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US Youth Soccer and NSCAA merge annual conventions beginning 2013

February 17, 2012 10:12 AM

Event slated for January 16-20, 2013 in Indianapolis
FRISCO, Texas (February 17, 2012) US Youth Soccer and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), two of the nation's soccer leaders, are merging their respective annual gatherings for the first time in January 2013 to create the game's most influential event of the year.  The combined convention will appeal to the entire soccer community as US Youth Soccer brings the annual US Youth Soccer Workshop to the NSCAA Convention. 
"To create the best, largest and most impactful opportunity for both of our respective members is our first priority," said John Sutter, US Youth Soccer president.  "The benefits of exposing a larger pool of coaches and administrators to our combined efforts, our shared missions and philosophies to our members, and to create the largest celebration of our sport is exciting to both US Youth Soccer and NSCAA."
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the nation, was established in 1974 with the mission to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.
"We are excited to welcome the US Youth Soccer Workshop to the NSCAA Convention," stated Joe Cummings, NSCAA CEO and Executive Director, "and look forward to growing and enhancing the Convention educational and networking opportunities for coaches, administrators and referees together. Bringing the US Youth Soccer Workshop to the NSCAA Convention is extremely beneficial to the membership of both organizations."
Founded in 1941, the NSCAA's mission is to help its members excel in their coaching careers as well as advance the coaching of soccer, thereby improving players, through a commitment to provide the best coaching education, convention and member services and benefits to the soccer community.
The 2013 NSCAA Convention will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis January 16-20, 2013. Find out more information about the Convention at
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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
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About the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the NSCAA is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world. Since its founding in 1941, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 6,000 soccer coaches each year. Find out more about the NSCAA at


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