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US Soccer

U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Announces Next A-Youth and B License Course Dates

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2019)—U.S. Soccer Coaching Education has determined the dates and locations for the next series of A-Youth and B License courses in 2019. Candidates can apply through the Digital Coaching Center. The application window will be from Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. CT to Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Prospective candidates should review the application guidelines and course details listed below.

Accepted candidates will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. For more information on all licenses in the U.S. Soccer Coaching License Pathway, please visit the Digital Coaching Center.

Level

Meetings

Dates

Location

Application Window

B License Course

Meeting 1

May 13-17

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

July 22-26

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Sept. 9-13

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

July 29-Aug. 2

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Sept. 23-27

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Nov. 11-15

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

Aug. 13-17

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Oct. 7-11

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Nov. 21-25

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

Aug. 19-23

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Oct. 14-18

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Dec. 9-13

Kansas City, Kan.

B License Course

Meeting 1

Sept. 16-20

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Nov. 4-8

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Dec. 13-17

Kansas City, Kan.

A-Youth License Course

Meeting 1

June 9-14

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Aug. 25-30

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Oct. 27-Nov. 1

Kansas City, Kan.

A-Youth License Course

Meeting 1

June 23-28

Kansas City, Kan.

Feb. 21-March 10

Meeting 2

Sept. 15-20

Kansas City, Kan.

Meeting 3

Nov. 17-22

Kansas City, Kan.

The A-Youth License course is designed for coaches involved in the development of elite youth players on the pathway to becoming professional players. It consists of three five-day course meetings, each followed by a six- to eight-week development period wherein candidates return to their home environment for assignments and mentoring. The course concludes with an individual assessment in the candidate’s home environment.

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old, have held a U.S. Soccer B License for at least six months and currently be working in an appropriate soccer environment for the course content.

The B-License course focuses on principles of long-term player development and developing a team. It includes three five-day meetings, with six- to eight-week development periods in between wherein candidates return to their home environment for assignments and mentoring. 

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old, have held a U.S. Soccer C License for at least one year (or meet the waiver guidelines), have at least three years of coaching experience and currently working in an appropriate soccer environment for the course content.

Prior to submitting an application for either course, applicants should make sure they have met the minimum eligibility requirements. Applications that do not follow the standards outlined in the application guide will not be considered.

The next round of courses will be announced in fall 2019. For other coaching inquiries, please contact U.S. Soccer Coaching Education at coaches@ussoccer.org


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Feb 15, 2019
US Soccer

Remembering Fernando Clavijo

Take the classic American dream. Now add soccer. That was Fernando Clavijo. An immigrant to this land, he rode that dream – soared on it, really – to grand places. He rode to the very tip-top for almost every professional soccer dreamer, into a World Cup. Later he rode that dream to a career in management and administration as well as the National Soccer Hall of Fame. That life, rich Read more
MNT Feb 15, 2019
US Soccer

U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Announces 2019 C License Course Dates

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2019)—U.S. Soccer Coaching Education has determined the dates and locations for C License courses in 2019. The courses will be organized and hosted by U.S. Soccer members across the country. Potential candidates can register through the Digital Coaching Center. Applicants can directly contact the hosting member organization for more information.

The C License course includes two five-day meetings with a six- to eight-week development period in between wherein candidates return to their home environment for assignments and mentoring. The course covers tasks such as coaching training sessions, coaching games, leading players, leading the team, managing a performance environment and more.

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old, have held a U.S. Soccer D License for at least one year (or meet the waiver guidelines) and currently be coaching. Candidates will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.

2019 C License Course
Locations, Dates and Contacts

Hosting Member Organization

Meetings

Dates

Location

Contact

Alabama Soccer

Meeting 1

Aug. 14-18

Hoover, Ala.

kevin@alsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Oct. 16-20

   
         

Arizona Soccer

Meeting 1

TBD

TBD

cjuarez@azsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

TBD

   
         

Cal North Soccer

Meeting 1

April 1-5

San Ramon, Calif.

jbordley@calnorth.org

 

Meeting 2

June 3-7

   
         

Cal North Soccer

Meeting 1

Aug. 19-23

Lathrop, Calif.

jbordley@calnorth.org

 

Meeting 2

Oct. 7-11

   
         

Cal South Soccer

Meeting 1

April 10-14

Orange County, Calif.

shoffman@calsouth.com

 

Meeting 2

June 12-16

   
         

Cal South Soccer

Meeting 1

Dec. 18-22

Ventura, Calif.

shoffman@calsouth.com

 

Meeting 2

Feb. 13-17, 2020

 

 

         

Cal South Soccer

Meeting 1

Jan. 16-20

San Diego, Calif.

shoffman@calsouth.com

 

Meeting 2

April 3-7

   
         

Cal South Soccer

Meeting 1

July 10-14

Ojai, Calif.

shoffman@calsouth.com

 

Meeting 2

Sept. 18-22

   
         

Colorado Soccer

Meeting 1

June 10-14

Arvada, Colo.

