2009 USTFCCCA Convention Heads to Orlando

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

February 23, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced today that the 2009 USTFCCCA Annual Convention will return east. The 2009 meeting will be the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

This year’s convention will be held on Monday, December 14th through Thursday, December 17th, 2009.

“We are excited to return to the East Coast for the first time since our 2005 USTFCCCA Convention was held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida,” said USTFCCCA CEO Sam Seemes.

“Not only is the JW Marriott Grande Lakes a great meeting and resort property, we feel the location in Orlando will provide extra value for USTFCCCA members and convention attendees because of its accessible location and world class family attractions,” Seemes added.

USTFCCCA convention registration rates in 2009 will remain $160.00 for USTFCCCA members, which was the same rate for the 2007 and 2008 conventions. In addition, hotel room rates have been secured at the same nightly rate as the 2007 and 2008 conventions; $119.00.

The 2008 event, held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, saw a record number of both attendees and exhibitors as over 780 coaches traveled to Phoenix for the four-day event. Overall convention attendance exceeded 900 attendees.

In 2010 and 2011 the USTFCCCA Convention will head to San Antonio, Texas to the new J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa which is set to open in the spring of 2010.

Future USTFCCCA Convention Sites and Locations:

  • 2009 – Orlando, Florida – JW Marriott Grande Lakes
  • 2010 – San Antonio, Texas – JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa
  • 2011 – San Antonio, Texas – JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa