United Soccer Coaches

Scottish Football Association

Edinburgh (Scotland)
December 11 to 18, 2021
Scottish football association

Itinerary

*This schedule is subject to change.
 
COVID-19 UPDATE - As excited as we are to offer you an exciting opportunity in 2021, your health and safety are our top priority. We closely monitor and follow the guidelines provided by the CDC, World Health Organization, U.S. State Department of Travel, Scottish Government and local agencies. You can rest assured, we thoroughly research the vendors we source and utilize to ensure they are following the above mentioned organizations guidelines on cleanliness and traveler safety. Please understand, that while we anticipate the dates for the in-person part of the trip will work - if the above mentioned organizations or the Scottish FA need to restrict travel or advise against travel, we will look to move the in-person part of the course to a later day. The online parts of the course will take place as scheduled.
 
New travel restrictions put in place by the Scottish Government this past Monday (2/15/2021) now require a negative COVID test and a mandatory 10-day quarantine (at the traveler’s expense). This is regardless of whether you have a negative COVID test and/or have received the vaccine. Due to the above recent changes and restrictions, and at the advice of the Scottish Government to the Scottish FA, only Scottish based coaches (who reside in Scotland) are being invited to in-person coaching this summer across all licenses being conducted by the Scottish FA. For these reasons, the SFA has had to move the in-person part of this course back to December 12-18, 2021.
 
Phase I  - Online
February 1st - 3rd, 2021
 
Phase II  - Online
February 4th - 5th, 2021
 
Phase III  - Edinburgh, Scotland
December 12-18, 2021
 
DAY 1 SATURDAY, December 11, 2021
Arrive and meet from your nearest International Airport
Depart for Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) in Scotland
 
DAY 2: SUNDAY, December 12, 2021
Arrive at Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)
You will need to setup your own transportation (Uber, Taxi) from the airport to the hotel
Check into Courtyard by Marriott – Edinburgh West  (Early check-in subject to availability)
When you arrive at the hotel, one of our staff will be available to meet you and assist with any issues
After check-in, you will have the day/evening to explore Edinburgh
Meals will be on your own
 
DAY 3: MONDAY, December 13, 2021
7:00am - Breakfast at the hotel (Included)
8:00am - Welcome & Introduction
10:00am - Staff Demonstrations - on field
12:00pm -Lunch Bistro (Included)
1:00pm - Candidate Delivery - on field
5:00pm - Day 1 Review
6:00pm - Course Finish
6:30pm - Dinner (on your own) & Session Preparation  
 
DAY 4: TUESDAY, December 14, 2021

7:00am - Breakfast at the hotel (Included)
8:00am - Arrival Chapman Suite
9:00am - Candidate Delivery

12:00pm - Lunch Bistro (Included)
1:30pm - Theoretical Input
5:00pm - Day 2 Review
6:00pm - Course Finish

6:30pm - Dinner (on your own) & Session Preparation

 
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, December 15, 2021

8:00am - Breakfast at the hotel (Included)
9:00am - Pro Club Visit
12:00pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - Pro Club Visit
5:00pm - Time to explore Edinburgh and Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm - Possible Pro Team Game (depending on the 2021-2022 SPL schedule and COVID protocols)

 
DAY 6: THURSDAY, December 16, 2021

7:00am - Breakfast at the hotel (Included)
8:00am - Arrival Chapman Suite
9:00am - Candidate Delivery on field
12:00pm - Lunch Bistro (Included)

1:00pm - Candidate Delivery on field
5:00pm - Day 3 Review
6:00pm - Course Finish

6:30pm - Dinner (on your own) & Session Preparation

 
DAY 7: FRIDAY, December 17, 2021

7:00am - Breakfast at the hotel (Included)
8:00am - Arrival Chapman Suite
9:00am - Candidate Delivery on field
12:00pm - Lunch Bistro (Included)

1:00pm - Candidate Delivery on field
5:00pm - Day 3 Review
6:00pm - Course Finish

7:30pm - Final Dinner (Included)

 
DAY 8: SATURDAY, December 18, 2021
8:00am - Breakfast at the hotel (Included)
Depart Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) Scotland
You will need to arrange your own travel (Uber/Taxi) to the airport
Depart Edinburgh

 

Important Information regarding your Itinerary:

This schedule is subject to change. The final itinerary will be published prior to departure so please check back for changes and updates.

Recommended Packing List

Casual gear for Pro games
Underwear
T-Shirts
Sweatshirts
Jeans
Running shoes
Cleats
Training Shirts (short & long sleeve)
Training (shorts and pants)
Socks (training & casual)
Rain jacket
Athletic Tape/Bandages
Plug Adaptor
Aspirin
Warm Jacket
Toiletries
Notepad