issues and practice and game strategies specific to coaches of boys and girls high school teams. The course is designed to address the many issues and responsibilities unique to high school coaches in this country. The course curriculum examines the distinctive role high school coaches play in the personal development of young players. 21 hours
High School Diploma: Leadership and Management The High School Coaches Diploma: Leadership and Management is a twelve hour classroom course focused on challenges faced by high school coaches in such areas as team management, team building, creating and maintaining team cultures, team values and ethics, out of season training, maintaining positive relationships with administrators, and leadership of young women and men of high school age. The course includes presentations by NSCAA Staff Coaches and guided discussions among peers. 12 hours
High School Diploma: Systems and Tactics - Team Training The High School Coaches Diploma: Systems and Tactics—Team Training is a twelve hour course focused on enhancing the skills of high school coaches in the areas of technical and tactical training and the development and implementation of systems of play. The course begins in the classroom with lecture and discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of various systems of play; the course then moves to the field for model training sessions on functional training and phase play, set pieces, small-sided games, incorporating the goalkeeper into team training, and coaching in the game. 12 hours