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Registration Now Open for 2013 U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Workshop to Italy

  • Registration Now Open for 2013 U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Workshop to Italy
  •  Workshop Includes Visits to AS Roma, Fiorentina, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Lazio
  • "A" License Coaches Earn Eight Continuing Education Credits

CHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2012) - Registration is now open for the 2013 U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Workshop. In an effort to continue providing unique coaching opportunities to its membership, U.S. Soccer presents the 2013 CoachesNet Educational Workshop, which will take place March 15-22 in Italy.

Since its inception in March 2009, more than 200 coaches have traveled internationally with CoachesNet to Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. In 2013, the Educational Workshop will be held in the cities of Florence, Milan, and Rome, Italy.

During the trip to the home of the four-time FIFA World Cup champions, coaches will take part in educational lectures with professional coaches, visit the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) and attend professional training sessions and games.

Entering its fifth year, the aim of U.S. Soccer's international coaching development program is to expose U.S. coaches to foreign federations and clubs. Participants learn about other international development programs and interact directly with top-level coaches, administrators and players from some of the best clubs in the world.

The focus of this workshop will be to observe and interact with coaches from Italian professional clubs and the Italian Football Federation on how they develop players and coaches.

"The Coaching Education Department has placed an emphasis on developing stronger connections with leading countries around the world and this is a great opportunity for our coaches," said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler. "Spending time with the Italian Federation will offer yet another perspective on how to develop players and coaches."

Coaches who participate in the workshop will arrive in Rome on Friday, March 15 and finish the program on Friday, March 22.

Current U.S. Soccer "A" licensed coaches will earn eight (8) Continuing Education Units.

Visit for more details on traveling to Italy. A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

For additional questions, please contact CoachesNet at