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“A” Renewal Course Information

What are the course dates?
August 1-5, 2014

Where will the course take place?
Boston Breakers – Harvard Stadium
65 N. Harvard St.
Allston, MA 02134
www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/stadium

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive 
Cambridge, MA  02139
www.marriott.com/boscy

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 pay in full upon confirmation with a credit or debit card.  

Tuition: $950
U.S. Soccer Coaching School course fee includes tuition, course materials, and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The course fee does not include residency, ground transportation, airfare, or activities outside of the standard course schedule.

Residency (optional): $425
Candidates may select to add residency by choosing the residency option during the course registration process. Residency is based on double occupancy. An additional $100 fee will be added to all residency requests received after July 3. Residency requests received after July 11 will only be accepted based on availability.

Are single rooms available? 
Single rooms are available for an additional fee. If you are interested in purchasing a single room, please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department at spatton@ussoccer.org.

What if I have a roommate request?
If you have a roommate request please email that request to spatton@ussoccer.org by July 3.  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 August 1 from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. The course will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. The location of registration will be announced in the final course email.

Candidates who arrive after the start of the course or miss any sessions during the course, regardless of circumstance, will be responsible for making up any missed time at a future course before a final course grade is issued.

Which airport should I fly into?
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) – located approximately 7 miles from the hotel
http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/

Is transportation provided? 
Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation throughout the course. 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?
The renewal course consists of mostly of observation and lecture. It is recommended that some training gear be brought in the event that an interactive field session takes place.

Is there pre-course homework?
Candidates will be required to complete a pre-course assignment. All pre-course work must be completed prior to arrival and turned in to instructors at the opening lecture.

Is gear provided?
Candidates are required to provide their own training gear.

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.

When will I receive my results?
Candidates will receive their results and “A” Renewal information from the national office within four to six weeks following the conclusion of the course.

Questions can be directed to spatton@ussoccer.org.

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