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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium Conducted in Spanish To Be Held Aug. 22-23

CHICAGO (August 19, 2009) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will host a coaching symposium conducted in Spanish Aug. 21-22 in conjunction with the Atlas Merced Academy ( at Merced Community College in Merced, Calif. The symposium, in which U.S. Soccer “A” license coach’s can earn 2 CEU’s, will be led by U.S. Soccer National Coaching Staff member Rene Miramontes.

There is no fee to attend and all coaches are welcome to attend the symposium. There is a $25 charge for U.S. Soccer “A” license coaches to register their CEU credits.

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Coaching Symposium Application (download here)

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, August 22
8:30-8:55am Registration
9:00-9:10am Orientation
9:15-10:15am Technical Development (Passing and Receiving) FIELD
10:30-11:45am Technical/Tactical Training. FIELD
11:45am-1:00pm LUNCH
1:00-2:15pm U-17 National Team Review (LECTURE)
2:30-3:45pm U.S. Soccer Development Academy (LECTURE)
4:00-5:15pm Combination Play (FIELD)
5:30-6:00pm Review and Practice Coaching Assignments

Sunday, August 23
9:00-10:15am Italian Player development Session (FIELD)
10:30am-12:30pm Practice Coaching
12:30-1:30pm LUNCH
1:30-2:30pm Italian Player Development (LECTURE)
2:30-3:00pm Review

Questions regarding the symposium schedule can be directed to the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at or 312-808-1300.