CHICAGO (Sept. 17, 2010) â€“ U.S. Soccerâ€™s Coaching Education Department will conduct a Coaching Symposium Oct. 11-12 in conjunction with the U.S. Menâ€™s National Team game against Colombia on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor Chris Brewer will lead the two-day event. The theme for the symposium will be â€œCreating a Professional Training Environment.â€
On Oct.11, coaches will attend the closed-door U.S. MNT training session at PPL Park in advance of the teamâ€™s match the following evening. After practice, members of the MNT staff will address the group about the specifics of practice as well as the following dayâ€™s match.
On Oct. 12, former U.S. MNT Assistant Coach and current Philadelphia Union Assistant Coach and Youth Development Coordinator, John Hackworth, along with Brewer will address the group on the keys to player development. Additionally, coaches will get an up close and personal vantage point of pre-game warm-ups. The two-day symposium will conclude with post-game remarks from the MNT staff.
Cost for the symposium is $90 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $100 for non-members. Cost of registration includes a ticket to the match. Registration is open to all coaches. Space is limited and interested coaches are encouraged to register early.
U.S. Soccer â€œAâ€ licensed coaches will earn two â€œContinuing Education Unitsâ€ for attending the two-day symposium.
|Monday, Oct. 11||Â|
|4â€“4:30 p.m.||Symposium Registration|
|5â€“6 p.m.||U.S. MNT Training|
|6â€“7 p.m.||Post-Training Analysis|
|Tuesday, Oct. 12||Â|
|6:45â€“7 p.m.||Pre-Game Overview|
|7:15â€“7:45 p.m.||U.S. MNT Training â€“ Pre-Game Warmup|
|Post-Game||Lecture â€“ Post-Match Analysis|
Questions regarding the symposium schedule can be directed to Bryan Koch in the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-528-1219.