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Global Sep 16, 2015

SAY Soccer, NSCAA announce renewed partnership

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via NSCAA) – The Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced a renewal of their partnership, which enhances the education and membership opportunities of both organizations.

Under the new agreement, SAY Soccer’s director of coaching Neil Bradford will instruct a co-branded Youth Development Certification course. Alongside this in-person course, SAY Soccer will also become a Tier 1 NSCAA Affiliate eLearning partner.

A Tier 1 NSCAA eLearning partnership provides coaches access to dozens of presentations and downloads. Coaches also receive an on-demand online course for beginner and intermediate coaches.

“SAY Soccer is thrilled to continue our long running partnership with the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization,” said Doug Wood, SAY’s national executive director. “The NSCAA serves members at every level of the game and provides our coaches with unparalleled education, inspiration, and leadership.”

SAY-affiliated coaches participating in the courses will have access to numerous NSCAA benefits, including an introductory NSCAA membership, access to the digital version of Soccer Journal, and other online resources.

The NSCAA will continue to be the Preferred Coaching Education Provider of SAY and current SAY members will have the opportunity to sign up for full NSCAA memberships at a discounted rate.

SAY Soccer will have a major presence at NSCAA events, such as the NSCAA Convention which will be in Baltimore, Md., in January 2016.

Both organizations hope that this agreement will continue the development of youth soccer programs in the United States and are looking forward to promoting each other into the future.

“We are pleased to once again partner with SAY‎ and appreciate their engagement in the Convention and support of our educational initiatives,” NSCAA CEO Lynn Berling-Manuel said.

The Soccer Association for Youth (SAY Soccer) was founded in 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio. SAY provides a wide array of services and support to their members including insurance, coaching and referee support, legal and administrative support, US Soccer Affiliation, publications for all members, an online store, and an opportunity for children to experience the game of soccer in a fun and safe environment.