US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and Kick Zone held in conjunction with annual convention
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FRISCO, Texas (May 4, 2009) - The US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 25-27, 2010. Over 3,000 soccer coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts are expected at the organization's annual convention to be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
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. The exhibit hall grand opening is Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6-8 p.m. The hall is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 200 exhibitors are expected, featuring the latest soccer equipment, technology, apparel, fundraising ideas and more.
Friday evening is highlighted with the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala. The Gala will showcase successes of the past year and over a lifetime. In addition to inducting the third class of the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame, the association 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 Volunteer 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.
On Saturday, the Kick Zone opens to provide an area for kids of all ages featuring interactive soccer activities and games. The exhibit hall and Kick Zone are free and open to the public on Saturday.
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, Feb. 26 and running 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 and 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.
The full registration fee includes entry to all sessions, US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, President's Reception, The After Party presented by adidas and exhibit hall. Registration opens on Sept. 1, 2009, at USYouthSoccer.org/Workshop
2009 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop
Who: Coaches, referees, administrators and exhibitors
What: 2010 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop
When: Feb. 25-27, 2010
Where: Fort Worth Convention Center – Fort Worth, Texas
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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