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 12, 2019 in the Skyline Ballroom of McCormick Place West Building in Chicago, IL. 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 2018 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 luncheon befitting of a memorable event in your lifetime.
Hank Steinbrecher, former Secretary-General of US Soccer (1990-2000) during which the United States hosted two World Cups (1994 and 1999) and an Olympic Game (1996), will accept the prestigious Honorary All-America Award at the event. We also expect one or two players from Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League to attend to congratulate players and their families.
We have reserved a special block of rooms at several downtown hotels in Chicago.
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.
ConferenceDirect is the official housing services of the Convention. If you experience any problems booking a room, please contact them at 855-623-2117. If you intend to book your hotel over the phone, please make sure you have your access code available.
Players attending the luncheon must check-in at the All-America Registration counters located in Skyline Ballroom – 375A of McCormick Place West Building.
Players will receive ceremony/reception tickets and a Convention badge for each person attending the event.
On-site registration hours will be from 1 pm – 5 pm on Friday, January 11, and 9 am – 1 pm on Saturday, January 12.
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 and medals mailed to them by early February.
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.