One thought on “RSD short: Funny stories from youth soccer, then less funny news on USSF and NASL

  1. Great stuff…as always. Love your work.

    One thing on the USSF Ed and United Soccer Coaches equivalencies that you probably know: USSF did away with back in 2014 (if memory serves me correctly). I don’t know that it was arrogance, or more so practicality, in that the U.S. had, in essence, two educational pathways — with one not FIFA-recognized.

    Back then, I remember being told that the smart thing to do was to do then-NSCAA courses up to the Premier Diploma, which was the easiest (and cheapest) way to get into the A course.

    As far as I know, USSF has also somewhat sewn up the foreign equivalencies too. I believe UEFA B licence holders now have to start at USSF B (someone correct me if I am wrong). I recall when going to get a UEFA B through a European FA was considered another quick way to bypass the long USSF pathway.

    In any case, USC (sorry!) has pivoted well; it hosts USSF courses, and I recommend its catalog to everybody.

    Now, I think USC could be a valuable resource, but I admit to being biased. I am a USC member and think very highly of Barker.


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