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U.S. Soccer National Coaching Schools Take Place April 10-18, 2010

Current CoachesNet Members Receive Priority Registration Starting Feb. 9;
Earn a Nationally Recognized License and Learn from Some of the Nation’s Top Coaches

CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2010) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will conduct National Coaching Schools from April 10-18 in Carson, Calif. The spring courses will allow eligible coaches a chance to obtain a nationally recognized “B” license, and enable current National “A” License coaches to renew their “A” License and increase their knowledge of the game.

The “A” Audit course, which is open to “A” License coaches, will run April 10-16, while the “B” License course will run April 10-18. Both courses will be held at The Home Depot Center, U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center, in Carson, Calif. The Home Depot Center is an ideal location to hold National Coaching Schools as it is the most complete athletic training facility in the nation, featuring state-of-the-art facilities for professional athletes in soccer and other professional sports.

Registration for each course will open on Monday, Feb. 15, after a pre-registration period for active members of CoachesNet, U.S. Soccer’s official coaches club. Current CoachesNet members will have the first opportunity to register for the spring course beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9. Space in both courses is limited and coaches are encouraged to register early.

The “A” Audit course is separate from the “A” License course and focuses on the latest trends in soccer through guest lecturers and incorporating U.S. National Teams and professional teams. Candidates will participate in classroom discussions, break-out groups and field sessions. The National “B” course consists of seven days of instruction and two days of evaluation. More information about what to expect at a U.S. Soccer Coaching Course is available in the Coaches section of For more specific details about the course, please review the application form and the course information document. 

Participants at U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools will have a chance to learn from some of the nation’s top-level instructors, including current and former national team, professional and international coaches. The licensing programs are focused on teaching soccer coaches up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in order for coaches to improve the every day training environment for elite players, so they can fulfill their potential as international, professional, collegiate or youth soccer players.

More information on 2010 summer dates will be available soon. To be added to our e-mail list, e-mail For more information on the National Coaching Schools visit or contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at or at 312-808-1300.

Registration opens on Feb.9 for CoachesNet members and Feb.15 for all eligible coaches. As always, space is limited for these select courses. More information on U.S. Soccer National Coaching Schools is available at

Available National Coaching School Courses

School Date Location
National “A” Audit Course April 10-16, 2010 The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.)
National “B” License April 10-18, 2010 The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.)