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Cal South E-News | February 2012 SOCCER NATION EXPO 2012

February 16, 2012


Join Us at Soccer Nation Expo!
February 25 & 26, 2012 | Los Angeles Convention Center

Soccer Nation Expo 2012 is coming up next weekend on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come join thousands of fellow soccer fans at the most exciting soccer festival of the year! This is the biggest family soccer show in the United States. And it's absolutely FREE to the general public!

This year, Soccer Nation Expo has increased the number of exhibits and areas where attendees can play, learn, show off and experience more soccer activities than ever before. Some of these exhibits are:

The LA Galaxy and Chivas USA will both have large areas where attendees can learn new skills and play soccer-based games with representatives of the teams.
• Recreational coaches and players will have an area where members of the Cal South Coaching Education and Olympic Development staff will be giving instruction on drills specifically for younger developmental players. Sponsored by Kohl's. Click here for the full schedule of recreational clinics.
Nike will host their Elite 2.0 tour to test your skills and develop your game.
Sports Authority will have the SKLZ team on hand to show you how to step up your training.
The popular Futboleros soccer juggling troupe will show off incredible tricks and give you a chance to show off your own moves in their Ultimate Soccer Arena! Brought to you by McDonalds.
Show your shooting skills and enter to win a trip for your team to the Hawaii International Cup at the Stremick's Heritage Organic Milk exhibit.
• See how good you are at controlling a ball when you take on The Mule.

Take a look at some of the great activities for all soccer fans by clicking here

And when you're not on a pitch or showing off a trick, you can visit Soccer Nation Expo exhibitors offering an incredible variety of products including soccer gear and equipment, not to mention many other consumer goods and services, and all from companies that love "The Beautiful Game" as much as you do! Check out Ford's latest vehicles. Take your picture on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach. Sample tasty treats. For the most current list of our exhibitors, click here.

You'll also have the opportunity to meet former U.S. National Team stars such as National Soccer Hall of Famer Paul Caligiuri, Leslie Osborne and Olympic Gold Medalist Tisha Venturini-Hoch. And stop by the LA Galaxy booth when MLS Rookie of the Year and Defender of the Year Omar Gonzalez will be signing autographs.

To top things off, we're assembling a great lineup of guest speakers and clinicians, including some of the most renowned and respected soccer coaches in the U.S. and the world, who will provide coaching clinics on our VIP Presentation Pitch:

Dan Ashworth - Sporting and Technical Director of West Bromwich Albion
Ian Barker - NSCAA Director of Coaching
Dave Chesler - Director of Coaching for U.S. Soccer Federation
Tony DiCicco - former U.S. Women's National Team coach (1999 World Cup & 1996 Olympic gold medal)
Marco Garcés - Director of Performance Analysis for C.F. Pachuca & former Mexican National player
Craig Harrington - LA Galaxy Academy Coach
Les Howie - Head of Grassroots Coaching for the Football Association (FA)
Tony McCallum - FA Regional Coach Development Manager
Klaus Pabst - Director of Coaching for FC Cologne, Germany
James Parry - Fulham FC scout & former Liverpool FC Youth Academy coach/scout
Rick Parry - former Chief Executive of English Premier League & Liverpool FC
Sam Snow - Director of Coaching US Youth Soccer

Special seating at these clinics, early show access on Saturday, February 25, and exclusive access to special classroom sessions are offered only to those who purchase a VIP Coach Pass, the best way for a coach to maximize their enjoyment of Soccer Nation Expo. To learn more about the VIP Coach Pass, click here. To sign up for your VIP Coach Pass now, click here.

For more information about Soccer Nation Expo 2012 -- the latest updates, schedules, special guests, clinic descriptions, exhibitor listings… everything! -- please visit: