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U.S. Soccer CoachesNet Announces 2012 Educational Workshop in Spain; Registration Will Open in November

  • Coaches Will Travel to Spain in March; Includes visits to both Barcelona and Madrid 
  • Pricing and Registration Available in November 
  • “A” License Coaches Earn Eight Continuing Education Credits

CHICAGO (Nov. 7, 2011) – In an effort to continue providing unique coaching opportunities to its membership, U.S. Soccer’s CoachesNet announces it will offer an educational workshop in Spain in 2012.

Entering its fourth year, the aim of U.S. Soccer’s international coaching development program is to expose U.S. coaches to other federations and clubs. Participants learn about other international development programs and interact directly with top-level coaches, administrators and players from some of the best clubs and countries in the world.

“The Coaching Education Department has placed an emphasis on developing stronger connections with leading countries around the world and this is a great opportunity for our coaches,” said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler. “Spending time with the Spanish Federation will offer yet another perspective on how to develop players and coaches.”

Scheduled to take place March 17-24, 2012, coaches will visit Spain, home of the reigning FIFA World Cup and European Champions. While in Spain, coaches will take part in educational lectures with professional coaches, visit with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and attend professional training sessions and games.

Coaches will arrive in Madrid on Saturday, March 17. The group will check in to the City of Futbol Hotel, which is located on the grounds of the Spanish Football Federation. The workshop will conclude Saturday, March 24, in Barcelona.

The focus of this workshop will be to observe and interact with coaches from Spanish professional clubs and the Spanish Football Federation on how they develop players and coaches. During the week-long visit, coaches will visit the cities of Madrid and Barcelona.

Current U.S Soccer “A” licensed coaches will earn eight (8) Continuing Education Units.

Visit for more details on traveling to Spain. A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

Since its inception in March 2009, more than 170 coaches have traveled internationally with CoachesNet to Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

For additional questions, please contact CoachesNet at