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Reasons to Attend Convention

Reasons to Attend Convention

You May Ask Yourself: Why should I Attend Convention? 

The investment you make to attend Convention will bring you a payout in countless ways with your personal and professional development. This event is a world-class opportunity to invest in your career, your players, and the coaching profession. The following are a few examples of how you will benefit from the Convention.

Education 

You will learn from and spend time with some of the most accomplished presenters during the hundreds of sessions that are offered. These also include core and special topic diplomas which will be available. These programs will result in better coaching experiences for you, your players, and overall on-field success.

Career Development/Networking 

The networking opportunities alone will make an impact on your career. You will create and build relationships with new, like-minded coaches and form friendships that will last a lifetime. You will also be able to meet up with coaching friends, colleagues, and contacts that you may only get to see once a year.

The Business of Soccer

The Exhibit Hall is a vibrant marketplace of a variety of companies that make it a one-stop shop for all your team needs. Companies range from equipment, apparel, insurance, tournaments, all the way to awards companies. Meet with new companies to learn about new products and discounts to equip your team for next season!

New Experiences Added All the Time

Each and every year Convention offers new and exciting ways to enhance your experience. From offering the Advanced National Diploma at Convention to previously hosting the MLS and NWSL Drafts, you’ll always find something new at this annual event. 

 

Convention Resources to Help Make the Decision

Attending Convention can be a financial decision that requires time and consideration, and you may need to ask decision-makers in your organization for financial assistance. We’ve created the following resources to help assist in making the ask.

Get Involved with Your Coaching Community

United Soccer Coaches advocates for issues that affect the membership at every level of the game. Our Advocacy Groups are led by volunteers (coaches like you) who want to give back to the game that has given them so much. Convention serves as an excellent time to meet fellow coaches and get involved in our advocacy efforts.