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Workshop 2019 Speakers and Topics

FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS

Ian Barker United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching
Ian Barker

Bio: http://ww2.nscaa.com/education/staff/ian-barker

Twitter: @IBarkerSoccer


TEACHING TECHNIQUE FROM ACTIVITIES TO THE GAME

UNITED SOCCER COACHES DIPLOMA

1:00pm-4:00pm Celebration Ballroom / "E" Suites

Learn how to teach technique within the framework of dynamic activities and small sided games to assist your players in developing their technical ability.

The Teaching Technique from Activities to the Game Diploma will focus on utilizing a variety of coaching interactions to assist players with receiving, dribbling and passing. 

The Diploma will take place from 1pm to 4:30pm and be led by Ian Barker, Director of Coaching at United Soccer Coaches with assistance from Ian Mulliner. The Teaching Technique from Activities to the Game Diploma will consist of 1 classroom session and 2 field demonstrations attendance at all 3 sessions is mandatory to receive the diploma certificate.

 

Nancy Feldman Boston University Women's Head Coach
Feldman

Bio: https://goterriers.com/coaches.aspx?rc=2023


DEFENDING ON THE FRONT FOOT

Field Demo: 9:00am - 10:00am - Celebrate Ballroom

Classroom Session: 10:30am - 11:30am - "E" Suites

Addressing individual and group/team defending as an intentional action.  Dictating and controlling the attacker with foundation techniques that put the defender in charge of the moment, and give teammates information for actions leading to successful small group/team defense. Initiating defending movements, individually and collectively, that are appropriate for the moment to deny penetration, disrupt possession, win the ball and turn it into attack. 

 

Karl Spratt  New England Revolution Academy 
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Bio: www.revolutionsoccer.net/club/bios/karl-spratt

Twitter: @sprattyK


THE IMPORTANCE OF MOTOR SKILLS AND COORDINATION WHEN TRAINING THE YOUTH GOALKEEPER

Field Demo: 10:30am-11:30am Celebrate Ballroom 

Many discussions have been had on what technique “should” be taught first to the youth goalkeeper: passing, handling techniques, diving etc. & opinions always vary, but normally revert back to the influence of the coaches original soccer experiences.

Motor skill development is the ability of a person to learn how to move their body efficiently. Running, jumping, turning and also balance & coordination are key parts of motor skills development.

Incorporating 'Motor skills’ into your Goalkeeper training sessions will assist the athlete in the learning of how to move and continually readjust to the various stages of growth that they go through till maturity. 

Karl will work with a number of youth Goalkeepers and show / explain how incorporating Motor Skills, while still looking to coach a particular technique will assist with the GK specific movements becoming more natural / second nature to the athlete"

 

Gary Hall  New England Revolution Academy
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Bio: www.revolutionsoccer.net/club/bios/gary-hall


FINDING A TEAMMATE IN BEHIND THE OPPOSITION

Field Demo: 2:15pm-3:15pm Celebrate Ballroom 

The session will demonstrate the training methodology of an MLS Academy, training players in an elite environment.

The game principle will focus on Improving the decision making of when to go forward and when to possess.

 

 

Ian Mulliner Massachusetts Youth Soccer
Ian

Bio: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/mysa_staff/

Twitter: @ianmulliner


TEACHING TECHNIQUE FROM ACTIVITIES TO THE GAME

1:00pm-4:00pm Celebration Ballroom / "E" Suites

Learn how to teach technique within the framework of dynamic activities and small sided games to assist your players in developing their technical ability.

The Teaching Technique from Activities to the Game Diploma will focus on utilizing a variety of coaching interactions to assist players with receiving, dribbling and passing. 

 

CLASSROOM SESSIONS

Skye Eddy Bruce Soccer Parenting Association
Skye Eddy Bruce

Bio: https://www.soccerparenting.com/skye-eddy-bruce/

Twitter: @soccerparenting

Website: https://www.soccerparenting.com/


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN COACHING

Classroom Session: 9:00am - 10:00am - "E" Suites

Emotional Intelligence accounts for over 60% of the work we do as coaches.  We will deep dive into the 4 components of emotional intelligence – Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness and Team Management and you will walk away with a blueprint for improving your coaching influence.


BEING A COACH OF IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF PLAYERS AND FAMILIES

Classroom Session: 1:00pm - 2:00pm - "E" Suites

Coaches who build connection with players have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on their lives.  We will discuss the qualities of a great coach, how to connect better with parent and families, establishing a team environment players love to be a part of, and youth soccer culture today.  You’ll leave with specific steps you can take to make more of a difference in the lives of the players and families you work with.

 

Loy Urbina Massachusetts Youth Soccer
Loy

Bio: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/mysa_staff/

Twitter: @urbinaloy


CHANGING THE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CULTURE IN OUR ORGANIZATION

Classroom Session: 3:30pm - 4:30pm "E" Suites

A case study on what steps Haverhill Soccer took and are taking  to change their Player Development, Coach  Development, Culture of a town soccer organization to create a more inclusive organization.”

 

Stu Singer WellPerformance
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Bio: http://wellperformancecoach.com/blog/about-us/

Twitter: @WellPerformance


THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE IN YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS

UNITED SOCCER COACHES DIPLOMA

8:00am-11:30am Inspire Conference Room

There are unique psychological reactions triggered by the survival instinct, which occur in the performance environment.  The athlete that reactively experiences moments of doubt, fear, hesitation, lack of confidence, or inhibited motivation is not weak, soft, or unfocused, but is more accurately purely human, as these emotions are part of the what is considered the normal spectrum related to performance stress. 

The greatest influence the coach can have is creating an everyday performance environment that encourages the athlete to take risks, push their comfort zone, crave challenges, and grow.  By understanding the science of the brain when under performance stress, and specific core-principles of mental strength the coach can create not only a healthy performance environment, but on a daily basis help their athletes to develop these essential skills.  

This training will cover the science of the brain under stress; how to identify if the athlete is struggling psychologically; and most importantly teach proven psychological principles that are easy for the coach to effectively apply in the moment. 

 

 

Grassroots Referee Program Mass Youth Soccer / Massachusetts State Referee Committee
Grassroots Referee Program

Website: /programs/Grassroots_Referee_Program/


REFEREE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

1:00pm - 2:00pm Inspire Conference Room

Learn how to establish or enhance your intown/club referee development program to providing support, development models and a pathway for advancement using proven tools to improve retention and competencies.

Mass Youth Soccer and MSRC will be represented by Jeff Chambers, Janet Gargan and Eli Nassif. 

 

Liz Lima South Shore Select
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Bio: https://southshoreselectsoccer.com/dt_team/liz-lima/


CREATING A CLUB CULTURE

2:15pm - 3:15pm Inspire Conference Room

This session focuses on the importance of developing a club culture that can be lived every day by coaches, players and families. Clearly defining and truly believing in your mission and core values helps to create a pathway for long term success, as these values become the cornerstone for all club decisions.  

Our goal at South Shore Select is to develop strong, confident, and well rounded young women through the game of soccer. We strive to make each player a better individual off the field as well by teaching them about a sense of community and social responsibility. We want them to remember their time on the soccer field as a positive, competitive and heartfelt experience that prepared them for their future endeavors.    

We are proud of our culture and we are excited to share our story — we call it the “Select Difference”.  

 

Matt Anderson Soccer Shots
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Bio: soccershots.org/metronorthboston/about/


WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR KINDER PROGRAM 

9:00am - 10:00am Imagine Conference Room

“A lifetime of soccer enjoyment begins with the imagination.  Join us and explore ways of teaching soccer through adventure.”

 

 

Tommy Geis Massachusetts Youth Soccer
Tommy

Bio: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/mysa_staff/

Twitter: @tommy_geis


WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR KINDER PROGRAM 

9:00am - 10:00am Imagine Conference Room

“A lifetime of soccer enjoyment begins with the imagination.  Join us and explore ways of teaching soccer through adventure.”

 

 

John Cunningham Positive Coaching Alliance
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Bio: www.positivecoach.org/team/cunningham-john/


POSITIVE MOTIVATION

10:30am - 11:30am Imagine Conference Room

In this 90-minute workshop, coaches and the PCA Trainer will engage in interactive discussion of how Positive Coaching impacts athletes. John will share research from the world’s top sport psychologists and researchers, some who serve on PCA’s National Advisory Board and have provided additional insight exclusive to PCA.


