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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposiums to be Held Sept. 10-11 in Columbus, Ohio and Oct. 15-16 in Kansas City


"A" Licensed Coaches Can Earn Two CEUs Per Symposiums; Coaches Will Attend a U.S. MNT Training Session and U.S. MNT Matches; Receive a $25 Discount When Registering for Both Symposiums

CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2012) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department will host Coaching Symposiums on Sept. 10 and 11 and Oct. 15 and 16 in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifying Matches.

The first symposium in Columbus will focus on how to manage playing in the second leg in World Cup Qualifying while the Kansas City symposium will focus on style, strategy and multi-match trends and patterns. Both symposiums will be led by U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Dave Chesler and will give attendees an “insider’s” view of 2014 World Cup Qualifying.

Registration for the symposium includes two days of educational presentations and discussions, an opportunity with exclusive seating to observe a U.S. MNT training session, match ticket, pre-game reception, pre-game field access and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet Scouting and Training Notebook. The cost for the symposium is $250 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $260 for non-members. Registration is open to all U.S. Soccer-licensed coaches.

All coaches are eligible to receive a $25 discount when registering for both symposiums.

“This symposium will give coaches a unique opportunity to examine the USA’s preparations prior to a major international competition,” said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler.

Guatemala, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda and the United States make up Group A. Each opponent meets twice, once at home and once away, in round robin play. The top two teams from each of three groups will advance to the Final Round of qualifying, which will take place in 2013. Three teams will automatically qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while the fourth place team will play in a two-leg playoff against the winner of the Oceania region.

U.S. Soccer “A” licensed coaches can earn two (2) “Continuing Education Units” for attending each symposium and completing a written technical component related to the match.

U.S. MNT vs. Jamaica Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event
Sept. 10 2:00-2:45 p.m. Registration
Sept. 10 3:00-4:45 p.m. Presentation
Sept. 10 5:00 p.m. Training
Sept. 10 7:00 p.m. Presentation
Sept. 11 4:00-6:30 p.m. Presentation
Sept. 11 6:30 p.m. Pre-game Reception
Sept. 11 7:00 p.m. Observe on-field warm-ups
Sept. 11 8:00 p.m. U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Jamaica

Schedule is subject to change. Times may be adjusted to accommodate changes in training schedule and coaching staff. More information will be available in due course.

U.S. MNT vs. Guatemala Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule

Date Time (CT) Event
Oct. 15 2:00-2:45 p.m. Registration
Oct. 15 3:00-4:45 p.m. Presentation
Oct. 15 5:00 p.m. Training
Oct. 15 7:00 p.m. Presentation
Oct. 16 2:00-4:30 p.m. Presentation
Oct. 16 4:30 p.m. Pre-game Reception
Oct. 16 5:00 p.m. Observe on-field warm-ups
Oct. 16 6:00 p.m. U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Guatemala

Schedule is subject to change. Times may be adjusted to accommodate changes in training schedule and coaching staff. More information will be available in due course.

Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to Bryan Koch in the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at bkoch@ussoccer.org or 312-528-1219.

- ussoccer.com

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