Tennessee Soccer Club ECNL Director Dean Blain recently earned his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A License. Blain, who worked countless hours toward earning his A License, becomes the seventh Tennessee Soccer Club coach to achieve this status.
“I’m thrilled to have earned my A,” said Blain. “I really enjoyed the entire process, and it was tough! We were constantly performing analysis of ourselves, our peer candidates and various club models across the country.”
The course consists of extensive on the field sessions and classroom lectures and presentations over the course of six months or more. During the process, Blain went on three seperate five-day trips to Casa Grande, AZ along with other candidates from around the country. “I was working alongside some of the top soccer coaches and instructors in the country,” said Blain. “Going through a process like this provides you with a wealth of knowledge that you couldn’t otherwise receive.”
Blain becomes the seventh Tennessee Soccer Club coach to earn his USSF A, joining Executive Director Stuart Brown, Director of Soccer and Coaching Education Graham Whitehouse, U15-U19 Boys Director Sandy Pollock, U12-U14 Boys Director Josh Severns, and Staff Coaches Dave Costa and Kevin O’Brien.
About Tennessee Soccer Club
Tennessee Soccer Club is the premier youth soccer club of the Greater Nashville, TN area with over 3,000 players participating in recreational and competitive soccer across three locations; TSC Murfreesboro, TSC Nashville and TSC Williamson. The club competes locally, regionally, and nationally in leagues such as the Tennessee Youth Soccer League, US Club Soccer National Premier League, USYSA’s National League and Southern Region Premier League, and the Elite Clubs National League. TSC has won multiple state and national championships in recent years through competition in these leagues. TSC’s Mission is “to promote a love for soccer by developing excellence in the game for our players and coaches to positively impact our member families and communities.”