Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I register?
    You can register online by visiting our Registration Page (via the top navigation menu) or by calling the clinic office at 860-674-1500. When you register online you will receive a confirmation email and, if applicable, directions where to send your payment (if you did not pay with a credit card).

  2. What is the individual preregistration rate?
    The early registration coach rate is $175, if registered and paid in full by midnight on November 15, 2017. After November 16, 2017, the coach pre-registration rate is $195 - payment requested within two weeks of registration. Registrations after February 23, 2018 will be considered an "At-the-Door" Registration and charged at a rate of $215 per person. Our Student/Player registration rate is $79 for the entire event--that's less than half price (student/player rate remains the same for "At-the-Door" registrations).

  3. What do I receive as part of my clinic registration?
    Registration provides you with a credential the gives you full access to all the event coaches sessions as well as the Exhibitor Zone. As part of your registration, you will receive a credential with lanyard (you must wear this at all times to enter the clinic) and an event gift bag full of great soccer items! Your registration also entitles you to complimentary coffee on Friday and Saturday morning (while supplies last).

  4. Do you have special rates for groups?
    Yes, groups of 5 or more coaches are $170.00 per person. Students (under 18) are admitted for $79 and can be included in the group numbers although there is no discount for them. No additional promotion may be applied to a group registration rate. Please click on the following link for information regarding procedures for group registration: Group Registration Procedures.

  5. What methods of payment does the event accept for Registration?
    The Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic accepts credit card payments online as well as checks via mail. The SCCC accepts the following credit cards - MasterCard, Visa and Discover. We no longer accept American Express credit cards. Checks should be made payable to "Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic" and sent to: Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic c/o Gold, Orluk & Partners, LLC PO Box 1177 Avon, CT 06001

  6. What level coaches can benefit from this event?
    Our goal is to provide coaches with the tools, insights and cutting edge education to become better coaches. We seek to offer a range of sessions that provide value to coaches of all levels - from youth coaches to premier travel coaches to high school coaches to college coaches. We select our presenters very carefully and develop a new clinic curriculum each year. We believe that coaches of all levels will benefit from attending the Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic.

  7. Where does the clinic take place at Mohegan Sun?
    Registration takes place in the Mohegan Sun Convention Center's Prefunction Area and general sessions take place in the Mohegan Sun Center's Uncas Ballroom (we build a soccer field so that we can provide large-scale demonstrations with demonstrators that help to "paint a picture" of activities/concepts for our attending coaches). We also offer special break-out sessions that take place in the Upper Level Meeting Rooms of the Mohegan Sun Convention Center.

  8. Is there a different fee if I can only attend one day?
    We only offer the weekend rate of $195 (pre-registration pricing). However, both Friday and Saturday are full days so it may be worth attending just one day...

  9. Will I get a receipt for my payment so I can turn it in for reimbursement?
    When you register online, you will receive billing details (either completed or pending completion) for the clinic in your confirmation email. If your school needs further documentation, please email us at info@soccerchampionsclinic.com and we will send you a detailed invoice.

  10. What is your cancellation/refund policy?
    No refunds for 2018 event registrations will be given after February 1, 2018 (an administrative fee of $25 will be charged for refunds approved prior to Feb. 1, 2018). The event will NOT be cancelled for any reason, including in the event of inclement weather.

  11. Who is presenting and will they change?
    We have some of the top coaches in the world presenting at the 2018 Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic - see the Presenters page on our website for details. Please be aware the presenters and program are subject to change.

  12. Does the cost of the clinic include meals while in attendance?
    The Soccer Champions Coaches’ Clinic does not provide meals to attendees. However, the Mohegan Sun features a broad range of eating places that are within easy walking distance of the Convention Center. The event has a partnership with Geno's Fast Break Restaurant, which is located just outside the Convention Center doors, that offers all convention attendees a 15% savings on all food & beverage purchases during the three days of the event (just show your event credential to receive this special discount).

  13. Do you have any special hotel rates for attendees?
    Special hotel rates for the Soccer Champions Coaches’ Clinic are available at the beautiful Mohegan Sun Hotel (parking is complimentary and the hotel is attached to the Convention Center for easy access to the event) and the nearby Hyatt Place, Courtyard Marriott, Holiday Inn Norwich and Rosemont Suites. We encourage you to make your reservations early as these room blocks will sell out. For more hotel information and the special promo codes needed to secure discounted convention rates visit our Hotel & Directions page. To make your reservation at the Mohegan Sun Hotel, you may also call 1-866-708-1340 and mention the code "SCCC18."

  14. Is there a deadline to book a room by at the Mohegan Sun Hotel?
    Reservations made after February 13, 2018 will be provided on a space available basis and will be subject to current rates. Please note that the Mohegan Sun Hotel room block may sell out in advance of deadline so we encourage you to make your reservations early.

