Check-InAll course participants, including commuters, should arrive on Monday, June 24th, in time to check-in between 1:00 and 2:45 pm. Check-in will be in the lobby of South Campus Residence Hall. Candidates should plan departure no earlier than 1:30 pm on Friday, June 28th.
Travel InformationTransportation to and from Curry College is the responsibility of each candidate. The area is serviced by the Boston Logan International Airport - located approximately 35 miles from the Curry College campus or by the Providence, RI airport - located approximately 1 hr. from the campus. Course candidates should plan arrival for Monday, June 24th, in time to check-in between 1:00-2:45 pm and should plan departure no earlier than 1:30 pm on Friday, June 28th.
Candidates are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the hotel 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 pre-course assignments for the National Diploma.
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 24th and ends with breakfast on Friday, June 28th. Food-service hours and location for the academy will be announced at the first academy meeting on Monday evening (June 24th). Cost of any additional meals, en route to and from Curry College, is the responsibility of each candidate.
Lodging InformationAcademy lodging will be in South Campus Residence Hall located on the Curry 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 May 24, 2019.
The United Soccer Coaches Academy fee covers the cost of four nights lodging (June 24-28). Candidates arriving prior to June 24th and departing after June 28th are responsible for the cost of additional nights lodging and should make their own arrangements.
South Campus Residence 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 email@example.com.
What to BringThe late June weather in the Boston area 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.