NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

This photo features the delegates to the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma held in Hicksville, NY over the last two weekend's and shows the 40+ delegates and 4 staff which include myself, John Fitzgerald, coach of the US Merchant Marine Academy and Paul Marco Course Director and Head Coach at SUNY Binghamton.

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

The Advanced National Diploma course is a 9 versus 9 course focusing on;

  • Functional Training - Coaching players in their positional play...the areas of the field where they function.
  • Methods of Coaching - Various ways of coaching soccer, including Shadow Play, Phase Play, Pattern Play and Coaching In The Game.
  • Unit coaching - Training the backs, midfielders and forwards.
  • Systems of Play - How the coach can use various systems of play to enhance the teaching of different themes e.g. counter attacking using a 3- 4 - 1 fomation or high pressing using a 3-2-3 formation.

To attend or host an NSCAA course please contact the NSCAA head office at (816) 471-1941 or access their website at www.NSCAA.com).