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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium Set For July 12 in New Orleans

CHICAGO (Thursday, May 1, 2003) – U.S. Soccer will be conducting another popular coaching symposium on July 12 in New Orleans, one day before the U.S. Women’s National Team takes on Brazil in the team’s final match before head coach April Heinrichs selects her 20-player roster for the 2003 Women’s World Cup.

As always the coaching symposium series will provide coaches with a unique view into the U.S. Women’s National Team preparation for the Women’s World Cup.  In addition to attending a U.S. practice in the morning and conducting a series of on-field and classroom sessions in the afternoon, the July 12 symposium includes a ticket to the game at Tad Gormley Stadium on July 13 against Brazil, one of the most exciting teams in all of women’s soccer.

The U.S. Soccer game-related symposiums always include hands-on instruction from experienced National Team coaches, with practical information that coaches can apply directly to their teams and systems.

“This is going to a popular coaching symposium session,” said Dave Simeone, U.S. Soccer’s Women’s Region III staff coach. “In addition to dissecting the U.S. training session, the New Orleans symposium will include a rare chance to conduct an in-depth study on Brazil’s style of play and their individual personalities.”

Details of the U.S. Women’s-Brazil coaching symposium will be announced soon, but will include a ticket to the match in New Orleans on July 13, as well as a full day of events on July 12.  For more information, contact Dave Simeone at or Sam Snow at Snow, the Director of Coaching for the Louisiana Soccer Association, will be one of the coaches conducting the symposium alongside Simeone.

Registration will be open to all coaches, with “A” License coaches attending the symposium earning one unit toward the renewal of their license. Registration is limited to 100 coaches, with availability based on first-come basis. Pre-registration, which includes a ticket for the U.S.–Brazil match, is $55 for U.S. Soccer Coaches Organization members and $65 for non-members. Coaches must pre-register by Monday, July 7. On July 12, walk-up registration for the coaching symposium and a ticket to the match is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.