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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium to Be Staged From Sept. 9-10 in Conjunction With the U.S. Men's National Team World Cup Qualifying Game vs. Trinidad and Tobago in Chicago


CHICAGO (Aug. 5, 2008) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Department will conduct a coaching symposium from Sept. 9-10 in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s National Team 2010 FIFA Men’s World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad & Tobago in Chicago. Soccer coaches around the nation will interact with some of the best minds in soccer as they discuss their World Cup experiences.

Presenting at the event will be U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director of Scouting Dave Sarachan. Sarachan served as a Men’s National Team assistant coach under Bruce Arena at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where the U.S. MNT finished as one of the top eight teams in the world. Also presenting will be members of the current U.S. MNT coaching staff.

The two-day symposium will be held as the U.S. Men’s National Team attempts to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The U.S. MNT faces Trinidad & Tobago at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., in the semifinal round of the qualifying tournament.

Cost for the symposium is $125 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $140 for non-members. Registration includes a ticket (Section 209) to the game, day of game reception, and game day parking pass. Cost of registration also includes a personalized symposium packet which contains a 2008 Men’s National Team yearbook, a Best Practices booklet, a Kwik Goal gift, and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet notebook. Registration is open to all coaches.

“A” licensed coaches will earn two Continuing Education Units for attending the two-day symposium.

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U.S. MNT vs. Trinidad and Tobago Coaching Symposium Application (download here)

September 9
4:30-5 p.m.         Registration
5-6:45 p.m.         Presentations
7 p.m.                  Attend Training

September 10
3:30-530 p.m.    Presentations
5:30 p.m.             Reception
7 p.m.                   MNT vs. Trinidad and Tobago

More details on presenters will be available soon.

Schedule is subject to change. Times may be adjusted to accommodate changes in training schedule and the coaching staff.

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


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