What are the course dates?
“B” license course; November 3-11, 2012
Where will the course take place?
Holiday Inn and Suites Sawgrass Mills
3003 North University Drive
How do I become a CoachesNet member to ensure early registration?
Coaches should visit http://www.ussoccer.com/Coaches/CoachesNet/Register-Here.aspx
At the time of booking, active members of CoachesNet will receive a $25 discount.
How is registration handled?
Eligible coaches are required to register online at the U.S. Soccer website: http://www.ussoccer.com/Coaches/National-Coaching-Schools/National-Course-Schedule.aspx
Confirmed candidates will be notified via e-mail with additional course details. Candidates should secure travel only after receiving written confirmation from U.S. Soccer.
How is payment handled?
Coaches pay in full upon confirmation with a credit or debit card.
Tuition - $1,050
U.S. Soccer Coaching School course fee includes tuition, all course materials, and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the course. The course fee does not include housing, ground transportation, airfare, or activities outside of the standard course schedule.
Housing (optional) - $500
Candidates may select to add housing by choosing the residency option during the course registration process. Housing is based on double occupancy. An additional $100 fee will be added to all housing requests received after October 5. Housing requests received after October 19 will be accepted based on availability.
Where do residency candidates stay during the week?
Holiday Inn and Suites Ft. Lauderdale
3003 North University Drive
Are single rooms available?
Candidates may request a single room. If available, an additional charge of $500 will be added to the course fee. Please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department at 312-528-1219 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have received your course confirmation to make these arrangements.
What if I have a roommate request?
If you have a roommate request please email that request to email@example.com by October 5. No roommate requests will be accepted after this date.
Is internet available?
The Holiday Inn and Suites Sawgrass Mills offers complimentary Internet Access.
When do I need to arrive on November 3?
Registration will take place on November 3 at the Holiday Inn from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The course begins at 3:30 p.m. Candidates who arrive after the start of the course will be responsible for making up any missed sessions at a future course before a final course grade is issued.
Which airport should I fly into?
Sunrise is centrally located between the three major South Florida airports We suggest making airline reservations into one of the following airports:
- Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport (FLL) – 15 miles to the Holiday Inn
- Miami Int'l Airport (MIA) – 35 miles to the Holiday Inn
- Palm Beach Int'l Airport (PBI) – 47 miles to the Holiday Inn
Is transportation provided?
Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation. A list of confirmed candidates will be provided prior to the course for candidates to arrange a carpool.
When does the course end?
The course will end at approximately noon on Sunday, Nov. 11.
What is a typical day like?
A typical day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Some days will include an evening lecture or field session. A daily schedule will be provided at registration.
What are the expectations?
We strongly recommend candidates come in good, physical condition to meet the demands of the course. Candidates will spend approximately three to five hours on the field each day.
Is their pre-course homework?
“B” candidates are required to complete a FIFA Laws exam prior to arriving and will be collected by the course instructor during orientation.
How many coaching candidates are accepted per course?
A typically class size is approximately 36 candidates.
Is gear provided?
Candidates are required to provide their own training gear.
Will a trainer be available during the field sessions?
A trainer will be present at all field sessions to provide ice, tape, water and general coverage.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
A cancellation fee of $300 will apply to ALL course cancellations. An additional late cancellation fee of $500 will be assessed to candidates who cancel after October 5. Any cancellations after October 26 or candidates who fail to attend, regardless of circumstance, will forfeit their entire course tuition.
How does grading work?
“B” candidates undergo a challenging series of written, oral and practical examinations on a variety of subjects. Candidates are graded on a scale of 1 (high) to 5 (fail), and must receive passing scores in all test areas in order to become licensed. A single failing score in a theoretical subject qualifies for a retest in that subject. All retests will take place at the conclusion of the course. A single failing score in either of the methodology subjects will result in a failing grade for the course with no retesting.
When will I receive my results?
Candidates will receive their results from the national office within four to six weeks following the conclusion of the course.
Question can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org