Challenge FC coaches have, at minimum, Advanced coaching certifications through the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) National Coaching Program. The AYSO National Coaching Program is the only soccer coach education program in the U.S. that is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE.) The AYSO program has been reviewed in detail and has passed the very high standards of this important accrediting body.
The National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) promotes and facilitates coaching competence within all levels of amateur sport by overseeing and evaluating the quality of coaching education programs. In addition, NCACE endorses comprehensive standards for sport practitioners, including: volunteer, interscholastic, collegiate, and elite coaches. Through accreditation, NCACE provides leadership and guidance to coaching education providers, sport administrators, and the public regarding the knowledge, values, and skills of effective coaches.
Many of the Challenge FC coaches supplement their NCACE certifications with United States soccer Federation (USSF) licenses and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) certifications. Challenge FC coaches are encouraged to pursue continuing education on both a formal and informal basis.