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Course Information

What are the course dates?
May 31 – June 8, 2014

Where will the course take place?
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416
http://www.pugetsound.edu/

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: $1,150
U.S. Soccer Coaching School course fee includes tuition, all course materials, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The course fee does not include housing, ground transportation, airfare, or activities outside of the standard course schedule.

Residency (optional): $650
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 May 2. Housing requests received after May 16 will only be accepted based on availability.

Where do residents stay during the week?
University of Puget Sound Dormitories
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416
http://www.pugetsound.edu/

Are single rooms available? 
A limited number of single rooms may be available. If available, an additional charge will be added to the course fee. Please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department at spatton@ussoccer.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 spatton@ussoccer.org by May 2.  Roommate requests will not be accepted after this date and changes will not be made onsite.

When do I need to arrive?
Registration will take place on May 31 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The University of Puget Sound. Course Orientation and the first lecture begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. for all candidates. The specific location of this meeting will be provided at registration.

All sessions are mandatory for completion of the course. Any time missed for any reason must be made up at a future course.

Which airport should I fly into?
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/)

Is transportation provided? 
Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from The University of Puget Sound and throughout the course. All course sessions will be located on campus. The fields, dorms and classrooms are all within walking distance of each other.

A list of confirmed candidates will be provided prior to the course for candidates who would like to arrange a carpool to campus.

You may visit http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/visiting-puget-sound/transportation/ for additional information.

When does the course end?
The course will end by noon on June 8.

What is a typical day like?
A typical day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 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 their pre-course homework?
All candidates are required to complete pre-course assignments. The pre-course assignments will be emailed to confirmed candidates approximately three (3) weeks prior to the start of the course.

Can I film the sessions?
U.S. Soccer does not allow filming or recording of any classroom or field sessions.

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? 
Full tuition payment is required at the time of registration. A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will apply to any cancellation up to thirty (30) days prior to the course.  Any cancellations less than thirty (30) days prior to the course, regardless of circumstance, will forfeit 50% of their entire course tuition. Candidates who fail to attend for any reason will forfeit their entire course tuition.   

Course cancellations must be submitted via email to U.S. Soccer at spatton@ussoccer.org.
U.S. Soccer advises against finalizing travel arrangements until registration is confirmed. U.S. Soccer is not responsible for airline penalties or any other travel related costs.

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.  All retests will take place at the conclusion of the course. 

When will I receive my results?
Candidates will receive their results within six to eight weeks following the conclusion of the course.

Question can be directed to coaches@ussoccer.org.

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