2017 NSCAA Convention

What to Expect for your First Time at the NSCAA Convention

Billed as "The World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches and Administrators," each year the NSCAA Convention draws over 6,500 coaches from our 32,000-plus members, and more than 11,000 attendees over five days for live field demonstrations and lecture sessions, networking socials, coaching diplomas and more!

First-Time Attendee Guide

  • Please visit the About Page to learn more about the 2017 NSCAA Convention rates, registration deadlines, and everything that is included within the registration.
  • The Convention is a week full of events of varying types. It is important to pack for the events you are participating in, whether that includes educational sessions, meetings, and/or socials events.
    • Be sure to bring a pen and a notepad to take notes during the educational sessions.

The Housing/Transportation page will provide you with more information on the most affordable hotel rates within closest proximity to the Los Angeles Convention Center. You can find information on transportation discounts and rates on this page as well.

Please visit the Social Events page and Meal Functions page to learn more about some of the networking opportunities that are available to you during the 2017 NSCAA Convention.

Tips for Getting the Most out of the NSCAA Convention

  • Arrive early on Day 1 of the Convention to register and to get familiar with the Convention Center for easy navigation in between sessions. You can usually expect a line at registration on the first day, so plan on arriving AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to the start of the Convention.
  • Attend the First-Time Attendees' Rookie Experience Information Session.
    • More information to come.
    • No additional registration required!
  • Plan ahead. Create a customized schedule to fit YOUR educational needs. (This feature will be available at the beginning of December.)
  • Download the NSCAA App for easy access to the Convention website and other NSCAA features.
  • Follow the NSCAA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use the official 2017 Convention hashtag (#NSCAAla) to get updates and to see what's going on throughout the weekend.
  • Be sure to check out the Digital Signage located throughout the Convention Center and Headquarter Hotel for schedule changes and updates.
  • NETWORK! The NSCAA Convention is the largest coaches gathering in the world, take advantage of it and meet other coaches from around the country and from around the world. (Tip: Always carry business cards with you; you never know who you'll bump into at Convention. More networking tips….)

The 2017 NSCAA Convention Schedule

  • Please visit the 2017 NSCAA Convention Schedule for a detailed schedule of every event taking place at the Convention. (Make sure to check back frequently as the schedule is ever changing.)
  • Create a customized schedule specific to YOUR educational needs. (This feature will be available at the beginning of December.)

Meal Functions

The NSCAA hosts multiple meal functions throughout the Convention for attendees to attend: (additional tickets required)

  • NSCAA Awards Banquet
  • NSCAA All-America Luncheon
  • College Coaches Awards Reception
  • High School Coaches' Breakfast
  • Coaches of Women's Soccer Breakfast

Please visit the Meal Functions page for more information on dates, ticket prices, and locations.

Diploma Offerings and Certificates

The NSCAA offers several different diploma offerings and certificates such as:

  • Special Topics Diploma: Building Your Team Culture
  • Special Topics Diploma: Technical Development of the Competitive Playerr />
  • Special Topics Diploma: Managing Your Career
  • Special Topics Diploma: Managing Your Career
  • Special Topics Diploma: Maximizing Player Performance Using Technology and Science
  • Special Topics Diploma: Futsal Level 1
  • Special Topics Diploma: The Insider Series: The _____ Way
  • Special Topics Diploma: Small Sided Games
  • NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate
  • NSCAA Level 2 Diploma (Sunday ONLY)
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma (Sunday ONLY)

Please visit the Diplomas and Certificates page for more information on each offering.


For the second year at Convention, the NSCAA is offering an opportunity for Convention attendees that are looking for jobs in the Soccer World called NOW HIRING.

  • This is a 3-in-1 event consisting of a Coaching Job Fair, a Soccer Industry Fair, and a Job Board.
  • Please check back frequently as more information will be posted soon