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. Over 1,000 athletes are recognized each year.
The All-America Ceremony will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in the Baltimore Convention Center Ballroom. The event is being held in conjunction with the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.
Tickets for All-America players are complimentary. Additional tickets for the celebration and reception for family and friends may be purchased for $30 in advance and $35 on site. We expect nearly 1,400 attendees so make your plans to attend now!
The ceremony features a graduation-style procession of the 2019 All-Americans and Scholar All-Americans 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 ceremony befitting of a memorable event in your lifetime.
Amanda Duffy, President of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), will be presented with the Honorary All-America Award at the event. The Jerry Yeagley Award for Exceptional Personal Achievement will be presented to a former college soccer player. We also expect two professional players representing MLS and NWSL to be in attendance and congratulate the All-Americans.
We have reserved a special block of rooms at several downtown hotels in Baltimore.
Players must register for the All-America Ceremony and Reception to obtain access to the reserved block and special rates.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email, which will contain the housing link and access code to book your hotel.
The Baltimore Housing Bureau manages all aspects of hotel reservations for our event. If you have any questions about housing, please contact them at 800-282-6632 or at email@example.com.
Players attending the luncheon must check-in at the All-America Registration located in the Camden Yards Lobby located on the third floor of the Baltimore Convention Center.
Players will receive ceremony/reception tickets for each person attending the event.
On-site registration hours will be from 1 pm–5 pm ET on Friday, January 17, and 8 am–1 pm ET on Saturday, January 18.
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 ceremony in Baltimore will have their All-America certificates and medals mailed to them by early February. A supply of the gifts may be available for purchase (while supplies last) for those unable to attend the event in Baltimore.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact Awards Manager, Steve Veal at firstname.lastname@example.org or College Programs Coordinator, Pat Madden at email@example.com, or call the United Soccer Coaches Offices at 816-471-1941 for assistance.