SOL of the Cities Futsal League, TC SOL Futsal, and The Karen Football Association are excited to host the Urban Soccer Diploma Coaching Course. In partnership with United Soccer Coaches, and the support of our sponsors, we look forward to providing you with an exceptional coaching clinic at Como Park High School in St. Paul.


The Urban Soccer Diploma was conceived out of the need to reach coaches that were not being served by the typical coach education pathways. These coaches work for community-based soccer organizations that serve low-resourced communities, and often either do not charge a fee to participate, or charge players a nominal fee. This can also mean that they do not have access to high-quality playing facilities or the means to afford typical league fees and new equipment from season to season. This course is offered to all coaches and speaks directly to the challenges that urban- or community-based organizations face and helps them use the tools at their disposal to run quality, youth-development-focused training sessions.


The Urban Soccer Diploma will be offered at the conclusion of the 2022 SOL of the Cities Futsal League and the start of MLS All Star week in St. Paul. Join us Saturday August 6th from 9am - 2pm, at Como Park High School for a day of learning and collaboration.

Thank you for your interest in the Urban Soccer Diploma, presented by Major League Soccer, the United Soccer Coaches, and Minnesota United FC. Below is a description of the sessions and what you will receive by attending the clinic. This "Special Topics" Diploma is youth development focused and aims to provide tools to coaches working in non-traditional soccer settings.  


Diploma sessions include:

  • Understanding the Youth We Serve
  • Designing and Implementing Lessons in an Urban Setting
  • Best Practices in Youth Development
  • Field Training Sessions

Diploma participants will receive:

  • United Soccer Coaches recognized Special Topics Diploma
  • Lunch and Networking Time
  • Access to Diploma Sessions from top-level presenters
  • Access to United Soccer Coaches' online resources
  • Participant gift


Urban Soccer Diploma Cost: $65

Please reach out to Mario Wimberly at with any questions.

Register for the Urban Soccer Diploma Clinic

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