Case Study United Soccer Coaches
Ian Barker - Director of Coaching Education
United Soccer Coaches
United Soccer Coaches is an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941.
It is the largest soccer coaches organization in the world, with more than 30,000 members.
It offers training courses for both beginning and experienced coaches and a wide range of award programs.
United Soccer Coaches provides National, Advanced National, Premier, and National Youth Diploma courses for soccer coaches.
During lockdown and travel restrictions coaches were unable to travel or attend courses.
Ian Barker, Director of Coaching Education, and his team made use of the iSportsAnalysis learning management system to provide their National, Advanced National, Premier, and National Youth Diploma courses to coaches online.
These courses were attended remotely by coaches from all over the world.
United Soccer Coaches were able to host their courses on iSportsAnalysis and train hundreds of coaches from all over the world without them having to travel.
As part of their training course attendees were asked to analyse different aspects of football (soccer) games.
The games were hosted on iSportsAnalysis and each course attendee was able to individually analyze games using the iSportsAnalysis Sports Performance Analysis services.
Staff coaches were able to sign into iSportsAnalysis, review and assess each course attendee’s analysis, and they were able to communicate privately online.
This process has made Sports Performance Analysis available to coaches who would otherwise have to spend thousands of dollars on software.
The ability to communicate with course attendees online has made training coaches much more efficient and effective. It has also saved United Soccer Coaches and the course attendees travel expenses etc.
United Soccer Coaches uploaded their course videos and course related documents (PDFs, PowerPoints etc.) to the iSportsAnalysis learning management system.
Course attendees were uploaded and assigned to their relevant courses where they had access to their course videos and documents.
Course attendees also had access to the iSportsAnalysis Sports Performance Analysis services which enabled them to analyze games that were part of their course.
Each course attendees analysis was unique to them and was only viewable by themselves and Staff Coaches.
This made the analysis private, it also made the communication between the course attendee and staff coach private.
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