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USYS TOPSoccer Coaching Symposium


2019 US Youth Soccer Midwest Region 

We are starting to get closer to the dates so now is the time to start making plans to attend if you haven't done so already. We are shaping up to have an amazing symposium this year with many speakers coming directly from the topics you all suggested at last year's symposium.  Attached you will find an agenda for the events and speakers for the weekend:

Our goal is to get a minimum of at least one representative from each state association.
Illinois Youth Soccer Office
1655 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Registration is online. There is a $75 fee that will be used to offset the costs of the event. Please register as early as possible so we can manage our expectations on headcounts. Register at:

If you are flying in.  I suggest you use Uber/Lyft to travel to the Arlington Heights. There should be enough coaches who are driving to get rides to and from the hotel to the IYSA office. The trip should take around 20 minutes from O'Hare, and 60 minutes from Midway airport.

We have negotiated a $96 rate for the weekend. The hotel is less than a mile away from the IYSA office. The group rate will only be available until June 28th so don't put this off if you plan to attend.
Book online at: 
The group rate is available for a few days before and a few days after the event if you want to stay in Chicago for a little longer.  Just adjust the dates to what you need.
Courtyard Chicago Arlington Heights/South
100 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Certification Course
If you have never had the chance to take the certification course, or would like a refresher, we will be offering the course on Friday afternoon.  The classroom portion will begin at 3:00pm CST and the field portion will take place immediately following the classroom portion (approximately 5:00pm CST) at a field within walking distance to the IYSA office.
Friday Night Social
For those of you arriving on Friday we will be having a networking dinner at 7:30pm.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Cash bar will be available as well.  Weather providing we will be seating in the outdoor patio area. 
Saturday Night 
We will be exploring downtown Chicago. Transportation will be provided.  
This is always an amazing event and there is no better way to share information and network amongst your TOPSoccer peers.  Please make every effort to attend.  The more people we have attending the better the event will be.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  I'll be sending this message as a friendly reminder in the coming weeks but make your plans now!
Shawn Danhouser
(630) 935-7263