Register for the 2012 US Youth Workshop
US Youth Soccer Awards Gala held in conjunction with annual convention
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The registration for the 2012 US Youth Soccer Workshop, to be held in Boston Feb. 16-18, opens today. More than 1,500 soccer coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts are expected at the organization's annual convention to be held at the Hynes Convention Center.
The convention features educational sessions for those involved in youth soccer including field demonstrations for coaches. In addition to the educational opportunities, the convention features an exhibit hall with more than 200 exhibitors expected, featuring the latest soccer equipment, technology, apparel, fundraising ideas and more. The exhibit hall grand opening is Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6-8 p.m. The hall is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The US Youth Soccer Awards Gala will serve as the highlight of Friday night in Boston. The Gala will showcase and reward soccer successes of the past year and over a lifetime. In addition to inducting the fifth class of 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 Volunteer of the Year, Goal and Save of the Year and Young Referee of the Year (male and female).
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, Feb. 17 and running through Saturday afternoon.
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 and 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.
The full registration fee includes entry to all sessions, US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, President's Reception, The After Party and exhibit hall. Registration opens on Sept. 1, 2011, at USYouthSoccer.org/Workshop
2012 US Youth Soccer Workshop
Who: Coaches, referees, administrators and exhibitors
What: 2012 US Youth Soccer Workshop
When: Feb. 16-18, 2012
Where: Hynes Convention Center | Boston, Mass.