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U.S. Soccer Announces Fall Certification Dates, Winter National Coaching School Locations and International Workshop Dates


Registration Opens Oct. 2 for Current CoachesNet Members;
Coaching Schools Provide Opportunity to Earn a Nationally Recognized License

CHICAGO (Sept. 30, 2013) — U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will conduct National Coaching Schools for “A”, “B”, “C” and Goalkeeping License Courses throughout the months of January and February in Arizona, California and Florida. Registration for each course will open on Thursday, Oct. 3, 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 a winter course beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2.

U.S. Soccer enters year two of transitioning all of its educational courses to accommodate smaller class sizes. The instructor/candidate ratio for January courses will average one instructor per every 12 to 14 candidates.

“We are in the process of making progressive changes to our methodology for coaching development across all of our license levels,” said Director of Coaching Development Dave Chesler. “We have begun by offering courses with fewer candidates and increased instructors. Our content is changing rapidly and will include current, reality-based projects and analysis by the candidates.”

U.S. Soccer will host an “A” license renewal course from Jan. 20-25, 2014, at IMG Academy for current “A” license coaches looking to renew their license. The “A” renewal course is separate from the “A” License course and focuses on the latest trends in soccer through guest lecturers and U.S. National Teams.

In addition to the renewal course, “A” license coaches will have an opportunity to take part in the CoachesNet international workshop program. The international workshop program features visits to leading soccer countries throughout the world. Past programs included visits to Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. The dates for next year’s international workshop have been tentatively set for March 14-22, 2014. The release of the final dates, location, and registration details will be announced later this fall.

Current “A” license coaches may renew their license by attending the “A” renewal course, attending the National Goalkeeping course or attending the international workshop. Coaches who successfully complete one of these educational events will earn eight (8) Continuing Education Units. Additional “A” renewal opportunities will be posted in January 2014.

Participants at U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools will have an opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.

At a course, coaches will interact with the nation’s top-level instructors, including current and former national team, professional and international coaches. The licensing programs are focused on teaching coaches current theoretical and practical knowledge to provide coaches with the ability to improve the every day training environment for elite players.

To learn more about what to expect at a U.S. Soccer course, visit the Coaches section of ussoccer.com.

Registration opens on Oct. 2 for CoachesNet members and Oct. 3 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 ussoccer.com.

Date

School

Location

Jan. 4-12

National “A” License

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Jan. 4-12

National “B” License

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Jan. 4-12

National “C” License

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

 

Jan. 4-12

National “A” License

Grande Sports World (Casa Grande, Ariz.)

Jan. 4-12

National “B” License

Grande Sports World (Casa Grande, Ariz.)

Jan. 4-12

National “C” License

Grande Sports World (Casa Grande, Ariz.)

Jan. 20-25

National “A” Renewal+**

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Jan. 25-Feb. 2

National “B” License

National Training Center (Carson, Calif.)

 

Feb. 1-9

National “B” License

Clearwater Chargers (Clearwater, Fla.)

Feb. 2-9

National GK License**

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

March 14-22

International Workshop**

TBD

 

Spring / Summer 2014

National Courses

Information available in January 2014

+ “A” renewal course is separate from “A” License course
** “A” license coaches may earn eight (8) CEU credits

For other coaching inquiries, please contact the Coaching Department at coaches@ussoccer.org.


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