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.
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.
The networking 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.
Programs will also equip you with skills around resume writing, negotiations, and career development. The U30 Coaches Experience features activities that create a unique bond among up and coming coaches. All the while, a career fair, job board, and Exhibitor “Now Hiring” feature will bring job seekers and employers together.
The Business of Soccer
The Exhibit Hall is a vibrant marketplace of more than 375 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!
As a bonus, the MLS and NWSL drafts (which will be held during the Convention) demonstrate the business of soccer in action at the highest level of the game.
Los Angeles Location
After 22 years, the Convention is in the West coast members’ back yard! Here are some great reasons you should head to LA
- All flights lead to LA! Due to the sheer volume of flights that go through LA, low-priced airfares are plentiful. Start looking now and we’ll keep an eye on rates for you, too.
- Get around easily!
- Downtown LA is cool! GQ Magazine recently called DTLA “The Capital of Cool” as home to the thriving central business district as well as a vibrant residential neighborhood. Enjoy restaurants, bars, nightlife, and sporting events.
- Stay a while longer! All hotel discounted rates apply before and after the Convention. Within a two hour radius, LA iconic spots are at your fingertips including: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Universal Studios, Griffith Park Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, and Disneyland.
- The Weather: Do we have to say it?! January weather in Los Angeles is some of the mildest the area sees all year, with an average temperature of about 55°F and sunny. Revel in warmth and leave your stadium coat at home.