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U.S. Soccer's CoachesNet Announces Coaching Education Trip to Argentina in March 2009


CHICAGO (Oct. 8, 2008) – As part of the U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department dedication to providing unique coaching opportunities to its members, CoachesNet is offering an educational trip from March 10-16, 2009, to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

For six days and five nights, participating coaches will have the opportunity to interact with members of professional coaching staffs from Argentine clubs and youth national teams, attend two first division games, analyze professional training sessions and visit some of the most well-known stadiums and landmarks in the city. Registration also includes round-trip airfare from Miami International Airport, meals and four-star accommodations.

“The U.S. National Team coaching staff travel the world for games, but this is the first chance for coaches to travel with U.S. Soccer to experience and learn about other soccer cultures, traits and ideas,” said U.S. Soccer National Staff Coach Juan Carlos Michia. “This is a unique opportunity for all coaches.”

Coaches will depart Miami, Fla., on Tuesday, March 10 and arrive in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, March 11. Over the next six days coaches will take part in lectures, training sessions and discussions with professional coaches. Highlighting the educational experience will be the opportunity to attend two professional matches as well as a city tour. Coaches will also visit the famous Bombonera Stadium, home of Boca Juniors, and the Monumental Stadium, home to River Plate.

Registration is open to all coaches and current U.S. Soccer “A” licensed coaches will earn eight (8) Continuing Education Units for their participation.

“This is a chance for all coaches and specifically our “A” license coaches to continue their education and interact with coaches and clubs they typically would not have access to,” said Michia.

Available through ussoccer.com, CoachesNet is devoted to educating its members on U.S. National Team coaching tactics by breaking down games at the highest level, analyzing training sessions and tactics and delving into the keys to preparation. Sign-up now at CoachesNet.ussoccer.com.

Visit www.state.gov for more details on traveling to Argentina. A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Argentina. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism and business.

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