United Soccer Coaches


Thanyapura –  Exclusive partner in Asia for United Soccer Coaches 


The early registration base price is 29,000 THB which includes set meals and accommodation at Thanyapura. There are a limited number of non-resident/commuter places available for 22,800 THB, (no meals/accommodation included).

The overall objective of the National Diploma is to acquaint the coach with the technical and tactical needs of soccer players and provide an organized and progressive methodology of coaching those needs. Technical and tactical knowledge is the central theme of the course in a 7v7 model. The course includes sessions on the teaching process, psychological skills training and Laws of the Game.


Minimum 40 hours of directed learning, 1-hour field assessment.




United Soccer Coaches Special Topics Diploma, AFC Introductory/Grassroots Certificate, English FA Level 1.
(Please email football@thanyapura.com with any questions on eligibility.)


Must be at least 18 years old to attend, coaches are expected to ideally play within training sessions.

For all course specific questions please email football@thanyapura.com


All course participants, including commuters, should arrive prior to 1.00pm on the first day of the course. Check-in will be at The View meeting room. Candidates should plan departure from the faciity no earlier than 12.00 pm on the last day of the course.


Transportation to and from Thanyapura is the responsibility of each candidate. Taxis are available at the airport, Grab Taxi services can also be used, or airport transfers can be arranged ahead of time when registering for the course. Phuket International Airport is located approximately 11km from the facility.

Candidates are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to Thanyapura and for return transportation to the airport upon departure.

This course requires a minimum of 14 participants to go ahead.

Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive email confirmation from the United Soccer Coaches representative at Thanyapura that the course will go ahead as planned.


There are no assignments due prior to the start of the National Diploma.


Resident candidates are provided meals in the Divine Restaurant at Thanyapura as a part of the registration fee. Meal service begins with dinner on the arrival day and ends with breakfast on the departure day. Food-service hours for the academy will be announced at the first meeting. Cost of any additional meals, en route to and from Thanyapura, is the responsibility of each candidate.


Academy lodging will be at the Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort Hotel, located within walking distance of all campus facilities. Rooms will be reserved for all candidates, prior to the course, by United Soccer Coaches based on double occupancy. Requests for roommates will be honoured, if possible, but must be requested at least 30 days before the start of each course.

Candidates who prefer a solo occupancy room may do so at an additional cost.
The United Soccer Coaches Academy fee covers the cost of six nights lodging. Candidates arriving prior to the course starting date and departing after the course finishing date are responsible for the cost of additional nights lodging and should make their own arrangements. Additional nights can be booked at a special promotional rate if booked in advance, subject to availability.

Thanyapura sports hotel is an award winning 4-star facility with all general hotel amenities – for more information, please visit www.thanyapura.com/hotel/


The weather in the Phuket area during April is usually warm to hot, and being a tropical island, showers are possible, although this is well before the main rainy season begins. We recommend being prepared for all conditions and strongly suggest sunscreen and caps. Among other personal items, you should bring a polo/golf shirt, shin guards, a notebook with paper, pens and pencils, practice gear, training suit, rain suit, soccer shoes and flats.


United Soccer Coaches reminds course candidates that they must have their own insurance coverage. United Soccer Coaches and Thanyapura will not be responsible for medical payment for injuries which occur as a result of participation in the course. United Soccer Coaches also reminds all course candidates to wear shin guards for practical sessions. Coaches participating in practical sessions without wearing shin guards do so at their own risk.

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
120/1 Moo 7 Thepkasattri Road
Thepkasattri, Thalang
Phuket 83110

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