Check-InAll course participants, including commuters, should arrive on Monday, June 10th, 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 14th.
Travel InformationTransportation to and from San Francisco State University is the responsibility of each candidate. You have the choice of three airports that all serve the area. The San Francisco International Airport is located approximately 15 miles (15-20 minutes) from the SFSU campus. The Oakland International Airport is approximately 28 miles (40 minutes) and the San Jose International Airport is approximately 44 miles (50 minutes) from the SFSU campus. Course candidates should plan arrival for Monday, June 10th, in time to check-in between 1:00 - 2:45 pm and should plan departure no earlier than 1:30 pm on Friday, June 14th.
Candidates are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to SF State University and for return transportation to the airport upon departure. There are public transportation options from the airport to the hotel, but the airport is also 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, June 10th and ends with breakfast on Friday, June 14th. Food-service hours and location for the academy will be announced at the first academy meeting on Monday evening (June 10th). Cost of any additional meals, en route to and from San Francisco State University, is the responsibility of each candidate.
Lodging InformationAcademy lodging will be in Mary Ward Hall located 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 10, 2019. Candidates are responsible for all other incidental expenses (key deposit, parking, phone, fans, etc.).
The United Soccer Coaches Academy fee covers the cost of four nights lodging (June 10-14). Candidates arriving prior to June10th and departing after June 14th 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 10, 2019.
What to BringThe June weather in northern California can range from mild to very 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.