NSCAA and US Youth Soccer Join Forces

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and US Youth Soccer, two of the nation’s soccer leaders, are merging their respective annual gatherings for the first time in January 2013 to create the game’s most influential event of the year.  The combined convention will appeal to the entire soccer community as US Youth Soccer brings the annual US Youth Soccer Workshop to the NSCAA Convention. 

“We are excited to welcome the US Youth Soccer Workshop to the NSCAA Convention,” stated Joe Cummings, NSCAA CEO and Executive Director, “and look forward to growing and enhancing the Convention educational and networking opportunities for coaches, administrators and referees together. Bringing the US Youth Soccer Workshop to the NSCAA Convention is extremely beneficial to the membership of both organizations.”

Founded in 1941, the NSCAA’s mission is to help its members excel in their coaching careers as well as advance the coaching of soccer, thereby improving players, through a commitment to provide the best coaching education, convention and member services and benefits to the soccer community.

“To create the best, largest and most impactful opportunity for both of our respective members is our first priority,” said John Sutter, president of US Youth Soccer.  “The benefits of exposing a larger pool of coaches and administrators to our combined efforts, our shared missions and philosophies to our members, and to create the largest celebration of our sport is exciting to both US Youth Soccer and NSCAA.” 

US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the nation, was established in 1974 with the mission to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.

The 2013 NSCAA Convention will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis January 16-20, 2013. Find out more information about the Convention at www.NSCAA.com/convention.