Check-InAll course participants, including commuters, should arrive on Monday, July 9th, in time to check-in between 1:00-2:45 pm. Check-in will be at the Hampton Inn and Suites Raleigh/Cary 1-40, located at 111 Hampton Woods Lane, Raleigh, NC 27607. Candidates should plan departure no earlier than 2:00 pm on Friday, July 13th.
Travel InformationTransportation to and from WakeMed Soccer Park and the Hampton Inn and Suites is the responsibility of each candidate. The area is serviced by the Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) - located approximately 6 miles from the Hampton Inn and Suites. Course candidates should plan arrival for Monday, July 9th, in time to check-in between 1:00-2:45pm pm and should plan departure no earlier than 2:00 pm on Friday, July 13th.
Candidates are responsible for their own transportation during the course. Candidates will be travelling between the Hampton Inn and Suites and WakeMed Soccer park for the duration of the course.
The Hampton Inn is within walking distance to WakeMed Soccer park where meals, classroom and field sessions will be held.
Pre-Course AssignmentThere are no pre-course assignments for the Premier 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, 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 afternoon (July 9). Cost of any additional meals, en route to and from Cary is the responsibility of each candidate.
Lodging InformationAcademy lodging will be at the Hampton Inn and Suites Raleigh/Cary I-40, located at 111 Hampton Woods Ln., Raleigh, NC 27607. 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 9, 2018. Candidates will need to have a credit card available for the hotel at check-in to cover any other incidental expenses.
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 BringWe recommend being prepared for rain and strongly suggest sunscreen and caps. Among other personal items, you should bring shin guards, a notebook with paper, pens and pencils, practice gear, training suit, rain suit, soccer shoes and flats. You do not need to bring a soccer ball or water bottle as those are provided to candidates 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.