Check-InAll course participants, including commuters, should arrive on Monday, June 4th, in time to check-in between 1:00 and 2:45 pm. The exact location of check-in will be provided as soon as the location has been identified. Candidates should plan departure no earlier than 1:30 pm on Friday, June 8th.
Travel InformationTransportation to and from Menlo College is the responsibility of each candidate. Menlo College is located in Silicon Valley, just 20 minutes from both the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the San Jose International Airport (SJC). For those candidates flying in to SFO, the San Mateo County District operates a bus service from the airport that stops right in front of the college entrance.
Pre-Course AssignmentThere are no assignments due prior to the start of this course.
MealsCandidates are provided 11 meals as a part of the registration fee, including four (4) breakfasts, three (3) lunches and four (4) dinners. Meal service begins with dinner on Monday, June 4th and ends with breakfast on Friday, June 8th. Food-service hours and location for the academy will be announced at the first academy meeting on Monday evening (June 4th). Cost of any additional meals, en route to and from Menlo College, is the responsibility of each candidate.
Lodging InformationAll course candidates staying on-site will be housed in Menlo College housing, on campus. Rooms will be reserved for all candidates, prior to the course, by United Soccer Coaches based on double occupancy. Requests for roommates will be honored, if possible, but must be requested no later than May 5, 2018.
The United Soccer Coaches Academy fee covers the cost of four nights lodging (June 4-8). Candidates arriving prior to June 4th and departing after June 8th are responsible for the cost of additional nights lodging and should make their own arrangements.
Single RoomsThere are a limited number of single rooms available for the course. Those candidates requesting a single room will be charged an additional $300 to have a single room for the duration of the course. Requests should be e-mailed to Allison Pronske at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 5, 2018.
What to BringEarly June weather in the Silicon Valley is usually warm to hot. We recommend being prepared for rain and strongly suggest sunscreen and caps. Among other personal items, you should bring a polo/golf shirt, shin guards, a notebook with paper, pens and pencils, practice gear, training suit, rain suit, soccer shoes and flats. All candidates will receive a ball, ball pump, water bottle and 3 scrimmage vests on-site.
Course SafetyUnited Soccer Coaches reminds course candidates that they must have their own insurance coverage. United Soccer Coaches will not be responsible for medical payment for injuries which occur as a result of participation in the course. United Soccer Coaches also reminds all course candidates to wear shin guards for practical sessions. Coaches participating in practical sessions without wearing shin guards do so at their own risk.
CEU OpportunityCandidates can earn 5 CEU's (continuing education units) through the United States Sports Academy by completing the National, Advanced National, Premier and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas. Additional information about this opportunity is available at https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/Education.