mfreitag@coloradosoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

July 29 - Aug. 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association/Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

March 25-29

Farmington, CT

imulliner@mayouthsoccer.org

tendow@mayouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

May 3-7

   
       

 

Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

July 5-9

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

tbradbury@enysoccer.com

 

Meeting 2

Aug. 19-23

   
         

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

July 21-25

Philadelphia, Penn.

gstephenson@epysa.org

 

Meeting 2

Sept. 11-15

   
         

Florida Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

Feb. 10-14

Bradenton, Fla.

asimpson3@fysa.com

 

Meeting 2

April 16-20

   
         

Florida Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

Sept. 8-12

Jacksonville, Fla.

asimpson3@fysa.com

 

 

Meeting 2

Nov. 3-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

Dec. 8-12

Weston, Fla.

asimpson3@fysa.com

 

Meeting 2

Feb. 23-27, 2020

   
       

 

Idaho Youth

Meeting 1

March 6-10

Boise, Idaho

sbell@idahoyouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

May 1-5

   
         

Illinois Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

April 22-26

Rockford, Ill.

DOC@illinoisyouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

June 10-14

   
         

Illinois Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

July 29 - Aug. 2

Rockford, Ill.

DOC@illinoisyouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Sept. 23-27

   
         

Indiana Soccer

Meeting 1

Aug. 22-26

Westfield, Ind.

steve@soccerindiana.org

 

Meeting 2

Oct. 24-28

   
         

Kansas Youth

Meeting 1

July 19-23

Kansas City, Kan.

nhunt@kansasyouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Sept. 3-7

   
       

 

Kentucky Youth

Meeting 1

June 11-16

Lexington, Ky.

adrianparrish@kysoccer.net

 

Meeting 2

July 31 - Aug. 4

   
         

New Hampshire Soccer Association/Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

Aug. 7-11

Concord, NH

imulliner@mayouthsoccer.org

jeffrey.cousineau@comcast.net

 

Meeting 2

Oct. 14-18

Lancaster, MA

 
         

New Jersey Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

June 17-21

Tinton Falls, N.J.

coach@njyouthsoccer.com

 

Meeting 2

Aug. 12-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Youth Soccer

Meeting 1

Sept. 8-12

Las Vegas, Nev.

kelsey.tesoro@nevadayouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Nov. 3-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

April 15-19

Raleigh, N.C.

doc@ncsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

June 12-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

Nov. 13-17

Charlotte, N.C.

doc@ncsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Jan. 22-26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Texas

Meeting 1

Dec. 4-8

Ft. Worth, Texas

christy@ntxsoccer.org

 

 

Meeting 2

Jan. 22-26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

April 1-5

Pontiac, Mich.

doc@michiganyouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

June 24-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

Dec. 11-15

Jackson, Miss.

TechDirector@mssoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio North Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

June 19-23

Medina, Ohio

coaching@ohionorthsoccer.org

 

 

Meeting 2

Aug. 7-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

June 12-16

Portland, Ore.

nelson@oregonyouthsoccer.org

 

 

Meeting 2

July 31 – Aug. 4

 

 

         

South Texas Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

March 25-29

Round Rock, Texas

denisec@stxsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

June 3-7

 

 

         

South Texas Youth Soccer Association

Meeting 1

Nov. 11-15

Edinburg, Texas

denisec@stxsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Jan. 27-31, 2020

   
         

US Club

Meeting 1

July 7-11

Tulsa, Okla.

alehr@usclubsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Aug. 25-29

 

 

         

Utah Youth Soccer

Meeting 1

June 10-14

Ogden, Utah

elandon@utahyouthsoccer.net

 

Meeting 2

July 29 - Aug. 2

   
         

Virginia Youth Soccer

Meeting 1

Aug. 19-23

Fredericksburg, Va.

vysatd@aol.com

 

Meeting 2

Nov. 4-8

 

 

         

Washington Youth Soccer

Meeting 1

June 23-27

Tukwila, Wash.

Paulb@Washingtonyouthsoccer.org

 

Meeting 2

Aug. 11-15

   
         

Wisconsin Youth Soccer

Meeting 1

May 20-24

Milwaukee, Wisc.

jschmitt@wiyouthsoccer.com

 

Meeting 2

July 24-28

   


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Feb 12, 2019
US Soccer

23 Players Named to 2019 SheBelieves Cup Roster

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, which features the top-ranked USA, No. 4 England, No. 8 Japan and No. 10 Brazil.

All four teams will be participating in this summer’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Brazil, Japan and the USA are three of the seven teams that have participated in each of the seven previous Women’s World Cup tournaments.

U.S. WNT 2019 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 32/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 14/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 77/24), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 151/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 28/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 74/18), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 21/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 43/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit 11/0), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 8/0)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 143/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 266/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 5/1), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 155/98), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 108/47), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 45/13), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 146/41)


Both Abby Dahlkemper and Crystal Dunn have been named to the 2019 SheBelieves Cup roster.

