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Save The Coaching Date!

By YESsoccer, 02/03/14, 9:30AM EST


#YESCEE at Aston Villa February 23rd

YESsoccer and its Chicago Fire Camps & Training affiliate are proud to announce our second annual Coach Education Event (#YESCEE), hosted in partnership with English Premier League Club Aston Villa. An invitation-only event, #YESCEE will be held on February 23rd at 'The Academy - Indoor Arena' at Villa Park. 

Our Aston Villa event will highlight a 2014 recruitment season through which YESsoccer will place over 150 international coaches in youth soccer organisations across the U.S. With a high percentage of our 2013 coaches applying to return in 2014, the competition for available positions has been vigorous.

Our Coach Education Event will have two goals: to finalise the selection of our 2014 U.S. coaching team, and to share the core values that make YESsoccer the career choice for coaches. 

The event will be led by our YEScoach ID team, who will take the candidates through practical interactive workshops that prepare them to coach U.S. youth players. As well, the coaching candidates will be asked to prepare and coach a 15-20 minute session for the YEScoach ID team, where body language, tone, and interpersonal skills will be evaluated in addition to the substance of the session. 

YESsoccer is proud to hold its coach education event at Aston Villa, who have an extensive background in youth development. The Villa Football Department deliver programming to over 400,000 young players each year in the midlands. Last season, the club secured Category One status for their Academy following an independent audit of the Club's youth development programmes, which forms part of the Barclays Premier League Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)

In addition to achieving the highest status of the EPPP, the Aston Villa Academy has also emerged as the No.1 ranked Academy in the U.K.

Coaches interested in attending the education day should contact to schedule a personal interview.

Coaches who have been invited to the education day should confirm their place at the event by contacting 

Chicago Fire Camps & Training Director Chris Andrew with Aston Villa's Ian Taylor

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