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2023 US Youth Soccer Workshop Information


January 11-15, 2023

After a year spent at home, it’s time to reunite with your soccer community. As the largest gathering of soccer coaches and administrators, we unite our community from around the nation, and beyond! Attend the 2023 United Soccer Coaches Convention to experience sessions based on topics that shake the soccer world and learn from world-class presenters.

US Youth Soccer and United Soccer Coaches, two of the nation's soccer leaders, are entering their eleventh year of holding this combined annual gathering, which results in the game's most influential event each January. The combined convention appeals to the entire soccer community as US Youth Soccer brings the annual US Youth Soccer Workshop to the United Soccer Coaches Convention. 

Workshop sessions and schedule are subject to change

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2023 US Youth Soccer Workshop Schedule

Friday Classroom Schedule


Incorporating Positive Youth Development Principles into Competitive Soccer

9:15AM - 10:15AM Room 104A Dr. Sari Rose: Senior Manager, Grassroots Claire Newman: PhD Candidate UNC Greensboro

The Experts’ Playbook on Athlete Safety and Managing Risk

9:15AM - 10:15AM Room 104B Tyrre Burks: Founder/CEO - Player's HealthKyle Lubrano: Chief Athlete Safety Officer - Player's Health

Leading Our Peers; Taking the responsibility to guide and empower

9:15AM - 10:15AM Room 106A Candice Fabry: Founder & Owner - Fearless & Capable

Parent Engagement: How, Why What & When

9:15AM - 10:15AM Room 106B Skye Eddy: Founder and CEO - Soccer ParentingAnthony DiCicco: Key Partner Manager - Soccer Parenting


Let’s Play! Pt. 2 – Be a Game Changer: How-To Guide for creating transformational soccer programming in your community!

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 104A Nathean Meadows: Director of Outreach & Grassroots - Maryland State Youth Soccer Greg Smith: Executive Director - Maryland State Youth Soccer

Intro to Fundraising - Successful Fundraising Tactics for Soccer Organizations - Annual and Capital Campaigns, Sponsorships

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 104B Rob Kusel: Managing Director of Consulting Services - CogeoBen Kessler: Business Development - Cogeo

Teaching Young Athletes to Move Better: How Small Changes to Your Warm-Up Can Improve Player Health and Sports Performance

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 106A Jimmy Russomano: MS CSCS, Sr. Manager, Injury Prevention Programs - Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

DEI Myths, Mysteries & Mistakes

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 106B Marvin Jones (he/him): Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practitioner - TruclusionLorena Najarro (she/her/ella): Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Facilitator - Truclusion


Mock Disciplinary Hearing and Appeals Process

1:30PM - 2:30PM Room 104A David Dalrymple: Board of Directors - Massachusetts Youth Soccer AssociationDave Laraba: Executive Director - West Virginia Youth Association


The Recruitable Moments - USYS Partner Panel - Statsports, NCSA, Veo, ProScore, and Soccer Profile

2:00PM - 4:00PM Room 104B Simon Collins: National League Commissioner - US Youth Soccer


Coach Mental Wellness: Prioritizing Self to Better Serve Others

1:30 - 2:30PM Room 106A Audrey Shaw: Education Lead - TrueSport

Words Matter: Reimagining Gender

1:30PM - 2:30PM Room 106B Rachel Wallis (they/them): Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practitioner - Truclusion Lorena Najarro (she/her/ella): Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Facilitator - Truclusion


U.S. Soccer's Recognize to Recover - Updates and a look at Weather

3:15PM - 4:15PM 104A Room George Chiampas: DO CAQSM/ Chief Medical Officer - US Soccer

Build a Culture, Build a Team: Methodological Steps to Creating and Sustaining a Team and Organizational Culture

3:15PM - 4:15PM 106A Room Dr. Tim Baghurst: Director of FSU COACH - Florida State University

How you define emotional abuse in youth soccer

3:15PM - 4:15PM 106B Room Skye Eddy: Founder and CEO - Soccer Parenting Anthony DiCicco: Key Partner Manager - Soccer Parenting

Saturday Classroom Schedule


Shaping Grassroots Soccer for the Future

9:00AM - 10:00AM Room 104A Tom Condone: Director of Sport Development - US Youth Soccer Dr. Sari Rose: Senior Manager - US Youth SoccerPaul Hoon, CEO, etrainu

Practical Case Study - Proven Case Studies for Soccer Clubs, Leagues, and Governing Bodies

9:00AM - 10:00AM Room 104B Rob Kusel: Managing Director of Consulting Services - Cogeo Ben Kessler: Business Development - Cogeo


9:00AM - 10:00AM Room 106A Alison Kocoras: Senior Counsel - US Soccer

Coaching with Empathy

9:00AM - 10:00AM Room 106B Marti Reed: Director of National Partnerships & DEI Programming Manager - Positive Coaching Alliance


International Clearances - Why ITCs are required for all foreign-born players

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 104A Helen Syreggelas: Senior Manager, Compliance - US SoccerMike Dragovoja: Manager, Player Status - US Soccer

Peak Performance: Mental Health Before All Else

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 104B Maragret Domka: Executive Director - United States Center- Mental Health & Sport (USC-MHS) Skye Arthur-Banning: Director of Research & Development - United States Center- Mental Health & Sport (USC-MHS)

"The Financial Process - Start to Finish"

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 106A Yvette Saenz: Chief Financial Officer - US Youth Soccer Tina Rincon: Board of Directors Treasurer - US Youth Soccer

Red Flags on Background Checks and Adjudication: A Group Activity

11:00AM - 12:00PM Room 106B Mike Borislow: Executive Director - Massachusetts Youth Soccer AssociationMary Relic: Risk Manager - Massachusetts Youth Soccer AssociationKyle Lubrano: Chief Athlete Safety Officer Players Health