Check-InAll course participants, including commuters, should arrive on Monday, July 9th, in time to check-in between 1:00 and 2:45 pm. Check-in will be in the lobby of Cuerton Hall. Candidates should plan departure no earlier than 1:30 pm on Friday, July 13th.
Transportation to and from Elmhurst College is the responsibility of each candidate. The area is served by the Chicago O'Hare International Airport - located approximately six miles from the Elmhurst College campus. Course candidates should plan arrival for Monday, July 3rd, in time to check-in between 1:00 - 2:45 pm and should plan departure no earlier than 1:30 pm on Friday, July 13th.
Candidates are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the campus and for return transportation to the airport upon departure. A regular Metra commuter train originates in downtown Chicago, at the Chicago and Northwestern Station, and stops two blocks from campus. Taxicabs are also available and the airport is serviced by most rental car agencies for anyone interested in leasing a vehicle for the week.
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, July 9th and ends with breakfast on Friday, July 13th. Food-service hours for the academy will be announced at the first academy meeting on Monday evening (July 9th). Cost of any additional meals, en route to and from Elmhurst College, is the responsibility of each candidate.
Lodging InformationAcademy lodging will be in Cuerton Hall located on the Elmhurst College 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 June 8, 2018.
The United Soccer Coaches Academy fee covers the cost of four nights lodging (July 9-13). Candidates arriving prior to July 9th and departing after July 13th are responsible for the cost of additional nights lodging and should make their own arrangements.
Cuerton Hall is a fully air-conditioned hall. The room package includes pillows, linens, one blanket and towel service. You should bring soap, shampoo, extra towels, and other personal items.
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.
What to BringThe July weather in Chicago 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.