The All-America and Scholar All-America awards programs are administered under the auspices of United Soccer Coaches, the world’s largest soccer coach’s organization. It includes recognition of male and female players at the youth, high school, junior college and senior college levels. Nearly 1,000 athletes are recognized each year.
We hope you will be able to attend the annual All-America Luncheon, at 12 noon on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in the Grand Ballroom B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The event is being held in conjunction with the 71st annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.
Registration for the luncheon must be done online at the registration link above. Luncheon tickets for All-America players are complimentary. Additional tickets for family and friends may be purchased for $65 in advance, $75 on site and $25 for children (under 12 years). We expect nearly 1,400 attendees and the event will sell out so make your reservations early. The deadline for purchase of luncheon tickets is 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, January 16.
The All-America Luncheon program features a graduation style presentation of the award winners on stage. Players are introduced, cross the stage and are congratulated by soccer celebrities with whom you can pose for a photo. National Players of the Year are introduced last in each group for special recognition. We suggest appropriate dress for the luncheon befitting of a memorable event in your lifetime.
Stuart Sharp, Head Coach of the US Paralympic National Team and two players from the team, will accept the prestigious United Soccer Coaches Honorary All-America Award at the event. We also expect one or two players from Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League to appear at the luncheon to congratulate the All-America players and their families.
We have reserved a block of rooms at several downtown hotels in Philadelphia.
Players must Register for the All-America program and then will be able to reserve a room and obtain special rates.
Players attending the luncheon must check-in at the All-America Registration counters located in the Grand Hall of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Players will receive luncheon tickets and a Convention badge for each person attending the luncheon.
On-site registration hours will be from 1 pm – 5 pm on Friday, January 19, and 8 am – 12 noon on Saturday, January 20.
After checking in, Players will then be directed to the Awards Room to pick up All-America certificates, medals and attendance gift.
Those individuals who are unable to attend the luncheon will have their All-America certificates, medals and small gift mailed to them by early February but will not receive the attendance gift and other items provided in Philadelphia for those attending the luncheon
If you have any questions or problems, please contact Steve Veal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Madden at email@example.com or call the United Soccer Coaches Office at 816-471-1941 for assistance.