Master Coach group includes participants and administrators

Develop the skills and strategy to become a leader in soccer coaching

The United Soccer Coaches Master Coach Diploma/University of Delaware Master Coach Certificate is the highest diploma offered by United Soccer Coaches.

The centerpieces of the program, which consists of four modules to be completed over a seven-month period, are a seven-day residential institute at the University of Delaware and a six-day residential institute in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The latest edition of the program has been enhanced through a collaboration with the Scottish Football Association (Scottish FA).

Scottish FA C License

Along with earning the United Soccer Coaches Master Coach and Soccer Leader Diploma, candidates will be able to earn the Scottish FA C License.

The Scottish FA C License course is normally a 30-hour program, but through a unique agreement with the Scottish FA, the structure will be adapted to fit into the Module 4 Master Coach course being held at Oriam in Scotland.

On successful completion of the Scottish FA C License, participants are then able to undertake further course components to enhance their coaching qualifications with the Scottish FA at a time of their choosing. Successful completion of all aspects of the course leads to earning nine continuing education credits from the University of Delaware as well.

Learn more about the Scottish FA C License.

Master Coach and Soccer Leader

The course focuses on evidence-based management principles and player development to prepare experienced coaches and soccer organizational leaders to achieve mastery in six key areas:

  • Developing the philosophy, vision, culture, and strategy for the sport
  • Shaping environments
  • Building relationships
  • Structuring training and competition schedules
  • Preparing for competition, managing the game, and analyzing performance
  • Learning and reflecting

The Master Coach Diploma, a program offered by the collaboration of United Soccer Coaches and the University of Delaware, is an excellent educational opportunity for coaches seeking growth in their skills and development in their careers.

This program is designed for coaches and soccer organizational leaders, such as directors of coaching, club general managers, technical directors, academy directors, college coaches and executive directors, who work or aspire to work at the highest level of their profession.