How to follow US Club Soccer at the United Soccer Coaches Convention
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 18, 2022) – US Club Soccer is returning to the United Soccer Coaches Convention this week, Jan. 19-23, at the Kansas City Convention Center.
Follow US Club Soccer’s coverage from the event via the organization’s social media below. The official event hashtag is #UnitedCV22.
As has been the case at previous during previous Conventions, US Club Soccer will be hosting classroom and field sessions with its long-time technical partner, LaLiga. Additionally, US Club Soccer CEO Mike Cullina and ECNL President Christian Lavers will participate in 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 (Convention Center 2103AB)
- 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 2105)
Additionally, US Club Soccer Regional Board Director Hue Menzies will also participate in a session on Friday, Jan. 21, titled: “Three Color Transition” from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Demo Field A. Menzies is the executive director of Florida Kraze Krush and technical director of the Jamaican women’s national team.
Beyond these educational opportunities, 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, GotSport, Positive Coaching Alliance, SoccerParenting, SportSessionPlanner, TopYa! and others. Make sure to download the United Soccer Coaches app here to access the most up-to-date schedules, presenters, educational resources and more.
If you are planning to attend the convention, please contact your membership services representative.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER
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.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.