The FIFA Women's World Cup is less than a week from beginning when the hosts, France, take on South Korea on June 7 in the opening match. However, United States Women's National Team Coach Jill Ellis and her staff won't be the only American based coaches making the trip.
Pacific women's soccer's head coach Kerri Scroope will be making the trip to Paris as part of Cup Experience – France 2019, an event hosted by United Soccer Coaches. The trip operates as an educational experience for coaches at the Women's World Cup.
The main focus of the experience is on coaching education. Scroope and her 30 cohorts will analyze World Cup matches, scout athletes as well as how the teams play and sit in on talks from national team coaches and scouts. Scroope will also have the opportunity to work with coaches from FC Metz, a club in France's top league, and also go on educational tours of some of the stadiums in Paris including Stade de France, the home of the French Men's and Women's National Teams.
This year's educational portion of the experience is led by former United States National Team coach and player, April Heinrichs, and NCAA coaching legend Nancy Feldman who has been the head coach at Boston University for 24 seasons.
You can follow Scroope on her educational journey through the World Cup in France on Instagram and Twitter @PacificWSoccer as she will be documenting her stay in Paris and taking followers with her through each educational experience and World Cup match she attends.