Attendees will learn exactly why positive motivation helps athletes improve their performance and process the life lessons available through sport that will impact them in athletic competition and beyond. Coaches will explore scenarios and apply this knowledge to some of the most difficult team and player motivation challenges.

 

Julie Hubbard Marathon Physical Therapy
Julie Hubbard

 


Keeping TOPSoccer Athletes in the Game

1:00pm - 2:00pm Imagine Conference Room

The presentation will begin with information on the plethora of physical and medical challenges TOPSoccer athletes with unique physical and intellectual abilities face that many of the general population does not know about.  The presentation will also include simple screening tools for coaches, followed by injury prevention/warm-up/stretching techniques for TOPSoccer Athletes. 

 

Sarah Carpenito The Micheli Center
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Bio: http://www.themichelicenter.com/about-us/staff/


OVERUSE INJURIES: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

2:15pm - 3:15pm Imagine Conference Room

Overuse injuries in soccer are common during our athletes’ growing years. Identifying factors that could increase the risk of overuse injuries can help prevent and effectively treat those injuries accordingly. Sara will discuss the main types of overuse injuries in soccer and how to detect, prevent, and treat them

 

 

Ian Donnelly  Performance Innovation
Ian Donnely

IMPROVING PLAYER DECISION MAKING AND GAME UNDERSTANDING THROUGH A PLAYER DRIVEN APPROACH TO ANALYSIS

9:00am - 10:00am Ignite Conference Room

Video and video analysis is now recognised as having a crucial role to play in the development of individual players and teams. Ian will discuss how a new player-driven approach to analysis is significantly enhancing player decision making and their game understanding and providing a step-change in player development.


Ian Donnelly has been immersed in the area of Performance Analysis (PA) in Soccer for more than 20 years, both as an analyst and in the development of video analysis technology for coaches and educators. He is an integral member of ISPAS (International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport) and has been at the forefront of the growth and development of Player, Team and Coaching Analysis at all levels of the game.

With a background in both education and coaching, Ian was instrumental in the development of the world’s first interactive video analysis software for coaches. He continues to harness the latest computer and video technology to enhance both player development and coaching effectiveness in his current role as Managing Director at Performance Innovation.

In the area of Coach Education, Ian provides analysis expertise and support within UEFA licence courses, and also with the NSCAA here in the US.

 

James Peterson Seacoast United
James Peterson

Bio: http://www.seacoastunited.com/clubs/soccer-club/seacoast-united-hampton-nh/coaching-staff/boys-coaches/james-peterson


HOW TO CREATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

10:30am - 11:30am Ignite Conference Room

Sponsorships in youth sports have evolved significantly over the years and certainly contribute to how an organization runs/operates. Youth sports are an attractive prospect to local, regional and national companies due to the amount of people involved. In addition to that, companies want to align themselves with organizations that provide a service and have a positive impact on players, parents and families. This presentation will focus on how you can go about facilitating sponsorships for your own organization in an effort to provide more opportunities for future growth/sustainability.

 

Mike Borislow Massachusetts Youth Soccer
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Bio: http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/mysa_staff/


RISK MANAGEMENT

1:00pm - 2:00pm Ignite Conference Room

The role of an organization’s Risk Manager (formerly CORI Submitter) has taken on even more importance with the passage of the Abuse Prevention Act.  Mike will discuss topics of importance to all member organizations covering CORI, SORI, background checks, Abuse Prevention, and other important risk management topics.

 

Maren Rojas
Edgework Consulting
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Bio: www.edgeworkconsulting.com/index.php/whoweare


THE POWER OF SPORT TO HEAL

2:15pm - 3:15pm Ignite Conference Room

Sports can hurt.  From early burn out and drop out to body dysmorphia to bullying/hazing and winning at all costs, we know that not every sports experience is positive.  But, what if sport was intentionally designed to be the best, most positive, most character developing opportunity for a young person - an experience that increased resilience and self-efficacy rather than tearing those things down?

For over a decade, Edgework has been researching and building interventions that test the power of the link between healing and sport.  And we have concluded that not only can sport serve as a physical release valve for a person affected by trauma, but it can actually be designed and implemented in specific ways that have a direct impact on the mental health, well-being and crucial healing that many people need.   

Come engage in a thought provoking hour that will challenge you to reimagine what the best version of sport could be.

 
 
 
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