Online Learning

Continue to develop as coaches and take advantage of these free online resources.



To learn more about concussions take the FREE "Heads Up! Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches." This training will help you with a basic understanding of concussions. Simply go online and take the self-guided training. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school that you have completed this intro course offered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) and US Youth Soccer.


Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer™

The United Soccer Coaches has launched Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer™, the first interactive online course developed to educate coaches on how to teach safer heading techniques for players ages 11-13. This 30-minute course is free and available to anyone and everyone interested in heading safety.

  • Discover practical ways to decrease the risk of concussions in soccer
  • Learn key coaching points for proper heading technique and training drills
  • Receive an NSCAA Diploma

LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion

United Soccer Coaches is offering an interactive online mini-course developed to help educate coaches about the inclusion and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. The 10-minute course titled ‘LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion’ is available now as a free public service including a Diploma upon completion.

LGBT Diversity and Inclusion participants will:

  • Learn about working with LGBT players and colleagues
  • Know how to become an ally with the LGBT community