What is the Workshop?
US Youth Soccer Workshop consists of more than 1,500 soccer coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts are expected at the organization's annual convention. 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 morning and run through Saturday afternoon.
Admission to the Workshop provides many opportunities, including access to educational sessions that will accelerate and enhance knowledge of the game for anyone involved in youth soccer, from parents and coaches to regional, state and club administrators.
The convention features numerous sessions for anyone involved in youth soccer including field demonstrations for coaches. In addition to the educational opportunities, the convention features an exhibit hall. Opening Thursday evening and running through Saturday afternoon, more than 100 exhibitors are expected, featuring the latest soccer equipment, technology, apparel, fundraising ideas and more.
Friday night 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 a new class into 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 Volunteers 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.
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.
Full registration fee includes entry to all sessions, US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, President's Reception, The After Party 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.