KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2021) – United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce that Volkswagen is bringing three additional sessions to the 2021 Digital Convention lineup slated for January 11-15.

The three new sessions include an interview with U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter; a panel discussion with two-time FIFA World Cup Champion and Former USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis, U.S. Soccer Coaching Development Educator Karla Thompson, and North Carolina FC Youth Coach Emma Thomson; as well as a Team VW Ambassador Panel featuring U.S. National Team players Tyler Adams, Crystal Dunn, Jordan Morris, and Kelley O’Hara. All three sessions will be moderated by SiriusXM FC’s Glenn Crooks.

“Volkswagen has been a terrific supporter of the Digital Convention,” said Lynn Berling-Manuel, CEO of United Soccer Coaches. “Gregg Berhalter joining us as a first-time participant is an important addition for all of our coaches and Jill Ellis is always fantastic. The Team VW lineup also adds to the Convention excitement and was made possible with the help of Volkswagen.”

Volkswagen will also have a presence in the Digital Exhibit Hall with some unique features for Convention attendees. Visitors to the VW booth will have the opportunity to tour two vehicles using an Augmented Reality (AR) showroom, which will be accessible through QR codes located in the booth. The vehicles available to tour virtually are the all-new electric 2021 VW ID.4 EV and the all-new 2022 Taos compact SUV. Volkswagen will host a live Product Specialist chat on January 12, 13 and 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST to answer product questions. Additionally, the videos from the three VW sessions will be featured in their booth after they have aired.

Full details are below:

Live Product Specialist Chat at the VW booth
January 12-14 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Team VW Ambassador Panel
Monday, Jan. 11 at 11:20 a.m. CST
Featuring: Tyler Adams, Crystal Dunn, Jordan Morris, Kelley O’Hara
Topic: 2020 and 2021 soccer landscape

Interview with Gregg Berhalter
Monday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. CST
Topic: cultivating leadership, managing young players, FIFA World Cup Qualifying

Panel Discussion with Jill Ellis, Karla Thompson, and Emma Thomson
Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 4:15 p.m. CST
Topic: coaching education, development and mentorship for female coaches; SheChampions Mentorship program

Glenn Crooks hosts “The Coaching Academy” Wednesdays on SiriusXM FC, SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 soccer channel (channel 157). Portions of these sessions will air on SiriusXM FC at a later date.