  15. Do I have to stay over all those nights to get the special rate, or can I just stay over one night?
    The dates listed are the dates that the special rate applies, you can stay over as many or as few nights as you'd like.

  16. How do I get to the Mohegan Sun?
    Please visit the Hotel/Directions page. The address for Mohegan Sun is: One Mohegan Sun Boulevard
    Uncasville, CT 06382

  17. Is there transportation available from the Airport to Mohegan Sun?
    Yes! Transportation is available from both Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT and Providence Airport in RI. Please check with shuttle services in advance for more detail.

  18. Can you explain what the 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses are?
    More details will be coming from U.S. Soccer about these new licenses. Information will likely be available by the end of October. Please check back.

  19. Is there a fee for the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses (7v7, 9v9 & 11v11) course?
    Yes, details to be determined later in October.

  20. Which sessions are mandatory for the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses?
    U.S. Soccer Grassroots License candidates are REQUIRED to attend all of the specially labeled U.S. Soccer Grassroots License sessions. There is NO pre-event coursework required, nor is there a post-event practical field test. Attending the clinic is a great way to obtain ALL THREE of the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses in just 3 days. The exact U.S. Soccer Grassroots License schedule will be posted on our web-site closer to the event on the U.S. Soccer Licensing page.

  21. Is there a test at the end of the program which is required to obtain the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses?
    NO. A practical field test is no longer required by U.S. Soccer for their Grassroots Licenses.

  22. How do I sign up to be a U.S. Soccer Grassroots License candidate?
    You must sign up for the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses course as an optional add-on to your standard Soccer Champions Coaches’ Clinic registration. If you are already registered but have now decided you would like to take the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses course, please call our office at 860-674-1500 to easily sign up and pay the fee. Please note that U.S. Soccer Grassroots License candidates are required to attend all U.S. Soccer Grassroots License scheduled sessions in order to obtain their licenses.

  23. Can I take the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Licenses course as well as one of the other United Soccer Coaches coaching diplomas offered at the Clinic?
    The option to take multiple license/diploma courses will be dependent on the event schedule. Barring any required session conflicts this may be an option available to certain attendees depending on which courses you would like to participate in. Please check back for updates or contact the clinic office at 860-674-1500.

  24. Can you explain what the United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Special Topics Diploma is?
    Course details TBD!

  25. Is there a fee for the United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Special Topics Diploma?
    Yes, the cost to take this special licensing opportunity is $45. You can sign up for the course when you register for the clinic, or call our office at 860-674-1500 for assistance if you have already registered.

  26. Which sessions are mandatory for the United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Special Topics Diploma?
    We will post an event schedule closer to the dates of the clinic which will specify the courses you must attend in order to complete the United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Special Topics Diploma.

  27. Is there a test at the end of the program which is required to receive the diploma?
    No, there is no test at the end of the United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Special Topics Diploma course. Although it is not required, you may be asked to participate in order to illustrate the instructors' sessions, so wear comfortable clothes and bring extra gear if necessary. We recommend you bring a water bottle, pen or pencil, notebook, fully inflated ball and running shoes or indoor soccer shoes.

  28. How do I sign up for the United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Special Topics Diploma?
    You can sign up for the course when you register for the clinic by checking off the box entitled "United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Special Topics Diploma." If you have already registered for the clinic but would like to participate in this program, please call our office at 860-674-1500 to sign up.

  29. Can I take both United Soccer Coaches diploma courses?
    Due to scheduling conflicts, you are not able to take both United Soccer Coaches coaching diploma courses. Sessions for both programs run simultaneously. Plan to attend our event next year to take advantage of other coach licensing opportunities!

  30. When will the event's Exhibitor Zone be open?
    The Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic Exhibitor Zone will be open on Friday and Saturday during regular clinic hours (starting at approximately 8AM). Several exhibitors - who are located in the Mohegan Sun Convention Center's Prefunction Area - will be open on Thursday evening.

  31. What type of soccer products will be available in the Exhibitor Zone?
    The clinic has more than 50 exhibitor booths, offering everything from soccer equipment (balls, shoes, goals, etc.) to uniforms to fundraising concepts to soccer camps/travel tours. It is a great way to see all the latest soccer equipment and soccer-related products. Many exhibitors offer special discounts on their products during the event.

  32. What happens if there is inclement weather during the clinic?
    The event will NOT be cancelled, even in the event of inclement weather. To see any last-minute information regarding the clinic, please check our website, www.soccerchampionsclinic.com, and be sure to like our Facebook page for the latest news and announcements relating to the event.

 
 
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