U.S. Soccer has announced the next application window for Academy Director and A-Youth coaching courses at Compass Minerals National Performance Center in Kansas City, KS:

  • Academy Director and A-Youth: Thursday, May 19, 2022 (12:00 p.m. CT) to Monday, June 6, 2022 (12:00 p.m. CT)

The Academy Director and A-Youth courses follow the traditional youth soccer calendar, wherein the courses operate from August 2022 to June 2023. Each license level will consist of a combination of virtual learning and in-person meetings. There are four in-person meetings planned for the Academy Director and three in-person meetings for the A-Youth, with each taking place over three to four-day periods.

“Over the past two course cycles, we have created greater collaboration opportunities between these important courses,” U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Didier Chambaron said. “For clubs to continue to find success, these key roles must work in partnership.”

Interested applicants should review the course description below and allow enough time to complete the necessary steps within the application. All applications must be submitted through U.S. Soccer’s Learning Center.

Academy Director
Meetings
Dates
Location
Meeting 1
Aug. 15-18
Kansas City, KS
Meeting 2
See A-Youth Dates
Kansas City, KS
Meeting 3
March 6-9; March 13-16, 2023
TBA
Meeting 4
See A-Youth Dates
Kansas City, KS
A-Youth
Meetings
Dates
Location
Meeting 1
Oct. 3-6
Kansas City, KS
Meeting 2
Feb. 6-9, 2023
Florida
Meeting 3
April 17-20, 2023
Kansas City, KS
A-Youth
Meetings
Dates
Locations
Meeting 1
Oct. 11-14
Kansas City, KS
Meeting 2
Feb. 13-16, 2023
Florida
Meeting 3
April 24-27
Kansas City, KS
A-Youth
Meetings
Dates
Locations
Meeting 1
Oct. 17-20
Kansas City, KS
Meeting 2
Feb. 6-9, 2023
Phoenix, AZ
Meeting 3
May 1-4
Kansas City, KS
A-Youth
Meetings
Locations
Dates
Meeting 1
Oct. 24-27
Kansas City, KS
Meeting 2
Feb. 13-16, 2023
Dallas, TX
Meeting 3
May 8-11, 2023
Kansas City, KS

Participants at U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a FIFA national association member, and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.

2022-23 Academy Director and A-Youth Timeline

  • Application Window: May 19-June 6
  • Virtual Start: August 15
  • In-Person Meetings: See chart
  • Course Ends: June 2023

U.S. Soccer is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all student coaches, educators, players, and staff. Applicants that are selected for these courses will be expected to adhere to policies set forth by U.S. Soccer Coaching Education.

More details about future courses will be announced later this year. For details on other U.S. Soccer Coaching Courses, please visit the Learning Center and review the information under Available Courses or check out the FAQ page.