Urban Soccer Symposium
The Urban Soccer Symposium hosts urban soccer programmers and speakers from across the nation who are dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. The Symposium features three days of interactive workshops focused on sharing best practices and maximizing organizations' impact in the community. In addition to the workshops, the Symposium features Capitol Hill Day, in which attendees go on Capitol Hill to meet with government officials to discuss how soccer is positively impacting children in their communities. Furthermore, the Symposium hosts the Urban Soccer Diploma - a special course that seeks to assist coaches working in non-traditional soccer environments.
In 2016 - the Urban Soccer Symposium turns 10! Celebrate the 10th anniversary with us by clicking here to register for the Symposium!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: EDDIE JOHNSON
Eddie Johnson played the majority of his fourteen-year club career in the U.S. with various Major League Soccer teams, notching 71 goals in MLS league play. Eddie also spent three-and-one-half years with several European clubs. Mr. Johnson played for the United States men's national soccer team from 2004 to 2014, and was part of the U.S. squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Eddie will speak on Sunday, March 13th at 9:00am.
Don't miss early bird registration!
In order to continue to support the growth of the grassroots soccer movement, we are committed to ensuring that the Symposium remains accessible to smaller organizations. Therefore, registration fees are based on your organization’s annual operating budget.
- $150 registration fee for organizations with an annual operational budget of less than $1 million dollars
- $300 registration fee for organizations with an annual operational budget of more than $1 million dollars
These rates will increase starting February 15th, don't miss out!
The Urban Soccer Diploma is hosted during the Urban Soccer Symposium. It is the product of a unique and exciting collaboration between the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). This "Special Topics" Diploma is youth development focused and aims to provide tools to coaches working in non-traditional soccer settings. Click the button below to learn more and register!
Washington Marriott Georgetown
WHAT TO EXPECT: A LOOK BACK AT THE 2015 URBAN SOCCER SYMPOSIUM
Presented by Soccer Shots, the 2015 Urban Soccer Symposium was the largest Symposium to date. Over 200 attendees gathered in Washington, D.C. to hear keynote speakers, including U.S. Women's National Team member - Ali Krieger, and learn from representatives of notable organizations including Ashoka, Mass Mentoring Partnership, NSCAA, and Soccer Across America. Click here to view the 2015 Urban Soccer Symposium Schedule.
SUPPORTING THE URBAN SOCCER SYMPOSIUM
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Urban Soccer Symposium, please contact Patricia Arty.
Thank you to our partners for their support of the 2015 Urban Soccer Symposium!