Scheduled to take place March 17-25, 2011, coaches will visit five-time FIFA World Cup Champion Brazil, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. While in Rio de Janeiro, coaches will take part in educational lectures with various professional coaches, visit with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and attend professional training sessions and games.
Attendees from the U.S. will depart on Thursday, March 17, for an overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro. For seven days and six nights, participating coaches will have the opportunity to interact with professional coaching staffs from Brazilian clubs and youth national teams, attend two first division games, analyze professional training sessions and visit some of the most well-known stadiums and landmarks in the city. Registration also includes meals, accommodations, ground transportation in Rio de Janeiro, U.S. Soccer travel gear and coaching materials, a certificate of attendance and a full-time bilingual guide.
Coaches departing back to the U.S. will leave Thursday, March 24, on an overnight flight.
Similar to past workshops, coaches will be afforded the opportunity to visit different clubs in and around Rio de Janeiro. During the week, a majority of time will be spent with professional clubs Botafogo, Flamengo and Fluminense, as well as the Brazilian Football Confederation.
- Register for Workshop in Brazil
- Sample Agenda
- Brazil FAQs
- Testimonials From Previous Trips to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain
“Our trips offer a coach a unique opportunity to visit another country with the U.S. Soccer Federation and learn from some of the best clubs and federations in the world,” said Technical Advisor Juan Carlos Michia. “That was our goal when we began two years ago and it continues to be our main objective. We want to expose our coaches to different techniques, styles and philosophies so they can continue to grow and develop the game in the U.S.
It is recommended interested coaches visit www.state.gov for more details on traveling to Brazil.