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U.S. Soccer Teams with Cal South, LA84 Foundation to Present Specialty Coaching Symposium at NCAA Women’s College Cup

CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2012) - U.S. Soccer has teamed up with Cal South and the LA84 Foundation to present a coaching symposium at the 2012 NCAA Women’s College Cup in San Diego in late November. Titled, “An Inside Look at the U.S. Women’s National Team Program,” the symposium is scheduled to feature guest clinicians from the U.S. Soccer National Coaching Staff, including Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs and Women’s Development Director Jill Ellis.

Coaches will have an opportunity to learn more about the changes that Heinrichs and Ellis have introduced into the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team program, as well as observe some of the training techniques and sessions that are taking place at the Federation level.

The field portions of the symposium will take place at the Francis Parker School in San Diego and the classroom sessions will take place at the Crowne Plaza-San Diego from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, 2012. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the 2012 NCAA Women’s College Cup, hosted at the University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium. Participants will receive tickets to all three College Cup matches as part of their clinic fee.

Coaches holding an “A” License will receive three (3) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending and submitting a post-symposium assignment. If you are a member of U.S. Soccer’s CoachesNet or the Cal South Coaches Association, the cost of the three-day clinic will be $150; the non-member fee is $195. To learn more details about the Cal South Coaches Association, please visit

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Cal South has secured an exclusive hotel room rate of $109 a night (plus tax) for participants in this course at the Crowne Plaza - San Diego. To make a reservation, call 888-233-9527 or visit For more information, call Crowne Plaza rep Cami Beck at 619.293.7302 ext. 3029.

Friday, November 30th
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. | Symposium Check-In | Crowne Plaza, San Diego
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Lecture | Crowne Plaza, San Diego
5:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. | Women's College Cup Semifinals | Torero Stadium, San Diego

Saturday, December 1st
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Field Session | Clinician TBA | Francis Parker School, San Diego
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Field Session | Clinician TBA | Francis Parker School, San Diego
11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. | Field Session | Clinician TBA | Francis Parker School, San Diego
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Match Analysis and Assignments | Crowne Plaza, San Diego

Sunday, December 2nd
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Closing and Post-Course Assignments | Crowne Plaza, San Diego
1:00 p.m. | Women's College Cup Finals | Torero Stadium, San Diego

Please note that all times and presenters are subject to change. For more information about this event, contact Elliott Spruell, Cal South Coaching Education Coordinator, at 714-451-1553 or


About U.S. Soccer:
Founded in 1913, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for soccer in the USA for almost 100 years as the governing body of the sport. In this time, the Federation’s mission statement has been clear and simple: to make soccer, in all its forms, a pre-eminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels. To that end, the sport’s growth in the past two decades has been nothing short of remarkable as U.S. Soccer’s National Teams have continually succeeded on the world stage while also growing the game here in the United States with the support of its members. For more information, visit

About Cal South:
Cal South (The California State Soccer Association - South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. Cal South represents over 280 Member Leagues and Clubs comprising our membership of more than 195,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels. For more information about Cal South, visit

About the LA84 Foundation:
The LA84 Foundation was established to manage Southern California's share of the surplus from the highly successful 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The Foundation received $93 million at its inception and, since then, has invested $185 million in sports programs serving more than two million youth in the eight Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Its headquarters is located in the historic Britt House near downtown Los Angeles where it houses the world's premier sports library and meeting facilities. The Foundation convenes numerous forums for the exploration of the many of the most pressing issues in sport. For additional information, please visit