US Youth Soccer Celebrates 35th Anniversary in 2009
Save 50 percent ($100) off registration before December 15 [link]
US Youth Soccer Awards Gala held in conjunction with annual convention
US Youth Soccer is celebrating its 35th year in 2009 and the celebration begins at the US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop in San Jose, Calif., March 5-7, 2009. Registration opens today where over 3,000 soccer coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts are expected at the organization's annual convention held this year at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
Registrants can save 50 percent by registering before December 15.
The convention features numerous educational sessions for those involved in youth soccer including field demonstrations for coaches. In addition to the educational opportunities, the convention features an exhibit hall. Open Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. and running through Saturday afternoon, over 200 exhibitors are expected featuring the latest soccer equipment, technology, apparel, fundraising ideas and more.
The culminating event is the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala. The Gala is set to showcase the past 35 years of youth soccer history and the successes of its members. US Youth Soccer is presenting awards for Recreational and Competitive Coach of the Year (boys and girls), Dr. Thomas Fleck Award for Excellence in Coaching Education, Administrator and Volunteers of the Year, Goal and Save of the Year and Young Referee of the Year (male and female). The Gala is followed by The After Party presented by adidas.
The event, the largest of its kind for youth sports in North America, features more than 90 educational workshops and demonstrations kicking off on Friday, March 6 at 9 a.m. and run through Saturday afternoon.
In addition to learning from leading clinicians in the areas of coaching and player development, the event will include topics from the challenges and realities of international travel, risk management, organizing and financing field development. Registrants will also hear the latest in marketing techniques and tactics, sports medicine topics, developing and retaining youth referees and additional areas of interest regarding recreational, elite and disabled players.
Go to usyouthsoccer.org/workshop
to register now through December 15 and save 50 percent. Prices increase to $150 from December 16-February 1 and then $200 from February 2-13 when online registration ends.
Full registration fee includes entry to all workshops, US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, President's Reception, The After Party presented by adidas and exhibit hall. Registration will not include hotel room reservation; however, US Youth Soccer has secured room blocks for hotels
in close proximity to the convention.
The annual convention is the place for those involved in youth soccer.
2009 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop
: Coaches, Referees, Administrators and Exhibitors
What: 2009 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop
When: March 5-7, 2009
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center – San Jose, Calif.
Admission: $100 through Dec. 15, $150 Dec. 16-Feb. 1, $200 Feb. 2-13
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) –
US Youth Soccer -The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. In 2009, US Youth Soccer celebrates its 35th
anniversary. The organization has grown dramatically since starting with less than 175,000 members in 1974. US Youth Soccer now registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org
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