CHICAGO (April 24, 2014) - The U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department will hold Symposiums around two of the U.S. MNT Send-Off Series matches on May 26-27 in San Francisco, Calif., and June 6-7 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Series will give attendees an in-depth look at the team before they travel to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Coaches will have similar educational opportunities at both symposiums. Registration for each includes two-days of educational presentations and discussions, professional guest presenters, match ticket (optional), pre-game reception and a game-day parking pass. Registration is open to all U.S. Soccer-licensed coaches.
- MNT vs. Azerbaijan: May 26-27 in San Francisco, Calif.
- MNT vs. Nigeria: June 6-7 in Jacksonville, Fla.
"Dave Chesler and his team of instructors are really building the foundation for the future of knowledge in our coaching education," said U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann about the importance of coaching development. "That foundation will benefit everyone involved in the game based on the knowledge they spread to coaches in the licensing courses.
"This is really crucial. I think that over time, and I'm talking over 10-12 years, this can make a huge difference in developing talent. Therefore, coaching education is one of our highest priorities going forward."
Special hotel pricing has been secured for each event. Additional details will be shared with registered coaches.
U.S. Soccer "A" licensed coaches can earn two (2) "Continuing Education Units" for attending one symposium and completing a written technical assignment related to the match.
Questions regarding the symposia can be directed to the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.