“The SheBelieves Cup is a positive event in many ways, but it’s extremely valuable to get three challenging games against World Cup-bound teams in a short time span that can simulate navigating through group play,” said Ellis. “These are all teams that can go deep in the tournament this summer and provide the kind of tests we need as we continue to work to crystalize our lineup and our final roster for the World Cup.”

2019 SheBelieves Cup Schedule

Date

Match-Up

Kickoff

Venue

TV

Feb. 27

England vs. Brazil

4 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

ussoccer.com

Feb. 27

USA vs. Japan

7 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

FS1, Fox Sports App

March 2

Brazil vs. Japan

1 p.m. CT

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

ussoccer.com

March 2

USA vs. England

3:30 p.m. CT

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

FOX, Fox Sports App

March 5

Japan vs. England

5:15 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

ussoccer.com

March 5

USA vs. Brazil

8 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

FS1 , Fox Sports App


Tickets

Tickets for all three doubleheaders are on sale through ussoccer.com. Groups of 20 or more can submit an online order form at ussoccer.com. SheBelieves Cup VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a tournament t-shirt & scarf, field-level access to watch warmups, and other unique benefits are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com for all three doubleheaders. Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

Additional Notes:

  • Fifteen of the players named were on last year’s SBC roster and nine players will be participating in their fourth SheBelieves Cup. All 23 players on the U.S. roster were with the WNT for its first two games of the year vs. France and Spain in January.
  • There will be a total of 27 players in the USA’s pre-tournament training camp that will be held in Tampa, Fla. Training with the USA during that period will be GK Jane Campbell, D Merritt Mathias, D Emily Fox and M Allie Long.
  • Midfielder Lindsey Horan was not available for selection due to a quadriceps injury.
  • The USA’s meetings with Japan and Brazil are the first since last summer’s Tournament of Nations when the USA downed Japan, 4-2, and Brazil, 4-1, on the way to claiming the tournament title.


The USA defeated Brazil, 4-1, in Bridgeview, Ill. on Aug. 2, 2018 to claim its second Tournament of Nations title.

  • The USA’s last meeting with England came during the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, a 1-0 victory.
  • The tournament format will be the same as the first three years. The winner will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a draw), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by goals scored, then head-to-head result. If teams are still tied, the next tie-breaker will be the Fair Play ranking. Each Team is allowed six substitutes per game.
  • In the previous three editions of this tournament, no individual player has scored more than two goals in a tournament. Four players have scored twice: Alex Morgan in 2016, Camille Abily of France in 2017, and Ellen White of England and Eugénie Le Sommer in 2018.
  • In 2018, the teams combined for 16 goals and two matches saw three-goal margins of victory with England beating France 4-1, and France beating Germany 3-0.
  • The 2018 SheBelieves Cup marked the debut of England head coach Phil Neville, the former Manchester United and Everton star and England National Team defender. In that SheBelieves Cup, England beat France, tied Germany and lost to the USA. Since then, England has gone 6-1-2 with the only loss coming to the USA’s Group F opponent Sweden, a 2-0 setback in November in Rotherham.
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WNT Feb 12, 2019
US Soccer

U.S. U-23 WNT to Play in Thorns Spring Invitational for Third Straight Year

CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2019) – For the third year in a row, the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will take part in the Thorns Spring Invitational running from March 24-30 in Portland, Oregon. The U.S. will take on three NWSL teams during their pre-season preparation with all the games taking place at the University of Portland’s Merlo Field.

This is the fourth year of the pre-season tournament, and this year’s field features the U-23 WNT, the Chicago Red Stars, Portland Thorns FC and Reign FC. The competition will take place over three matchdays, with an early game that has free admission and a later match featuring the Thorns that will be a ticketed event.

The USA opens up against Reign FC on Sunday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. PT, while Portland will face Chicago at 5 p.m. PT. The second matchday on Wednesday, March 27, features Chicago vs. Reign FC at 1:30 p.m. PT and the USA taking on Portland at 7:30 p.m. PT. The U.S. finishes against the Red Stars on Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. PT and Portland wraps things up with rival Reign FC at 7:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the matches featuring the Thorns are general admission. Individual tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. PT online at www.thornsfc.com

At last year’s Thorns Spring Invitational, U-23 WNT head coach B.J. Snow called in a roster of 23 collegiate players and one professional. The USA fell 2-1 to the Houston Dash, drew the Thorns 2-2 and took down the Red Stars 1-0. Stanford forward and 2018 Hermann Trophy winner Catarina Macario scored all four of the USA’s goals in the tournament.

2018 Thorns Spring Invitational Schedule – Merlo Field, University of Portland

Sunday, March 24
Reign FC vs. U.S. U-23 WNT                     11:30 a.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars         5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, March 27
Chicago Red Stars vs. Reign FC                1:30 p.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. U.S. U-23 WNT    7:30 p.m. PT

Saturday, March 30
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Chicago Red Stars               1:30 p.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Reign FC              7:30 p.m. PT


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U-23 WNT Feb 11, 2019
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