Frequently asked questions
Where do soccer coaches get certified?
Certification can greatly advance a soccer coaching career. The U.S. Soccer Federation is recognized by FIFA as soccer's governing body in the U.S. This is the most common certification program for coaches looking to work at the professional team level. For beginner coaches, it may be useful to start with courses at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a soccer coach?
If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a soccer coach, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.
What is different about coaching different age groups as a soccer coach?
Coaching young children requires more patience and strong communication skills. At this level, soccer coaches teach basic fitness and technique using play. There is a greater level of skill and discipline involved for older youth, but there is still some flexibility to allow the players to learn at their own pace. To coach at a competitive college or professional level, advanced skills and education are required by both the coach and the players.