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U.S. Soccer To Hold Coaching Symposium in Conjunction with U.S. Women's National Team's Sep. 13 Match vs. Mexico


Symposium to Take Place at PAETEC Park
and Total Sports Experience in Rochester, N.Y.

CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 2006) – U.S. Soccer and the New York State West Youth Soccer Association, will host a coaching symposium on Wednesday, September 13, at the brand new PAETEC Park in Rochester, N.Y., in conjunction with the U.S. Women’s National Team match against Mexico, which will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.

“A” licensed coaches will earn one Continuing Education Unit for attending the one-day symposium (download application). The symposium kicks off at 5:45 p.m. Following registration and refreshments will be a presentation by U.S. Women’s National Staff Coach Jeff Pill, who will preview the WNT match against Mexico and its effect on preparing for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The one-day evening symposium will focus on “Game Analysis” and will also feature a classroom session with NYSW Director of coaching Glen Buckley. Following the classroom sessions, the Women’s National Team match will be observed and discussed.

Cost for the symposium is $45 for active members, $50 for non-members, and includes a ticket to the game. Coaches can become members by visiting the Coaching Education section of ussoccer.com and selecting “Coaches Organization.”

Coaches unable to attend the symposium will have more opportunities to learn from U.S. National Team coaches and earn CEUs as additional coaching symposia are scheduled throughout the year. Symposia will be held in conjunction with the 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies from Sep. 28 to Oct. 1 in Carson, Calif., and the 2006 Men’s Nike Friendlies from Dec. 7-10 in Bradenton, Fla. More information will be posted at ussoccer.com as it becomes available.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, September 13
5:45 p.m.                Registration:
                                 Total Sports Experience in Rochester, N.Y.

6 p.m.                      Classroom Session:
                                 Analysis of U.S. WNT vs. Mexico Match
                                 U.S. WNT National Staff Coach Jeff Pill

6:45 p.m.                Classroom Session:
                                 Women’s National Team Presentation
                                 U.S. WNT Coaching Staff

7 p.m.                     Classroom Session:
                                Game Analysis Tactics
                                NYSW Director of Coaching Glen Buckley

7:15 p.m.               Departure to PAETEC Park
                                Coaches must provide own transportation

8 p.m.                     U.S. WNT vs. Mexico

8:45–9 p.m.           Half-time Discussion

9:45–10 p.m.         Post-Match Discussion

Fee Schedule
Active Members             $45
Non-members               $50
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