March 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
American Youth Soccer Organization’s Coach Education Program Achieves Second Re-Accreditation through NCACE
The American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) Coach Education Program was recently re-accredited by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). AYSO’s accreditation is valid through 2024. AYSO is one of only 25, and the only youth soccer program, NCACE accredited programs in the United States, and the first coach education program to receive a second re-accreditation representing its commitment to quality coach education.
Through the accreditation process, the American Youth Soccer Organization has demonstrated itself as a leader in the United States in the preparation of youth soccer coaching curriculum. The NCACE accreditation process ensures that the AYSO's Coach Education Program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by the National Standards for Sport Coaches. It is clear that AYSO is committed to providing youth soccer coaches with quality coaching practices based on the latest research and practices in the field. NCACE thanks AYSO for its continued commitment to excellence in coach education, ultimately ensuring a positive, safe and rewarding sport experience for our nation’s youth soccer athletes.
National Executive Director, Mike Hoyer stated, “AYSO has always focused our efforts for the benefit of the youth player. The NCACE re-accreditation of our coaching curriculum is a humbling acknowledgement. We will continue to strive for excellence in coach education and curriculum with NCACE setting the benchmarks. This is the long standing commitment we have made in our Organization’s vision to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.”
About American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)
Established in 1964, a national non-profit organization that develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies: Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development. Today, AYSO has 50,000 teams, over 100,000 volunteers, and nearly 500,000 players. It also employs 50 people at the AYSO National Office in Torrance, California. For more information, visit www.AYSO.org.
The National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) is the premiere authority on coaching education in the United States. Operating as a program of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), NCACE offers accreditation and national recognition to sport organizations and institutions responsible for the preparation of coaches at any and all levels of sport. Our rigorous review process ensures alignment with SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches, and that coaches are trained to effectively meet the unique developmental needs of every athlete. Through forward-thinking leadership and our team of expert reviewers, NCACE is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality, empirically-based guidance for the creation, implementation and evaluation of coaching education programs. For more information, visit https://www.uscoachexcellence.org/ncace-info.
About the USCCE
The mission of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) is to elevate and enhance the professions of sport coaching, coach education and coach development across all sport contexts in the United States. The USCCE accomplishes its mission is through improving coaching systems on two fronts. First, the USCCE offers guided program development to help organizations continually expand sport coaches’ professional, interpersonal, and intrapersonal knowledge. Second, the USCCE seeks to elevate the quality of coaching practices through systematic and evidence-based program review and the accreditation of coach education and development programs through NCACE. For more information, visit http://www.uscoachexcellence.org/.