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EXPO MIDWEST
Feb. 17-19, 2017

Chicago Marriott O’Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Registration opens: Nov. 3, 2016
Early registration closes: Jan. 5, 2017
Regular registration closes: Jan. 26, 2017


AYSO has negotiated competitive hotel rates for EXPO attendees. These rates are reserved under an AYSO room block with a limited number of hotel rooms. AYSO cannot guarantee availability or the room rate below if the room block fills up. Please reserve your room well before the designated cut-off date to receive the AYSO group rate. You will be subject to pay the regular hotel room rate if the block is full or the cut-off date expires, which ever comes first.

Registration Pricing

Early: $190 (through 1-05-17)
Regular: $220 (through 1-26-17)
Day Pass*: $150

 

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Hotel Information

Chicago Marriott O’Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Reservations: http://bit.ly/2bjfD41

Room Rate: $109/night – single/double
Parking: $9/day – self
Reserve by: 1/24/2017
Phone Number: (888) 236-2427

Transportation

Complimentary hotel shuttle to/from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) only. Call 1 (773) 693-4444 for shuttle reservations. Rail Directions from O’Hare International Airport

 

 

 

 

 


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Registration Deadlines:

Registration opens: November 3, 2016
Early registration closes: January 5, 2017
Regular registration closes: January 26, 2017

Registration Pricing:

Early: $190 (through 1-05-17)
Regular: $220 (through 1-26-17)
Day Pass*: $150

*There is a limited number of Single Day Passes available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, online only.

 


2017 Chicago Agenda

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Date/Time Course/Event Location
FRIDAY, February 17, 2017
7:15a.m. – 5:15p.m. EXPO REGISTRATION & INFO DESK
8:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. ** Introduction to Instruction
12:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. ** Coach Instructor (to be continued on Sunday morning)
12:30p.m. – 6:15p.m. ** Management Instructor
** Referee Instructor
** Referee Assessor
2:00p.m. – 3:15p.m. Coach Age-Appropriate Training: Environments and Expectations* (101)
Attacking Technically and Tactically* (102)
Referee Refereeing is Thinking (523)
Management NEW! Building Strategic AYSO Community Partnerships (203)
Regional Board Member Training (310)
Special Interest Grow with VIP (705)
3:30p.m. – 4:45p.m. Coach Maximizing Coaching Moments with Young Players* (110)
Tactical Formations and Systems of Play 11 v 11* (113)
Referee Advantage – When and Where?* (502)
Management Budgeting for the Regional Board (302)
RC/AD Training Continuing Education: The Next Generation (201)
Special Interest More Opportunities for VIP Players (709)
5:00p.m. – 6:15p.m. Coach Building Blocks of Player Development* (105)
NEW! Get To Know Their Mindset (119)
Referee NEW! Be a Great Mentor (530)
Management Developing a Region Calendar (303)
Special Interest NEW! Introduction – Player Development Pyramid (707)
6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. WELCOME RECEPTION
SATURDAY, February 18, 2017
6:45a.m. – 3:30p.m. EXPO REGISTRATION & INFO DESK
7:00a.m. – 7:40a.m. BREAKFAST
7:40a.m. – 9:30a.m. WHAT’S NEW WITH AYSO – PROGRAMS UPDATE
Blue Sombrero NEW! Region Management System (RMS): Registration (324)
8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. VENDOR SHOW
9:45a.m. – 3:00p.m. Regional Management (311)
9:45a.m. – 11:00a.m. Coach AYSO Storefront: The Coach as AYSO Brand Ambassador* (103)
WSSGCAOSD – Understanding Law 18 (115)
Coach/Referee NEW! 2016-2017 Changes to the Laws (for Referees and Coaches) (529)
Management Division Coordinator (305)
Blue Sombrero NEW! Region Management System (RMS): Scheduling (325)
Special Interest Know It When You See It – Recognizing and Rewarding Good Sportsmanship (708)
NEW! AYSO’s Adult Soccer (716)
11:15a.m. – 12:30p.m. Coach NEW! Effective Session Planning and Implementation (116)
NEW! 2017 Advanced Course Overview (120)
Referee Annual Referee Update* (503)
Management 30 Great Volunteer Recruiting Ideas (318)
Blue Sombrero NEW! Region Management System (RMS): Website Focus Group (326)
Special Interest NEW! How to Promote Your AYSO Menu (409)
NEW! AYSO United – Club Soccer the AYSO Way (703)
How to Run a Soccerfest (706)
12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. AWARDS LUNCH Section 6 Awards Lunch
Section 8 Awards Lunch
1:45p.m. – 3:00p.m. Coach NEW! Coaching the Modern Defender (121)
NEW! Play Anyone? Playground Soccer and Schoolyard Activity Leader – CERTIFICATION (122)
Referee Establishing a Mentoring Program* (505)
Recruiting and Retaining Referees* (521)
Section Roundtable – Section 6
Section Roundtable – Section 8
Management NAP Online (308)
Auditor* (301)
Special Interest Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate (601)
3:15p.m. – 4:30p.m. Coach Coach Administrator Training – CERTIFICATION* (106)
Staying True to the AYSO Culture and Coaching Program* (107)
Referee Free Kicks and Restarts* (508)
Women Referee and Coach Forum (528)
Judge and Jury 1 (512)
Management Dispute Resolution (304)
NAP Online (308) (cont.)
NEW! Leadership Forum with NBOD members an Section Directors (330)
Special Interest Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate (601) (cont.)
NEW! Introduction – Player Development Pyramid (707)
4:30p.m. – 4:45p.m. PASSPORT DRAWING (must be present to win)
4:45p.m. – 6:00p.m. Coach Coach Administrator Training – CERTIFICATION* (106) (cont.)
The ABCs of Coaching the Goalkeeper* (114)
NEW! US Soccer Player Development Initiatives and Other Global Updates (118)
Referee Fouls & Misconduct Review for U14 & Above Games* (506)
Judge & Jury II* (513)
Nurturing and Retaining Youth Referees (514)
Management Due Process (306)
Registration Events – What Benefits the Region Most?* (313)
Special Interest Safe Haven Addendum 2017* (603)
More Soccer for More Kids – Part 1 (710)
6:15p.m. – 7:00p.m. Area Meetings Area 6 A  
Area 6 C  
Area 6 D  
Area 6 E  
Area 6 F  
Area 6 H  
Area 8 B  
Area 8 E  
Area 8 G  
Area 8 J  
SUNDAY, February 19, 2017
9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Coach Instructor Training (continued from Friday)
9:00a.m. – 10:15a.m. Coach Standing on the Shoulders of Giants! Roundtable Discussion on Coach Mentoring* (112)
Coach / Referee / Management Stewards of the Game (604)
Referee Fouls & Misconduct Review for U12 & Below Games* (507)
Proactive Refereeing – Reading the Game and Taking Action (520)
Management Governance Made Easier: New Standard

Regional Policies and Protocols Intro (309)

Treasurer (315)
Special Interest NEW! More Soccer for More Kids – Part 2 (717)
10:30a.m. – 11:45a.m. Referee How To Be a Lead Instructor (510)
Offside Review* (517)
Refereeing with Fewer Than Three* (524)
Management Safety Director (314)
NEW! The RAP and Your Region (327)
Special Interest Sponsorship and Fundraising: Getting the Most for Your Region* (404)
NEW! How to Promote Your AYSO Menu (409)
* = NEW/UPDATED CLASS!

** = Additional Registration Fee and/or Prerequisites Required

Article by: Jennifer O

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