METUCHEN, NJ - This January 9-13 at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago, IL, the 2019 United Soccer Coaches (USC) Convention will take place. This will be the fourth consecutive convention for United Women's Soccer (UWS), heralding another successful calendar year while looking forward to continued growth. The USC Convention and US Youth Soccer Workshop draws more than 6,300 coaches and more than 11,000 attendees.
When the Exhibit Hall opens up on Thursday, January 10, fans, friends and prospective players & teams can find United Women's Soccer at Booth 615. Follow UWS on social media for live updates and more as we host our annual Annual General Meeting at the USC Convention. For full information, visit their official website at UnitedSoccerCoachesConvention.org.
"We are excited to kick off the new year with the United Soccer Coaches Convention," said UWS Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. "I'm looking forward to seeing long-time friends and colleagues as we prime ourself for what promises to be an exciting 2019 season."
The 2019 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft will take place on Thursday, January 10 at 12:00 PM ET. Thirteen United Women's Soccer (UWS) alumni were on the initial list of draft-eligible players, highlighted by 2018 All-UWS Second Team selection Sabrina Flores (LA Galaxy OC Women) and 2018 West Conference Offensive Player of the Year Hailey North (Real Salt Lake Women). For our pre-draft release with information on how players can register for the draft as well as team draft order, click HERE.
Billed as "The World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches and Administrators," there will be more than 250 educational opportunities consisting of live field demonstrations, classroom sessions, meal and social functions, award presentations, coaching diplomas and more. Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, United Soccer Coaches is the world's largest soccer coaches association. United Soccer Coaches elevates the game through advocacy, education and service. For more information, visit their official website at UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.
About United Women's Soccer (UWS): a national women's soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media can contact the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league's official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.