Online Learning
Heading and Concussions

Heads Up: Concussion in Sports Intro Course

To learn more about concussions take the FREE "Heads Up! Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches." This training will help you with a basic understanding of concussions. Simply go online and take the self-guided training. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school that you have completed this intro course offered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) and US Youth Soccer.

The United Soccer Coaches has launched Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer™, the first interactive online course developed to educate coaches on how to teach safer heading techniques for players ages 11-13. This 30-minute course is free and available to anyone and everyone interested in heading safety.


  • Discover 5 practical ways to decrease the risk of concussions in soccer
  • Learn key coaching points for proper heading technique and training drills
  • Understand the techniques for the correct practice of "attacking" and "defensive" headers
  • Explore a series of interactive videos for neck and core strengthening exercises
  • Increase player safety by understanding head impact sensor technology and how it can be used to validate and enforce proper heading technique
  • Receive an NSCAA Diploma awarded upon completion

Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer™

LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion
Posted Aug 15, 2017

United Soccer Coaches is offering an interactive online mini-course developed to help educate coaches about the inclusion and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. The 10-minute course titled ‘LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion’ is available now as a free public service including a Diploma upon completion.

The NSCAA’s LGBT and Allies Member Community developed the course in partnership with Athlete Ally, a national nonprofit organization that provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming and other resources to foster inclusive sports communities.

LGBT Diversity and Inclusion participants will:

  • Gain an overview of what LGBT means
  • Learn about working with LGBT players and colleagues
  • Know how to become an ally with the LGBT community
  • Be able to lead by example


LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion