BRSC Hosting NSCAA National Diploma Coaching Course


Baton Rouge Soccer Club has once again assumed a leadership role in providing coaching education to our soccer community and our region at large.  BRSC is extremely proud to partner with the Louisiana Soccer Association (LSA) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) to offer the NSCAA National Diploma Coaching Course.  The course is being held December 7-9, and 14-16.  All field sessions are being held at the Burbank Complex and all classroom lectures are being conducted at the LSA office.

In addition to several BRSC coaches participating in this two weekend course, we are hosting candidates from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois and Nepal.  The instructional staff includes Doug Williamson who is currently the NSCAA Assistant Director of Education and Coaching Development, Kim Sutton Head Women’s Coach, Chico State (Calif.), Jason Neumann, Executive Director, Hoover Soccer Club (Ala.) and Marvin Smith, Director of Coaching, BRSC.

“I’m extremely proud to have a coaching course of this level here in Baton Rouge”, said Marvin Smith, BRSC Director of Coaching.  “The last time this course was offered in Louisiana was post hurricane Katrina.”

The NSCAA is world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game. The NSCAA works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community. This goal is fulfilled through three core values: “Learn. Participate. Belong.”

Learn. The NSCAA prides itself on providing an unparalleled nationwide program of clinics, courses and other educational opportunities that motivates coaches to take their careers and the game of soccer to the next level. From the novice coach to the well-seasoned, the NSCAA strives to provide comprehensive instructional sessions to enhance the game through great coaching.

Participate. In addition to our educational offerings, the NSCAA also encourages members to interact with each other and the soccer community in other ways. The NSCAA Convention, known as “The World’s Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches and Administrators,” allows attendees to not only add something new to their coaching repertoire, but also come together and celebrate the game that we all love.

Belong. NSCAA members are some of the most influential leaders in soccer, providing an extensive network of talent and knowledge that members can tap. Members can take advantage to a range of benefits, such as networking opportunities, online education resources, professional liability insurance, the Soccer Journal and more. The NSCAA also administers national high school and college rankings programs as an added benefit to members, as well as an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year.

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