US Youth Soccer University Launches 6 New Courses to Improve Education Pathways for Elite Players

January 4, 2024

US Youth Soccer, alongside etrainu, TrueSport and Stack Sports are excited to launch six new courses on the USYS University.

These courses include:

  • Being a Great Teammate
  • Setting Goals for Success
  • Developing Perseverance
  • Dealing with Performance Anxiety
  • Monetizing Your NIL Brand
  • Building Your NIL Brand

All six courses have been developed to help educate players, parents and coaches. Complementing the existing coaching and skill based structures that clubs have put in place with sophisticated education pathways will help improve long term player development.

Each course takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and focuses on equipping learners with actionable takeaways that they can use on the field and on the training ground.

Being a Great Teammate, Setting Goals for Success, Developing Perseverance and Dealing with Performance Anxiety are available for all learners on the USYS University through the freemium subscription.

Monetizing Your NIL Brand and Building Your NIL Brand are available for premium users on the USYS University. You can purchase a premium subscription within the University for $5 /year.

A summary of each course is provided below. For more details and to gain access to these courses, sign up to the USYS University here.

Being a Great Teammate

The TrueSport experts demonstrate how players can show great sportsmanship and be an integral part of their team both on and off the pitch in this course.

Setting Goals for Success

In this course, the TrueSport experts explore the value of goal setting, how to create effective goals, and how to create a day-to-day map of achieving them.

Developing Perseverance

This course from TrueSport will provide learners with insights to grasp these mental skills and apply practical strategies that help.

Dealing with Performance Anxiety

In this course, youth soccer players will confront this challenge head-on by unraveling strategies to manage pre-game jitters, maintain focus, and channel nervous energy into productive outcomes.

Monetizing Your NIL Brand

This course will focus on how sporting clubs, teams, leagues, associations, and companies can navigate the changes in how athletes receive compensation.

Building Your NIL Brand

Before student-athletes can start building their brand, they must first understand it. This course focuses on helping student-athletes establish and expand their personal brand.

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