FRISCO, Texas (March 1, 2010) -
The US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop
will be held in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 24-26, 2011. Over 2,000 soccer coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts are expected at the organization's annual convention to be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
The convention features numerous education 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. 24 from 6-8 p.m. The hall is open Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 100 companies are expected, featuring the latest soccer equipment, technology, apparel, fundraising ideas and more.
"Kentucky is thrilled to be hosting the entire youth soccer community - coaches, referees and administrators from all over the country," said Tim Turney, president of Kentucky Youth Soccer. "We will showcase Louisville's southern hospitality while providing an excellent venue to network and learn from some of the best presenters this country has to offer."
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 fourth class of the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame, the association will present awards for Recreation and Competitive Coach of the Year (Boys and Girls), Dr. Thomas Fleck Award for Excellence in Youth Coaching Education, Administrator and Volunteer of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy 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. 25 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, 2010, at USYouthSoccer.org/Workshop
2011 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop
Who: Coaches, referees, administrators and exhibitors
What: 2011 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop
When: Feb. 24-26, 2011
Where: Kentucky International Convention Center – Louisville, Ky.
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. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 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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