The United Soccer Coaches digital convention is set for Jan. 11-15
The United Soccer Coaches last month announced that its 2021 convention will be an interactive digital convention.
The convention was scheduled to be held south of LA in Anaheim, California. but the organization decided to cancel the actual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and create a web-based version instead.
â€œThe game hasnâ€™t changed, just the game plan!â€ United Soccer Coaches said in a press release.
The USC added that in the next months the organization will release more detailed information on the web-based convention.
That will include presenters, coaches diplomas, vendor and networking opportunities and registration information.
â€œWhile the loss of an in-person event is disappointing, we are excited to deliver our Convention in this new interactive digital format for 2021,â€ said Lynn Berling-Manuel, United Soccer Coaches CEO. â€œThis continues as a remarkable opportunity to unite coaches and the larger soccer community across the country and around the world. Now itâ€™s from the convenience of their own homes and will still foster a real sense of personal connection in these uncertain times.â€
For years the annual convention is the hot-spot event for coaches, first in it’s kind for education, networking, advocacy, and recognition. All of this for 2021 will be delivered in an interactive digital form.
Over the course of the week, subscribers will be able to choose from a vast range of daily lectures, on field, and group sessions just like at the past in-person conventions. Field sessions will be have interactive features allowing for direct or group conversation between attendees.
â€œDuring this time of unprecedented interruption in our lives, we can always find comfort in the soccer community we are tied to.â€ United Soccer Coaches President Kevin Sims said. â€œWith change comes the opportunity to create, and the association is well-equipped and committed to create an unmatched digital experience to deliver to its 2021 Convention attendees.â€
The United Soccer Coaches will promote the Digital Exhibit Hall extensively with a broad multi-channel promotional campaign including email, social media, podcasts, webinars, and advertising.
Digital Convention Dates & Times
Monday, January 11, 2021 â€“ Friday, January 15, 2021: 9 AM â€“ 5 PM CST