National Soccer Coaches Association of America

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NSCAA
National Soccer Coaches Association of America logo.gif
Motto “Learn. Participate. Belong."
Formation 1941
Type Non-governmental organization
Legal status Nonprofit organization
Purpose Professional association
Headquarters Kansas City, Missouri
Region served
U.S.A
Membership
32,000+
Chief Executive Officer
Lynn Berling-Manuel
Affiliations NCAA
NAIA
NCCAA
NJCAA
State high school associations
Website http://www.nscaa.com

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941. It is the largest soccer coaches organization in the world, with more than 30,000 members. It offers training courses for both beginning and experienced coaches and a wide range of award programs. Rare among sports organizations, it serves its sport for both men/boys and women/girls. Lynn Berling-Manuel is the current Chief Executive Officer.[1]

Annual Convention[edit]

The annual NSCAA Convention, known as "The World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches" is held in mid-January. The five-day event attracts more than 10,500 attendees for live field demonstration and lecture sessions, networking socials, coaching diploma training classes, and a large soccer-only trade show, with more than 300 companies displaying soccer equipment, technology and services.

Awards programs[edit]

The NSCAA operates a wide variety of awards programs. These include:

  • College awards
    • All-America teams
      • NCAA Division I men and women and Divisions II/III men and women
      • NAIA men and women
      • NCCAA Divisions I and II men and women
      • Junior College Division I and III men and women
    • Scholar All-America teams
      • NCAA Division I men and women and Divisions II/III men and women
      • NAIA men and women
      • NCCAA Divisions I and II men and women
      • Junior College Division I and III men and women
    • All-Region Awards
      • NCAA Division I men and women and Divisions II/III men and women
      • NAIA men and women
      • Junior College Division I and III men and women
    • National Player of the Year
      • Division I men and women – Between 1996 and 1998, the NSCAA recognized an outstanding collegiate player of the year.
        Since 1999, the NSCAA has coordinated its NCAA Division I Player of the Year program with the Missouri Athletic Club.
        They now present the joint NSCAA/MAC Hermann Trophy to the outstanding men's and women's player of the year.[2]
      • NCAA Divisions II/III men and women
      • NAIA men and women
      • NCCAA Divisions I and II men and women
      • Junior College Division I and III men and women
    • National Coach of the Year award
      • NCAA Division I men and women and Divisions II/III men and women
      • NAIA men and women
      • NCCAA Divisions I and II men and women
      • Junior College Division I and III men and women
    • Regional Coach of the Year award
      • NCAA Division I men and women and Divisions II/III men and women
      • NAIA men and women
      • NCCAA Divisions I and II men and women
      • Junior College Division I and III men and women
    • 1 National Assistant Coach of the Year award
    • 4 Regional Assistant Coach of the Year awards
    • Team Academic Award
      • Awarded to all teams meeting the criteria
    • Team Ethics and Sportsmanship
      • Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards to all teams meeting the criteria
    • Bill Jeffery Award
      • Awarded annually to one individual for "...long-term service to collegiate soccer."
  • High school awards
    • All-America teams
    • Scholar All-America teams
    • All-Region Awards
    • National Player of the Week
    • State Player of the Week
    • High School Coach of the Year
      • 1 National & 4 Regional awards
    • High School Assistant Coach of the Year
      • 1 National & 4 Regional awards
    • Robert W. "Robby" Robinson Award supported by the American Youth Soccer Organization
      • Awarded annually to one individual for "...long-term service to scholastic soccer."
    • Senior Excellence Award
      • Awarded to high school seniors nominated by their coaches to honor "...exceptional contributions to the team while exemplifying the finest attributes of a high school student-athlete."
    • High School Team Academic Award
      • Awarded to all teams meeting the criteria
    • High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship
      • Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards to all teams meeting the criteria
  • Youth awards
    • National Youth Coach of the Year
    • Regional Youth Coaches of the Year
    • Charlotte Moran Award
      • Awarded annually to one individual who has "...raised youth soccer to new heights through his or her long-term dedication to the game."
    • Youth Participation Certificate
      • Awarded by coaches to their team members

Rankings[edit]

The NSCAA also publishes weekly rankings for intercollegiate and high school soccer during the fall seasons and less frequently during the winter and spring high school seasons.[3]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Soccer Coaches Association of America". National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2006 NCAA Record Book" (PDF). p. 91. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "About Rankings". National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

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