CHICAGO (April 23, 2010) â€“ U.S. Soccerâ€™s Coaching Education Department will conduct a Coaching Symposium on May 21-22, 2010 in conjunction with the U.S. Womenâ€™s National Teamâ€™s match against Germany in Cleveland, Ohio.
Presenting at the event will be U.S. Soccer Womenâ€™s National Staff Coach Mike Dickey.Â Dickey, who is currently the U.S. Under-15 Girlsâ€™ National Team head coach, has been a U.S. Soccer Womenâ€™s National Staff Coach since 2005 and has served as an Assistant Coach for many of the Womenâ€™s Youth National Teams.Â 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 â€œfuture youth playersâ€ while Turner will discuss the â€œselection of youth players.â€ 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 Womenâ€™s National Team yearbook, a Best Practices booklet and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet notebook. Registration is open to all coaches.
U.S. Soccer â€œAâ€ licensed coaches will earn two â€œContinuing Education Unitsâ€ for attending this symposium.
|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.â€“12 p.m.||Lecture - U.S. WNTÂ Assistant Coach|
|12-1 p.m.||Lecture - Mike Dickey (U.S. Womenâ€™s National Staff Coach)|
|1-2:30 p.m.||Lunch / Break - On Own|
|2:45â€“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)|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-528-1219.