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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium To Be Held On May 21-22 In Conjunction With U.S. WNT Match Against Germany In Cleveland, Ohio

CHICAGO (April 23, 2010) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department will conduct a Coaching Symposium on May 21-22, 2010 in conjunction with the U.S. Women’s National Team’s match against Germany in Cleveland, Ohio.

Presenting at the event will be U.S. Soccer Women’s National Staff Coach Mike Dickey.  Dickey, who is currently the U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team head coach, has been a U.S. Soccer Women’s National Staff Coach since 2005 and has served as an Assistant Coach for many of the Women’s Youth National Teams.  Additional presenters at the symposium will be U.S. WNT Fitness Coach Dawn Scott, and Ohio North Technical Director Tom Turner.

The two-day symposium will offer a variety of presenters and topics. Dickey will focus on “future youth players” while Turner will discuss the “selection of youth players.” In addition, attendees will learn about fitness preparation for senior level players and pre-game objectives for the two top-ranked teams in the world.

Cost for the symposium is $70 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $80 for non-members. Registration includes a ticket to the game and a game day parking pass. Cost of registration also includes a personalized symposium packet which contains a 2010 Women’s National Team yearbook, a Best Practices booklet and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet notebook. Registration is open to all coaches.

U.S. Soccer “A” licensed coaches will earn two “Continuing Education Units” for attending this symposium.

Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule
Friday, May 21
12-1:30 p.m. U.S. WNT Training (Cleveland Browns Stadium)
2-3:30 p.m. Lecture - Dawn Scott (U.S. WNT Fitness Coach)
7-8:30 p.m. Lecture - Germany Staff Coach (Pending Availability)
Saturday, May 22
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Lecture - U.S. WNT Assistant Coach
12-1 p.m. Lecture - Mike Dickey (U.S. Women’s National Staff Coach)
1-2:30 p.m. Lunch / Break - On Own
2:45–4:15 p.m. Lecture - Tom Turner (Ohio North Technical Director)
5-5:15 p.m. Lecture - U.S. WNT Assistant Coach and Mike Dickey
5:15-5:45 p.m. Warm-Up (On Field)
6 p.m. Kickoff
Post-Game Lecture - U.S. WNT Assistant Coach and Mike Dickey

* Schedule is subject to change*
Questions regarding the symposium schedule can be directed to Bryan Koch in the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at or 312-528-1219.