What are the course dates?
January 5-13, 2013
How do I become a CoachesNet member?
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.
Am I required to submit anything with my application?
During the online registration process candidates will be asked to submit a personal photo, coaching and playing background and payment information. Coaches will also be asked to provide proof of their coaching license.
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 December 7. Housing requests received after December 21 will be accepted based on availability.
Are single rooms available?
Single rooms are not available. Please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department at 312-528-1219 with any questions.
When do I need to arrive on January 5?
Registration will take place at the IMG Soccer Office from 12:00 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 will be issued.
When does the course end?
The final session will end at approximately noon on January 13.
Which airport should I fly into?
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (www.srq-airport.com) – 7 miles from IMG
Tampa International Airport (www.tampaairport.com) - 50 miles from IMG
You are responsible for providing your own transportation to/from IMG.
Is transportation provided?
Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation. Transportation will not be provided between the hotel, fields or airport. A list of confirmed candidates will be provided prior to the course for candidates who would like to arrange a carpool.
What is a typical day like?
A typical day will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Some days will include an evening lecture or field session. Schedules will be provided at registration.
What are the expectations?
We strongly recommend that 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?
Candidates are required to complete a FIFA Laws Exam prior to arriving. Additional pre-course assignment details will be included in the confirmation email.
Is gear provided?
Candidates are required to provide their own training gear.
Will a trainer be available during 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 December 7. Any cancellations after December 21 or candidates who fail to attend, regardless of circumstance, will forfeit their entire course tuition.
How am I graded during the week?
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.
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.