US Club Soccer will be at the 2022 United Soccer Coaches Convention

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 22, 2021) – US Club Soccer will be returning to the United Soccer Coaches Convention, which is less than a month away, January 19-23, 2022, in Kansas City at the Kansas City Convention Center.

As has been the case at previous United Soccer Coaches conventions, US Club Soccer will be hosting classroom and field sessions with its long-time technical partner, LaLiga. Additionally, US Club Soccer with be pairing with the ECNL on a panel session:

  • Thursday, Jan. 20; 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Field session“Pressing stimulus and collective decision making in the defensive phase” with LaLiga Formation Methodology experts Juan Florit and Carlos Casal (Demo Field Hall A)
  • Friday, Jan. 21; 3:15-4:15 p.m. – Panel session“The relationship between a club and league; a case study of Athletic Club Bilbao and LaLiga, presented by US Club Soccer and LaLiga” with US Club Soccer CEO Mike Cullina, LaLiga’s Juan Florit and Andoni Bombin of Athletic Club (Convention Center 3501BD)
  • Saturday, Jan. 22; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lecture session“Leading in a Dynamic Youth Soccer Environment, presented by ECNL and US Club Soccer” with Christian Lavers – ECNL President, Mike Cullina – US Club Soccer CEO, and Gary Buete – NCFC (Convention Center 2013AB)
  • Saturday, Jan. 22; 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Lecture session“Athletic Club Bilbao’s Academy Model, presented by US Club Soccer” with Andoni Bombin, Head of Training Methodology, Athletic Club (Convention Center 3501BD)

Beyond these sessions, US Club Soccer encourages attendees to attend sessions and exhibit hall booths led by its sponsors, resources and experts – a collection of best-in-class resources advancing the mission and vision of US Club Soccer, as well as the Players First pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

Some of US Club Soccer’s sponsors, resources and experts that will be on site for the United Soccer Coaches Convention include: BeastModeSoccer, Beyond Pulse, FitFor90, Positive Coaching Alliance, SoccerParenting, SportSessionPlanner, TopYa! and others. More details on sessions by US Club Soccer and its partners, resources and experts will be released closer to the event date. 

Need to access schedules, presenters, education resources, and more for the 2022 United Soccer Coaches convention? Make sure to download the United Soccer Coaches app here. If you are planning to attend the convention, please contact your membership services representative.


A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

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