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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium To Be Held Oct. 11-12 Around U.S. Men’s National Team Match Against Colombia in Chester, Pa.

CHICAGO (Sept. 17, 2010) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department will conduct a Coaching Symposium Oct. 11-12 in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s National Team game against Colombia on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor Chris Brewer will lead the two-day event. The theme for the symposium will be “Creating a Professional Training Environment.”

On Oct.11, coaches will attend the closed-door U.S. MNT training session at PPL Park in advance of the team’s match the following evening. After practice, members of the MNT staff will address the group about the specifics of practice as well as the following day’s match.

On Oct. 12, former U.S. MNT Assistant Coach and current Philadelphia Union Assistant Coach and Youth Development Coordinator, John Hackworth, along with Brewer will address the group on the keys to player development. Additionally, coaches will get an up close and personal vantage point of pre-game warm-ups. The two-day symposium will conclude with post-game remarks from the MNT staff.

Cost for the symposium is $90 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $100 for non-members. Cost of registration includes a ticket to the match. Registration is open to all coaches. Space is limited and interested coaches are encouraged to register early.

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

Tentative Schedule

Monday, Oct. 11  
4–4:30 p.m. Symposium Registration
5–6 p.m. U.S. MNT Training
6–7 p.m. Post-Training Analysis
Tuesday, Oct. 12  
5:45–6:45 p.m. Lecture
6:45–7 p.m. Pre-Game Overview
7:15–7:45 p.m. U.S. MNT Training – Pre-Game Warmup
8 p.m. Kickoff
Post-Game Lecture – Post-Match Analysis
*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.