What are the course dates?
April 14–22, 2012
Where will the course take place?
Premier Sports Complex
5985 Post Blvd.
Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 34211
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 are to pay in full upon confirmation with a credit or debit card.
Tuition - $900
U.S. Soccer Coaching School course fee ($900) includes tuition, all course materials, lunch and dinner. The course fee does not include housing, ground transportation, airfare, or activities outside of the standard course schedule.
Housing (optional) - $450
Candidates may select to add housing by choosing the residency option during the course registration process. Housing is based on double occupancy and includes breakfast. The fee for housing is $450. Candidates are randomly paired.
Where do residency candidates stay during the week?
Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch
6231 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, Fla. 34240
Are single rooms available?
Candidates may request a single room. If available, an additional charge of $455 will be added to the $1,350 course 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.
Can I request a roommate?
If you have a roommate request please email that request to email@example.com no later than March 23.
When do I need to arrive on April 14?
Registration will take place at the Holiday Inn from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The course opening and orientation begins promptly at 3:30 p.m.
Which airport should I fly into?
Sarasota / Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) – Approx. 8 miles from the Lakewood Ranch Area
Tampa International Airport (TPA) – Approx. 60 miles from the Lakewood Ranch Area
Is transportation provided?
Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation. Transportation will not be provided between the hotel, fields or airport. The Holiday Inn is approximately five (5) miles from the Premier Sports Complex. 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 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, April 22.
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 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 there pre-course homework?
“A” candidates are required to complete a written pre-course assignment. The assignment will be emailed to you approx. 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. “A” and “B” candidates are required to complete a FIFA Laws exam prior to arriving.
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?
Please be advised that the $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. A late cancellation fee of $450 plus deposit ($100) will be assessed to candidates who cancel less than three (3) weeks from the start of the course, regardless of circumstance. Any cancellations within seven (7) days from the start of the course or candidates who fail to attend, regardless of circumstance, will forfeit their entire course tuition.
How does grading work?
All 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.
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