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Coaching Symposium to Be Held With U-19 WNT Event in Carson, Calif. on April 9-10

CHICAGO (Wednesday, March 31, 2004) - The U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department will be hosting a Coaching Symposium at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on April 9-10 in conjunction with the 2004 Philips Lighting U-19 Women’s Soccer Invitational.

The highlights of the Symposium will be a match analysis of the U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team vs. China on April 10, and observation of a U.S. Women’s National Team training session that will be directed by Head Coach April Heinrichs.

In addition to current trends in the women’s game and overall player development, preparation for major tournaments will also be discussed. Both U.S. teams at The Home Depot Center are amidst preparations for major international competition as the Women’s National Team opens the Olympics this August and the U-19 Women’s National Team begins CONCACAF qualifying for the FIFA World Championships in May.

The Symposium will be directed by U.S. Soccer Women's National Staff Coach Greg Ryan, and a U.S. Women’s National Team coach will also be participating at some of the sessions. Coaches who hold an “A” license can earn two Continuing Education Units for attendance at the symposium. The cost is $40 for U.S. Soccer Coaches Organization Members and $50 for non-members.

U.S. Soccer has reserved a select number of rooms at the Hilton Carson Civic Plaza at a rate of $79 per night for single occupancy on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Lawrence Mosley at the hotel at 310-952-4050 and mention the U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium to make your reservation.

The tentative schedule for the Symposium is as follows:

9 a.m.  - Registration/Check-in at Home Depot Center
10 a.m. -  Observe Training – U.S. Women’s National Team
noon - Lunch
1 p.m. - Observe Training – U.S. U-19 WNT
2:30 p.m. - Classroom Session – Home Depot Center           

9 a.m. - Field Session – Home Depot Center
10:30 a.m. - USA U-19’s vs. Holland – Home Depot Center
2 p.m. - USA U-19’s vs. China – Home Depot Center

The attached form should be completed and returned via e-mail to or faxed to the Coaching Department at U.S. Soccer at 312-808-9708. Call 312-808-1300 for more information. Payment can be mailed to the U.S. Soccer Federation, Coaching Department, 1801 South Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL 60616. 

Download the registration form in .pdf format by clicking here.