The 2019 Keeper Notes Women’s Soccer Conference, aka WoSoCo

A casual women’s soccer conference for both hardcore fans & NWSL newbies, hosted by Jen Cooper, the day before the 2019 NWSL championhip game in Cary, North Carolina

Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:30 pm – 5:15 pm
at the Hampton Inn Cary/Raleigh near WakeMed Park
doors open 1:15 pm

$49 per person if you register by OCTOBER 23


The 2019 WoSoCo program

(subject to change)

Staging a WUSA Game in my Hometown
Jen Cooper will share the story of what it took to bring an off-season WUSA exhibition to Houston in fall 2002, and how similar events in non-NWSL markets could help grow the game and the league.

Prepping for a NWSL Broadcast
Jen Cooper and Dan Lauletta of  Equalizer Soccer will discuss the prep work involved in calling an NWSL game, and will answer questions about what’s it’s like to call a live soccer game.

The Backstory of “BackPass”
Hear the story of how the ESPN 30-for-30 “Backpass” podcast came together from writer/producer Andrew Helms. The audio documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the WUSA, the world’s first fully professional women’s soccer league.

Q&A with NWSL player TBA
The first WoSoCo featured a Q&A with Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai, and at the fall 2016 event, special guests were NWSL players Cami Privett & Denise O’Sullivan. Former NWSL player Jordan Angeli was the special guest in 2017. The Q&A special guest for WoSoCo 2019 will be confirmed by October 21. All attendees will have the opportunity to get autographs from the featured guest at the end of the session. Photos will be allowed as well.

WoSo Trivia … for the Fans!
All WoSoCo attendees are invited to participate in a brief woso trivia game (although no one will be required to participate). Jen Cooper will curate the trivia game, and there will be prizes for the top teams.


• access to exclusive giveaways
• discount offer for the fall 2019 edition of the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac
• discount offer for a custom woso apparel order from Soccer 4 All


First come, first served – registration is limited to 45. All registrants must be at least 15 years old if not accompanied by a parent (who must also register).

Registration fee is $49 per person through Wednesday, October 23. After that date, registration fee is $60 per person.

Want to buy tickets for a group of 5 ore more? Contact before October 23.

For media interested in covering WoSoCo, please contact no later than Wednesday, October 23, 2019.




A Look at Previous WoSoCo Events 

Watch the 2016 & 2017 WoSoCo sessions on YouTube


WoSoCo 2017

The most recent WoSoCo was held the morning of the NWSL championship game in Orlando, Florida, in October 2017. The event featured a review of previous NWSL finals, a trivia game and a Q&A with NWSL broadcaster and former WPS/NWSL player Jordan Angeli.


WoSoCo 2.0

WoSoCo 2.0 was held Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Houston, the day before the NWSL championship game at BBVA Compass Stadium. The event included the first-ever WoSo “nerdoff” between host Jen Cooper and Equalizer Soccer’s Dan Lauletta plus a fan Q&A with Houston Dash players Cami Privett and Denise O’Sullivan.


Monica Gonzalez, Kealia Ohai and Haley Carter at the February 2016 WoSoCo event. Photo by Gia Quilap/Keeper Notes.
The Inaugural WoSoCo

The first WoSoCo was held Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Houston, during the final weekend of CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying. Special guests included Women’s World Cup broadcaster Monica Gonzalez, Houston Dash striker Kealia Ohai and Dash reserve keeper Haley Carter. Sessions included Hal Kaiser’s “PowerBall FC,” an analysis of building an NWSL team from scratch, and Jen Cooper’s brief video history of the USWNT.




Have questions about WoSoCo?
Just email WoSoCo founder Jen Cooper.

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