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Coach Resources


The SoccerWire Podcast is a weekly podcast discussing the biggest youth, college and national team soccer stories in the United States.
Listen to guests from NBC Sports, US Soccer, NWSL and other top organizations in the American Soccer community discussing the latest happenings within the beautiful game.
Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Google Play Music!


Our very own Eric McAleer (MSYSA VP of Player Development and GM of WorldStrides Sports) is hosting a podcast series to give you the chance to listen to some of the most reputable names in world football discuss their experiences within the game.

Tune in to listen to Eric speak with notable professionals in British Football including current West Ham United Manager David Moyes, former Everton player James McFadden, former Premier League Manager Owen Coyle and many more.

Eric also collaborates with people in our own community including the University of Maryland Men's Soccer Coach Sasho Cirovski.

To access the entire series, visit

Register Here



Join United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education Ian Barker and United Soccer Coaches Education Content Coordinator Vince Ganzberg as they bring you “Match Day”, a free webinar series that covers a variety of topics. Tune in weekdays at Noon ET/12 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET 

You can view the current webinar schedule below.




Future of MLS in the Global US Soccer Landscape
Thursday, May 21 at 1 PM ET/12 PM ET

Tune in tomorrow, May 21 at 1 PM ET/12 PM CT to hear from MLS Vice President & Technical Director of Player Development Fred Lipka and United Soccer Coaches, Director of Coaching Education Ian Barker about the Future of MLS in the Global US Soccer Landscape.

  • Fred Lipka, MLS, Vice President & Technical Director, Player Development
  • Ian Barker, United Soccer Coaches, Director of Coaching Education

Supported by adidas and Kwik Goal







"SportsLab360 is our partner for Soccer IQ development for players, and the topic for May is Building out from the Back. 

SportsLab360 is an online program that empowers players and coaches to increase their Soccer IQ. As a coach, make assignments through the platform to supplement training themes. With promo code 'MARYLANDYOUTHX', you can receive 20% off of your individual, team, or club subscription.

Defensive Shifting Modules:

9V9  11V11

This module will teach you about how to build the ball out from the back. It will explain some common ways to setup off of a goal kick, but primarily will focus on some themes around building out. (5.5 minutes each)




The first 100 MSYSA registered coaches to sign-up get a FREE 1-year subscription ($56 value). There is no need to go through your club, we are accepting individual coach requests for the very first time!

How to get the Offer: 

  • Follow this link to the MSYSA/Sport Session License Request Form
  • Once form is submitted, MSYSA members will receive an email from Sport Session Planner after your request has been processed by the MSYSA office to begin using the tool
  • Please allow up to 5 business days to process your submission




Online Grassroots Courses: 

Despite Covid-19 impacting in-person coaching courses, you can still complete your grassroots certifications online!

Check out the 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 courses on the U.S. Soccer Digital Learning Center below!

4V4  7V7 

9V9  11V11