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Networking Opportunities at the 2014 NSCAA Convention

Beyond the core coaching education sessions, there are a slew of networking opportunities that we highly recommend coaches attend throughout Convention week to make new contacts and friendships. 

Below is a list of the main networking events at the NSCAA Convention to help all coaches grow and learn from one another. If not for the networking, go for the free food and beverage! Either way, we are certain you will get something out of attending one or more of these events.

 

  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
    • When: Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.
    • Location: Exhibit Hall
    • Description: First night of exhibits opening to the attendees
    • Benefit: First chance to see the latest soccer products and services PLUS free beverages
  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour (NEW this year)
    • When: Friday, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Exhibit Hall
    • Description: Social hour for attendees to have conversations and meet with exhibitors
    • Benefit: More networking with exhibitors PLUS free beverages and light snacks
  • Exhibit Hall Networking Break
    • When: Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Location: Exhibit Hall
    • Description: Business and networking opportunities for coaches and exhibitors
    • Benefit: Free lunch
  • College Coaches Awards Reception presented by Cal South and Costa Rica Soccer Tours
    • When: Thursday, 5 - 6 p.m.
    • Location: Marriott Liberty Ballroom
    • Description: Honoring college coaches accomplishments throughout the year
    • Benefit: Dinner (included in meal ticket purchase), and opportunities to mingle with coaches of a similar type and mindset
  • High School and Youth Awards Breakfast
    • When: Friday, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
    • Location: Marriott Liberty Ballroom
    • Description: Honoring youth and high school coaches accomplishments throughout the year
    • Benefit: Breakfast (included in meal ticket purchase), and opportunities to mingle with coaches of similar type and mindset
  • Future Coaches Social (NEW this year)
    • When: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Description: A social for coaches who have completed the NSCAA Future Coaches Special Topics Diploma track throughout the week. This counts for the final session of that track.
    • Benefit: Beverages and light snacks. Opportunity to mingle with other up and coming coaches.
  • Coaches of Women Soccer Breakfast
    • When: Saturday, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
    • Location: Marriott Liberty Ballroom
    • Description: This banquet honors the accomplishments and dedicated service of coaches of women around the country and throughout the year. 
    • Benefit: Breakfast (included with meal ticket purchase) and opportunity to network with other female coaches and coaches of female players.
  • The Social for Coaches of Female Athletes: Presented by the NSCAA Women's Committee
    • When: Thursday, 9:30 - 11 p.m.
    • Location: Marriott Liberty Ballroom
    • Description: Some of the best and the brightest in the women's game gather at this social to network and catch up on the year. If you coach female athletes, you do not want to miss this social. 
    • Benefit: Beverages and light snacks. Opportunity to meet new people and add household names to your network.
  • Director of Coaching and Club Administrator Reception, Presented by the NSCAA Club Standards Project
    • When: Thursday, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Marriott Independence Ballroom
    • Description: Directors of Coaching, Administrators and other organizational leadership gather at this event to share ideas and learn about NSCAA Club opportunities such as the Member Club Program, Club Standards Project and Coaching Education available for this group.
    • Benefit: Beverages and light snacks. Opportunity to meet others in similar positions and partner your organization with the NSCAA on a variety of levels.
  • The NSCAA Women's Committee / Alliance of Women's Coaches Gathering
    • ​When: Friday, 11:30am to 1:00pm
    • Location: Marriott Independence Ballroom
    • Description: Networking Event for Female Coaches. Opportunity to meet top female coaches in the game, network and mingle with other female coaches.   
    • Benefit: Beverages and light lunch.
  • ​NSCAA Latin American Soccer Coaches Committee Reception
    • ​When: Friday, 5:30 - 6:30pm
    • Location: M - Liberty Ballroom Salon A 
    • Description: Social opportunity to network with like-minded coaches. 
    • Benefit: Beverages and light snacks.
  • NSCAA Black Soccer Coaches Committee Reception
    • ​When: Friday, 5:30 - 6:30pm
    • Location: M - Liberty Ballroom Salon C 
    • Description: Social opportunity to network with like-minded coaches. 
    • Benefit: Beverages and light snacks.
  • NSCAA Native American Soccer Coaches Committee Reception
    • ​When: Friday, 4:00 - 5:00pm
    • Location: M - 411
    • Description: Social opportunity to network with like-minded coaches. 
    • Benefit: Beverages and light snacks.

 

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