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“A” Renewal Course Information

What are the course dates?
September 21-25, 2014

Where will the course take place?
FC Dallas – Toyota Stadium
9200 World Cup Way
Frisco, TX 75034
http://www.fcdallas.com/stadium

Comfort Suites: Frisco Square
9700 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 668-9700

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 September 1. Residency requests received after September 7 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 312-528-1214 with any questions.

What if I have a roommate request?
If you have a roommate request please email that request to drussell@ussoccer.org by September 1.  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 September 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 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?
Dallas Fort Worth – DFW (http://www.dfwairport.com/) – 28 miles from Comfort Suites

Is transportation provided? 
Candidates are responsible for providing their own transportation. Transportation will not be provided between the hotel, fields or airport. Currently all course events are within walking distance of the hotel. A roster will be provided for candidates that wish 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 upon arrival.  

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

Will a trainer be available during 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 drussell@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 drussell@ussoccer.org.

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