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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium
Aug 17 - Aug 18, 2009

U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium to Be Held August 17-18 in Conjunction With the U.S. U-15 Girls' National Team Training Camp

U.S. Soccer's Coaching Department will conduct a coaching symposium Aug. 17-18 in conjunction with the U.S. U-15 Girls' National Team training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The symposium will be led by U.S. U-15 Girls' National Team head coach and U.S. Soccer National Staff Coach, Mike Dickey. Dickey, who will lead the girls in their third training camp of year, has been a Women's National Staff Coach since 2005 and has served as an assistant coach for many of the Women's Youth National Teams.

The two-day symposium offers a unique opportunity for coaches to learn how a National Team training camp is organized and run. Registered coaches will have access to the coaching staff before and after training sessions. The group discussions will focus on the selection of players, goals for the camp and players and the breakdown of training sessions and activities.

"We feel like this is an opportunity for all coaches to learn more about how U.S. Soccer organizes its training camps, selects players and what we focus on the field and off," said Coach Dickey. "We are offering complete access to our training sessions and staff with the goal to offer a practical learning environment for those in attendance."

Cost for the symposium is $25. Registration includes a 2009 Women's National Team yearbook, a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet notebook and a parking pass. "A" licensed coaches will earn two Continuing Education Units for attending the two-day symposium. Registration is open to all coaches, and a limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available for symposium participants at the Doubletree Hotel in Carson Calif.

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Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
August 17

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Training session followed by training analysis
3-5 p.m. Training session followed by training analysis

August 18

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Classroom / Match Analysis
TBD U.S. U-15 GNT vs. TBD

Hotel Information

Doubletree Hotel Carson Civic Plaza
2 Civic PlazaCarson, Calif. 90745-2231


(310) 830-9200

Discounted room rate:

$81 per night

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Questions regarding the symposium schedule can be directed to the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at or 312-808-1300.