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Coach-Mentor Training

Coaches are influential figures in children’s lives. We train coaches to serve as mentors and create positive connections with youth. The result? A safe and inclusive youth sports experience for everyone.

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    “What’s great about the training is that it teaches coaches how to interact with their players with empathy and understanding.”


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Free, Online Training


  • For individuals serving as coaches in any sport
  • Certificate of completion
  • Designed with intentional social-emotional learning components in partnership with National University’s Inspire program
  • Access to the Coach-Mentor Training Resource Hub that includes supplemental resources that work with the training module


Register for free training

In-Person, Interactive Training


  • For youth-serving organizations to train up to 40 coaches at once
  • Highly interactive and engaging two-hour training in a classroom setting
  • Certificate of completion for all coaches
  • Access to the Coach-Mentor Training Resource Hub that includes additional resources to support your mentorship skills in coaching
  • The U.S. Soccer Foundation Coach-Mentor team can work with you to customize the training as needed
  • Training valued at $5,000 – grant in-kind opportunities available


Inquire about an in-person training

Jameer's Story

After experiencing a personal loss, Jameer found an outlet for grief through soccer with the help of his family and Coach-Mentor Jason.

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Coach Jason holding Jameer's shoulder


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The U.S. Soccer Foundation is an affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and an official Technical Assistance Provider of the National Mentoring Resource Center, a project of MENTOR and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Current coach-mentors, please login to the Resource Hub here.