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U.S. Soccer Announces Spring and Summer National Coaching School Locations


Coaching Schools Provide Opportunity to Earn a Nationally Recognized License; Current CoachesNet Members Get Priority Registration Starting Jan. 17

CHICAGO (Jan.17, 2013) — U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will conduct National Coaching Schools in March, April, May, June and July. “A” Renewal, “A”, “B” and “C” Courses will be held in California, Georgia, Illinois, and Washington during these months. Registration for each course will open on Monday, Jan. 21 after a pre-registration period for active members of CoachesNet. CoachesNet members have the first opportunity to register for a course, and can register now.

U.S. Soccer is transitioning all of its educational courses to accommodate smaller class sizes. The instructor/candidate ratio for future courses will average one instructor per every 12 to 14 candidates.

“We are in the process of making progressive changes to our methodology for coaching development across all of our license levels,” said Director of Coaching Development Dave Chesler. “We will begin by offering courses with fewer candidates and increased Instructors – this effectively creates more opportunity for interaction and a candidate-centered environment. Our content is changing rapidly and will include current, reality-based projects and analysis by the candidates.”

U.S. Soccer will also run two “A” license renewal course at The Home Depot Center for current “A” license coaches looking to renew their license. The “A” renewal course is separate from the “A” License course and focuses on the latest trends in soccer through guest lecturers and U.S. National Teams.

Participants at U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools will have an opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.

At a course, coaches will interact with the nation’s top-level instructors, including current and former national team, professional and international coaches. The licensing programs are focused on teaching coaches current theoretical and practical knowledge to provide coaches with the ability to improve the every day training environment for elite players.

To learn more about what to expect at a U.S. Soccer course visit the Coaches section of ussoccer.com

Registration opens on Jan. 17 for CoachesNet members and Jan. 21 for all eligible coaches. As always, space is limited for these select courses. More information on U.S. Soccer National Coaching Schools is available at ussoccer.com.

School Date Location
National “B” License March 16-24 Grande Sports World (Casa Grande, Ariz.)
National “A” Renewal+** April 13-18 The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.)
National “C” License May 11-19 The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.)
National “B” License May 16-24 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
National “A” License June 3-11 Univ. of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.)
National “B” License June 3-11 Univ. of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.)
National “A” License June 8-16 Darlington School (Rome, Ga.)
National “B” License June 8-16 Darlington School (Rome, Ga.)
National “C” License June 8-16 Darlington School (Rome, Ga.)
National “A” License June 15-23  Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, Ill.)
National “B” License June 15-23 Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, Ill.)
National “A” Renewal+** July 20-25 The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.)
National “A” License July 11-19 TBA
National “B” License July 27-Aug. 4 Univ. of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.)

+ “A” renewal course is separate from “A” License Course.
** “A” license coaches may earn eight (8) CEU credits.

For other coaching inquiries, please contact the Coaching Department at coaches@ussoccer.org.

 

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