Skip to Main Content

The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

From the Desk of . . .


From the Desk of...

The Coaching Education & Player Development Department
Holistic Approach to Coaching in an Effort to Shift the Culture of Soccer in North Carolina

Looking Back:

TOPSoccer News!
USYS is now offering Spanish-language Education modules for TOPSoccer
This was developed as part of the USYS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts.
The TOPSoccer modules available in Spanish are the Coaching Certification Course and the TOPS Buddy Course. 
If your association would like to take advantage of these modules being offered, please reach out to Keri Jones

LOOKING Forward:

The 2022 NC ODP January Subregional Events are January 8 & 9, 2022.
We are looking forward to hosting our NC ODP families as well as teams from GA, VA and WV in Raleigh & Charlotte!
Age group training will resume on January 23rd for all players currently registered for NC ODP.
Please visit the NC ODP website for more details and the tentative 2021-22 NC ODP Calendar.

on the field:

The NCYSA Coaching Education Department has numerous licensing opportunities for all levels scheduled through-out NC starting in 2022. 
 For more information, to register or to view course offerings, please visit the US Soccer Learning Center or email Bill Furjanic.

off the field:

The 2022 NCYSA Annual General Meeting and Symposium is this month!
Check out the line up of guest speakers, webinars and important meeting dates not to miss!
For more information and to register for presentations, visit the NCYSA website here.
We'll see you in Kansas City!!
United Soccer Coaches Convention -- January 19 - 23, 2022
For more information or to register today, visit their website here.

food for thought:

Just like on the soccer field, we can do more when we work together to help develop the teams and sport we love.
Many people don’t know that U.S. Soccer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Help U.S. Soccer change lives, develop a sport, and inspire a nation by donating to the U.S. Soccer Development Fund in support of their transformational programs bringing together our diverse soccer community.
Together, we can invest in the future through platforms like U.S. Soccer’s newly launched One Nation Fund, dedicated to delivering soccer programs, community activities, and national conversations that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) or work to inspire and empower girls and young women off the field, through the rising SheBelieves movement, including more than a dozen programs dedicated to building confidence, community, and career readiness or create ground-breaking change at the grassroots level through U.S. Soccer’s Innovate to Grow Fund, the Federation’s grant program providing more than $2.5 million in annual funding for unique programs designed to drive participation and support new players, coaches and referees in communities across America.

On the horizon:

Recreation and Youth Academy Directors: get a jumpstart on your Spring calendar!
Schedule NCYSA to come out and be a part of your Pre-season Coaches Meeting or schedule a FREE Coach for Community course!
The Coach for Community course is a great resource for programs to use as an introduction for their coaches to Coaching Education.
For more information, please visit our website here or email Jamie McLeod (Recreation) or John Trice (Youth Academy).

   "The most important thing is to try and inspire people so they can be great in whatever they want to do. " - Kobe Bryant