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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium May 13-14 in Columbus, Ohio in Conjunction with U.S. WNT Match Against Japan

Two-day Event Will Provide an Inside Look into 2011 World Cup Preparations; 
Discounted Rate Offered for Active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet Members

CHICAGO (April 1, 2011) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department will conduct a coaching symposium on May 13-14, 2011, in conjunction with the U.S. Women’s National Team’s match against Japan on May 14 in Columbus, Ohio.

The game, which will be played at Crew Stadium, home to the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer, will be the first of two games against Japan in May. The U.S. Women will also play Japan in Cary, N.C. on May 18 for their final tune-up before the 2011 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

“This is an excellent opportunity for coaches to come support our women’s national team as they prepare for the 2011 World Cup,” said Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler who will oversee the symposium. “The two-day event will provide an inside look into the final team preparations prior to Germany. We will also examine the tendencies and strengths of Japan, a soccer nation that has one of the most rapidly accelerating programs in the world.”

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The cost for the symposium is $155 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $165 for non-members. Registration includes two days of educational presentations and discussions, training, a ticket to the U.S. WNT game against Japan on May 14, a pre-game reception, a personalized symposium packet and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet scouting and training notebook. Registration is open to all coaches.

U.S. Soccer “A” licensed coaches will earn two “Continuing Education Units” for attending this symposium and successfully completing a related pre-course assignment.

U.S. WNT vs. Japan Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule
Date         Time (ET)                  Event 
May 13     10–10:20 a.m.           Registration
               10:30–11:15 a.m.      Presentation
               11:30–12:30 p.m.      U.S. WNT Training
               12:45–2:15 p.m.        Presentation

May 14     3-5 p.m.                    Presentations
               5 p.m.                       Reception
               5 p.m.                       Field side for pre-game warm up
               6 p.m.                       WNT vs. Japan at Crew Stadium
               8 p.m.                       Match Analysis
               9 p.m.                       End of Symposium

More details on presenters will be available soon.

Schedule is subject to change. Times may be adjusted to accommodate changes in training schedule and coaching staff.

Questions regarding the symposium schedule can be directed to Bryan Koch in the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department by email or at 312-528-1219.