Coaching Education

OSSCA is collecting resources for continuing coaching education. Please utilize the links below to explore these resources.

NSCAA Convention Sessions

NSCAA Convention Sessions @ ProLibraries   The 2012 NSCAA Convention Sessions are now available online.  Go to to view/download the session videos.



•Coaching Today is the National Federation of State High School Associations’ new online publication for high school coaches. It replaces the NFHS Coaches’ Quarterly, which was printed for members of the NFHS Coaches Association from 1996 to 2010.

•Features and department articles are updated monthly, with weekly updates of current news, coaching tips and much more.

•Articles are welcomed and solicited from coaches of all NFHS sanctioned sports. Currently, we have a high need for "sport-specific" articles along with other feature pieces. Additional guidelines for writers are contained in the Writer’s Guidelines area of this site.

•There is an "Archive" section of articles which houses articles from Spring, 2010. Articles from "Coaches Quarterly" in editions prior to 2010 are currently being added.

•Access to the site is FREE (no membership required).



This site provides a "one stop shop" for coaches. Included at the site are:

•FREE access and registration to the Learning Center

•Information and access to ALL online coaching courses (currently, nine sport-specific courses)

•Access to free online courses (currently, "Concussions in Sports", "The Role of Parents", and "Sportsmanship" with more free courses to come)

•Opportunity for coaches to become nationally certified through NFHS "Accredited Interscholastic Coach" certification program

•Ability to receive college credits and CEUS for online coursework

•Free access to "Locker Room" link which includes helpful links, articles and downloads for coaches

Ohio Soccer Weekly with Jerry Snodgrass

Link to 2011 newsletters:

OHSAA Assistant Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass will provide a weekly soccer notebook featuring FAQs and other points of emphasis. 

U.S. Soccer Curriculum

Link: US_Soccer_Guide_to_Coaching.pdf

Topics include: Style and Principles of Play, Concepts and Coaching Guidelines, Age Group Organization, Planning and Training

Director: Claudio Reyna
Author: Dr. Javier Perez

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