CHICAGO (April 11, 2013) – In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, U.S. Soccer is embarking on a year-long celebration honoring its history and setting a path for the future of the sport throughout 2013. In connection with the Centennial, U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department is holding Coaching Symposiums around every home U.S. MNT FIFA World Cup Qualifier. The Symposia Series will give attendees an “insider’s” view of 2014 World Cup qualifying.
The first symposium of the series was held March 21-22 in Denver, Colo. around the U.S. MNT match versus Costa Rica. During the event, participants interacted with former MNT World Cup players Jeff Agoos and Steve Trittschuh and National Instructor Rene Miramontes. The group had access to a closed-door MNT training session, spoke with head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and received tickets to the sold out qualifying game.
Coaches will have similar educational opportunities at the next two Coaching Symposiums held around the U.S. MNT’s June World Cup Qualifying matches. Registration for each symposium includes two days of professional educational presentations and discussions, guest presenters, exclusive training session access, match ticket, pre-game reception, game-day parking pass, a U.S. Soccer gift, and a 100th anniversary certificate of attendance. Registration is open to all U.S. Soccer-licensed coaches.
Special hotel pricing has been secured for each two-day symposium. Additional details will be shared with registered coaches.
U.S. Soccer “A” licensed coaches can earn two (2) “Continuing Education Units” for attending a symposium and completing a written technical component related to the match.
U.S. MNT vs. Honduras Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule
Date Time (MT) Event
June 17 1:00-1:30 p.m. Registration
1:30-4:30 p.m. Presentations
5 p.m. Training
Date Time (MT) Event
June 18 1:30-5:30 p.m. Presentations
5:30 p.m. Pre-game tailgate
7:00 p.m. U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Honduras
Schedules are subject to change. Times may be adjusted to accommodate changes in training schedule and coaching staff. More information will be available in due course.
Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to Bryan Koch in the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at email@example.com or 312-528-1219.