NSCAA Looks West to Expand
The New Mexico Youth Soccer Association (NMYSA) and the NSCAA have teamed up to provide comprehensive coaching education that would impact more than 23,000 players, coaches and administrators.
Among the many successful programs, the NMYSA is proud of its Olympic Development Program. The NMYSA had nine players selected to the All-Tournament team in January during the Region IV Championship.
Additionally, former NMYSA product Devon Sandoval has signed a contract with MLS club Real Salt Lake.
The NMYSA and NSCAA will work together to groom highly-trained coaches by equipping them with the tools they need to develop the game in the land of enchantment. NMYSA will offer its members NSCAA courses ranging from Level 1 through 6, Special Topics, Goalkeeping Level 1 through 3 and High School diplomas.
NMYSA coaches can also benefit from other NSCAA educational resources such as the Online Resource Library. This database is full of training sessions and articles (similar to the one NMYSA has provided below) coaches can use with their teams.
Zonal Defending Session
“Educating our youth coaches in the most advanced ways and with the most current methods has been the utmost priority within the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association,” Joshua Groves, NMYSA Technical Director, said. “We are excited to partner with the NSCAA to enhance our current course offerings and to give our youth coaches yet another source of quality teachings that will only benefit the youth soccer players in New Mexico."
About New Mexico Youth Soccer Association
The New Mexico Youth Soccer Association is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit corporation and National Youth State Association of the United States Soccer Federation. As members of US Youth Soccer, we represent, govern and serve 18 member leagues and their 45 club affiliates. We have almost 24,000 registered players, coaches and administrators in a service area that extends throughout New Mexico and into west Texas, southern Colorado and eastern Arizona for certain programs. We provide rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for boys and girls 5-19 years old. For more information regarding the programs offered by NMYSA please visit www.nmysa.net.
About the NSCAA
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, KS, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.
The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.
For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit NSCAA.com.