What are the course dates?
January 26 – February 3, 2013
Where will the course take place?
Home Depot Center (HDC)
18400 Avalon Blvd Suite 400
Carson, Calif. 90746
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?
Full course payment is required at the time of online registration.
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 21. Housing requests received after January 11 will be accepted based on availability.
Where do residency candidates stay during the week?
Doubletree by Hilton - Carson
2 Civic Plaza Drive
Carson, Calif. 90745
Are single rooms available?
Candidates may request a single room. If available, an additional charge of $500 will be added to the housing fee. Please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department at 312-528-1219 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 December 28. No roommate requests will be accepted after this date.
When do I need to arrive on January 26?
Registration will take place at the lobby of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 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 course will end at approximately noon on February 3.
Which airport should I fly into?
Los Angeles International Airport (www.los-angeles-lax.com) - Approx. 10 Miles from the Carson Doubletree Hotel and the Home Depot Center
Long Beach Airport (www.longbeach.gov/airport/) - Approx. 10 Miles from the Carson Doubletree Hotel and the Home Depot Center
Is transportation provided?
Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation. Transportation will not be provided between the hotel, fields or airport. The Home Depot Center is approximately three (3) miles from the Doubletree Carson. 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 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 December 21. Any cancellations after January 18 or candidates who fail to attend, regardless of circumstance, will forfeit their entire course tuition.
How does grading work?
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 prior to 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.
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