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This Program’s Purpose

Created with the goal to help coaches gain the self-awareness and practical skills necessary to develop mastery as a professional collegiate team leader and manager, the goal of the Coach Credentialing Program is to elevate the role of a coach to a higher standard of professionalism by providing training, development, and support while educating coaches to work within the ethical standards set by United Soccer Coaches and NCAA as a whole.

The Program’s Structure

The 2022-23 cohort will be made up of 40 coaches from all three NCAA divisions. Our goal is to select a diverse group of coaches dedicated to being their best self in a high performance environment.

Coaches in the cohort are seeking a “credential” and this requires a higher level of commitment and engagement from the participants. Through their completion of this credentialing program, the participants will have a unique depth of training to be successful leaders, managers and coaches at the collegiate level. 

“The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to invest in United Soccer Coaches’ efforts to launch a comprehensive collegiate coach credentialing program. We have long championed the need for a credential that recognizes the important role of coaches as educators. We are pleased to fund scholarships for racial minorities and women to participate in this groundbreaking opportunity.” 

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics