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Today we flipped the script once again as I am interviewed by one of my former guests, Graham Mayle. Graham is the Director of Coaching for Benicia Arsenal, and you can dive into episode 7 to hear his interview, but now he is the one interviewing coaches as part of his Master’s Program. During our conversation, we dive into my reflective practices and how I utilize the time after training to contemplate how the session went, what can be improved, and the action steps that need to be taken before the next training, not only in terms of player performance, but my performance as a coach. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Our host, Ted Steen, was a guest on the United Soccer Coaches Podcast with Dean Linke. He was interviewed as a member of the 2019-20 30 Under 30 Program. During the conversation, Ted shares how he heard about the 30 Under 30 Program,  growing up in Massachusetts and and playing club and college before moving out the California, best memories as both a player and a coach, supporting the underserved community surrounding Contra Costa College here in the East Bay through the program and through his work with Spurs FC, and the value of the upcoming United Soccer Coaches virtual convention in January 2021. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Jane is a fellow member of United Soccer Coaches’ 30 Under 30 class of 2019-2020, and she is currently the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with Goldey-Beacom College located in Wilmington Delaware. She also coaches teams at the club level for Sporting Delaware and Philadelphia Union Youth. During our conversation, Jane shares her experience transitioning from a player to coach with Goldey-Beacom College, working with players who are facing personal challenges like eating disorders, encouraging her players to watch and learn more about the game, her worst coaching moment and Mean Mondays, as well as coaching within your personality. IG: @jgrimleysoccer TikTok: @jgrimley_soccer 0:15 soccer background 1:15 realizing that coaching was the right career path 3:10 discussing a player’s experience going through a disorder and supporting her 6:40 using professional players as an example for your players to look up to through their books 7:55 supporting the women’s national team but realizing her players need to watch the game more often 9:45 supporting her girls by promoting watching the game 12:05 watching videos/ webinars to learn about the game 13:57 the value of female soccer players having female role models in leadership positions 15:35 developing a bridge to support the mentor-mentee relationships 16:45 Differences between coaching at the club and college level 18:20 having a team push on into the Girls Academy (GA) 19:15 difference between the Development Academy (DA; no longer exists) and GA 20:00 combining two teams and holding tryouts during the pandemic 22:25 coming back into the training environment 25:30 players struggling to win the pause and make the most out of the added time off from soccer but the extra load of work and stress from life 27:40 keeping players engaged during these difficult times 33:00 dealing with the difficulty of combining two teams into one 34:30 fellow 30 under 30 coaches and our upcoming ‘return from COVID-19’ socially distanced assignment 37:20 potential changes to the game structure to accommodate pod/ contact restrictions 40:00 feedback on the experience of 30 under 30 and the Convention 44:00 the birth of ‘mean Monday’ 45:55 the importance of having a growth mindset 48:00 plans for the rest of 2020 49:30 final three coaching points 52:00 one piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Mario is currently the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. During our conversation, Mario shares his experience coaching at a variety of colleges, his strength in recruiting at the collegiate level, learning patience from his time in the military, and sharing his work for coach education through Global Coaches Presentation. IG: @coachmfelix @suusoccer Twitter: @coachmfelix @coachesglobal Global Coaches Podcast: 0:30 mutual friend Francisco Cantero 1:42 background in soccer 4:00 experience graduating from high school and then coaching high school JV team 5:55 setting a line of respect when close in age with the players 8:45 diving into his experience as a referee 12:05 parental behavior on the sideline and setting expectations around the coach doing his job 15:40 what can we do as a soccer community to keep referees in the game? 18:45 coaching Bethel College and 2 Wichita Rush teams at the same time 23:25 benefits of having a military background 24:50 highlights from both the college and club sides of the game 26:30 the level of stress changes as your job isn’t based on results at the club level 27:30 making the decision to stop doing club (for now) and focus on coaching college 29:50 how Mario found his passion for recruiting and his process 32:45 coach’s ability to be vulnerable when working with a women’s program 35:10 advice for coaches to overcome the obstacle of cliques within a team 40:10 Global Coaches Presentations webinars 46:20 selecting a coaching mentor 49:00 Final three coaching points 51:50 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Nico Suave is a Street Soccer Athlete, Freestyler and Co-Founder of American Panna Championship. During our conversation Nico shares his passion for the game of soccer on a variety of levels, from helping players at the grassroots level of the game to coaching at high school and college level, he describes the difference between freestyle soccer and street soccer, teaches our guests about panna, and explains why street soccer and futsal are the missing links in U.S. Soccer. IG: @nicosuave15 facebook: NicoSuaveOfficial 0:20 mutual friend Ariel Rosenman 1:12 background in soccer 8:12 thinking globally, not locally 12:20 futsal practice with Sonoma State Women’s soccer program 16:26 Summer Work at the college and coaching through COVID-19 17:48 stay connected as parents, kids, and coaches 21:02 venting moment for Nico Suave about online trainers using a lot of equipment and clubs charging same amount of money for zoom as they do for regular season 27:18 Freestyle Friday, Street Soccer Saturday, panna 35:50 key reasons why street soccer and futsal are the missing link in U.S. soccer 42:35 how to increase mental toughness in our players 48:00 Sonoma State’s growth from futsal training 51:10 final three coaching points 59:25 one piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Alex discusses playing for the Boca Juniors youth team, the origins and growth of AC Football Academy and its structure, the focus of their training sessions prioritizing the development of the tools of the game and decision-making, as well as building and maintain a strong culture within the Academy. IG: @alexcobo369 @ac_football_academy 0:22 background in soccer 2:10 from training a few kids in the park to the beginning of AC Football Academy 4:45 building AC Football Academy after being sacked from another coaching position 9:05 advice to other people facing adversity or are down on their luck 12:00 the structure within AC Football Academy 19:05 evaluating players’ abilities to transition between programs 25:04 difference between the Academy and Excellence programs 34:00 taking the time to evaluate players before they can sign up for any program 38:40 overcoming challenges once players/ families are already accepted into the program 48:08 future growth of AC Football Academy 54:00 final three coaching points 59:30 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Sean is a Co-Founder of the organization, Universal Dialect. During our conversation, Sean dives into Universal Dialect and the creation of the organization, their sustainable structure to provide soccer balls to children in need, seeing soccer as an adventure and as an escape for some from the harsh realities of daily life. IG: @universaldialect 0:36 background in soccer 2:20 playing soccer across two states while working 3:49 working during the day and diving into his passion, Universal Dialect 8:15 Nick’s story of playing in Peru 12:08 the breakdown of how Universal Dialect give back through soccer 15:45 return trip to Peru and the National team’s scouting system 18:10 the importance in quality of the tee to have clients look good AND feel good 21:10 the ball allows the young players to go out and have an adventure 24:00 currently offer 2 tee’s, a beanie, and a hat, but no ball? 27:35 the start-up and growth of UD 29:30 re-entering the market after COVID-19 33:05 the process of vetting organizations prior to partnering with them 38:25 defining Red Zones and supporting children in these areas 42:20 utilizing soccer as an adventure to escape from some harsh realities 43:00 total soccer balls given away to date 44:35 three coaching points 47:10 one piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
During our conversation, Deb and I connect over our mentor, Nancy Feldman, and what Deb learned from her time playing for Nancy, we discuss recruiting and looking for characteristics of the ideal player, and we talk about some of the differences playing at the Division 1 vs. the Division 3 level. IG: @thomas_college_womens_soccer 0:30 background in soccer in Trinidad and Tobago and in USA 1:40 playing background 2:30 realizing that coaching was the right career choice 4:00 Liberty League connection: St. Lawrence and Union 6:15 small soccer world continued: Nancy Feldman 7:45 playing for Nancy Feldman and experiencing a coaching change within her junior year of college 15:15 extending our own boundaries and being comfortable being uncomfortable 17:40 understanding how to push your players to the next level without pushing them away 20:25 adapting and adjusting coaching throughout this pandemic 24:40 the impact of COVID-19 on recruiting 26:50 describing the ideal player 31:40 differences between the demanding schedule of Division 1 and the balance provided in Division 3 36:12 taking a break from coaching to work as an Athletic Director 39:42 highlights during time with Thomas College 42:00 small world story 44:12 looking forward to most in 2020 46:45 Final three coaching points 50:23 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Along with coaching with Spurs FC, Simba is also the club’s Community Outreach Manager, and he is the Varsity Boys’ Coach at Albany High School. During our conversation, we discuss Simba’s experience growing up and playing soccer in Trinidad and Tobago, playing within their youth national team system and high school soccer, facing several challenges when playing in the U.S.A., and his passion for coaching and helping players improve their understanding through moments in the game. IG: @simbaaberdeen 0:25 background in soccer in Trinidad and Tobago and in USA 25:50 current coaching roles 26:40 start playing soccer with the coaching school at a cost 27:47 after coaching school, competitive soccer is free 29:25 playing on the youth national team starting at 16 under 3 different coaches 31:00 having to win back his position for each new coach 34:25 having the ability to bet on yourself and become better 37:00 competing in T & T’s prominent high school system 41:30 whether at the highest or lowest points in your career, being able to manage the emotions 44:10 playing experiences in college and facing the adversity 50:00 strange encounter while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity 52:00 Dealing with the cold in upstate New York 54:02 being asked to play in a different position 57:45 reflecting - understanding WHY you did what you did and how you did it 1:01:08 experience of playing semi-professional and professional around the world 1:11:42 coaching in California with Spurs FC 1:14:12 prefers to coach the older teams because it is where he feels he sees the game best 1:18:30 helping players understand their roles and functions within a team 1:21:35 comparing the team to an orchestra and focusing session plans on a certain player (instrument) to understand how the team supports that player 1:31:35 some challenges in coaching 1:33:05 having players desire to play as much as the coach cares 1:38:27 final three coaching points 1:43:03 one piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
In this episode, I recap the events of the past month, including podcast interviews, coaching through zoom with the Women's Soccer program at Contra Costa College and on the club-side with Spurs FC, the benefits of these zoom sessions for our players, and the health and nutrition coaching I'm offering to help players and clients live healthier, fitter lives. I also share the line-up of Full 90 Coaching guests coming next month! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Theo is the Technical Director for Abbey Villa Soccer Club and is the Founder of United Through Football. During our conversation, Theo shares his coaching journey and the evolution of Abbey Villa Soccer Club, the depth of his role as a Technical Director that supports the club across multiple regions, and the story and progression of United Through Football. How to Connect Ig: @theofanisbooras @Avsc2002 0:28 connected by Jose Mesa 1:17 background in soccer 3:15 focusing his attention on the club side of the game 5:15 the value of offering 1-on-1 training sessions 6:15 merging two clubs together to form AVSC 7:00 progression of the club 8:05 coaching four teams within the club and managing the schedule 10:33 Theo’s role as the Technical Director makes it easier for players to move within the club 12:35 how they make sure the teams are properly prepared to progress to the next coach 15:30 managing the coaching staff 17:00 how the coaches are kept up-to-date and share ideas 21:45 how Theo encourages coaches to speak their mind more often, whether they are too shy or would rather hold on to their training ideas 23:25 managing a club that stretches across multiple regions 25:00 most rewarding pieces of being a Technical Director 26:00 Theo’s non-profit United Through Football and their story 29:58 diving into their trip to Theo’s home country of Greece and the trip to the Congo 33:25 the growth of donations to United Through Football 34:36 planning the next big trip 35:20 experiencing challenges in the coaching and non-profit world 37:00 parent education 39:45 mentors and influences in the coaching world 41:30 final three coaching points 45:00 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Mary is a fellow Coach with Spurs FC, who actually started as a player for the club. During our conversation, Mary shares her transition from playing outside back to center mid and the joy she finds in being able to spot those through balls and perfectly weighted passes to teammates, recognizing the off-field drama that went on during her high school season and being able to keep her focus on the game, living through an ACL injury and the physical and emotional toll it has, and her experience transitioning from a player to a coach within the club. How to connect: IG and TikTok: @maryjulia.o Twitter: @maryjuliaa 0:35 soccer background 3:10 transitioning from outside back to center mid 4:30 playing as an outside back to prepare to become a center mid 7:50 the feeling of playing center mid 10:25 taking on additional risks to help her teammates 12:15 the experience of playing for her Aunt 14:50 speaking of her siblings and the impact on her playing career 20:36 discussion of ACL injury, surgery, and recovery 29:15 advice for others who have suffered an ACL injury 31:25 experience of off-field drama impacted the game 35:28 the process of becoming a coach with Spurs FC 42:18 asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength 45:12 final three coaching points 48:47 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Val is currently a Head Youth Coach within the New York Red Bulls Academy. During our conversation, Val talks about growing up in Belarus, playing around the world and using the language of soccer to ease the transition from one country to the next, he shares a unique experience meeting and learning from Unai Emery, he dives into differences between playing in Belarus, Venezuela, and the U.S., and discusses understanding the value of triangulation between the coach, the player, and the parents. How to connect with Val: IG: @pishchyk YouTube: 00:46 background in soccer 3:33 having to adapt and adjust through language barriers around the world 6:10 value of being multi-lingual to support a diverse team 9:52 building relationships with players by sharing flaws 10:30 differences playing in different countries 15:10 lessons learned from playing in different countries 18:00 coming into a new team, especially if there’s a language barrier 22:00 coaching education: variances between U.S. Soccer Federation and CONMEBOL 29:05 how these coaching courses changed Val’s mindset on the game 36:45 experience so far working with NY Red Bulls Academy 39:15 inspirational coaches in Val’s life 43:35 plans for 2020 47:35inal three coaching points 50:20 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Ted wishes everyone well during these unprecedented times, thanks all the listeners for helping the podcast reach 7000 total plays over 70 episodes, shares that Be Elite Soccer Training will be offering free Zoom workouts through the month of June, and discusses the opportunity for Sports Nutrition Coaching! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Oisín Seager runs a very successful Instagram page, @seagercoaching, which I highly recommend to players and coaches of all ages and abilities. During our conversation, Oisín shares his experience with Southend United of England and Waterford FC of Ireland and the differences between the two structures, the psychological side of the game and how it has to be a part of a coach’s toolbox, always having a growth mindset as a coach to find any opportunity to grab a new idea, and having a player-centered approach focused on developing players as good people first. How to contact Oisín: IG: @seagercoaching 0:30 background in soccer 6:20 first getting into coaching 7:55 simplifying the difficult concepts to help players understand easily 10:25 understanding the multi-faceted responsibilities of coaching goes beyond the x’s and o’s 11:30 greatest takeaway from Bachelor’s Degree experience in Sports Coaching and Performance 14:05 influence of his Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology and how coaches can implement it 21:45 doing a year abroad in England as part of the school’s program 23:00 working within Southend’s Academy program and working at different age groups 26:00 diving into the little details that make a big difference 28:00 mentors within the Southend United structure 32:45 transitioning back to Ireland and the difference in the league structure 37:45 pulling a group of players aside to do some functional training; different age groups involved 39:20 the meaning of a player-centered approach 42:45 implement reflection into the club’s culture; players and coaches 45:00 recommendations for players to improve during this unprecedented time 47:05 Final three coaching points 49:35 One piece of advice --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
During our conversation, Jensen shares how his career in special education has influenced his coaching and vice versa, the all-important coaching objective of preparing players for the next step in their journey, and the value of building the culture at a club where the coaching staff become more than just co-workers and the players and members become a family. How to connect with Jensen: IG: @jensen.shipp and @fcstarsworcester 0:28 soccer background 1:55 beneficial knowledge gained from the United Soccer Coaches and USSF 2:46 transitioning to online coaching 3:46 keeping in shape with one-hour workouts 5:10 how his career in special education has influenced his coaching 6:36 the moment Jensen decided he wanted to become a coach 7:40 coaching inspired him to become a teacher 8:50 what challenges in his teaching career has coaching helped prepare him for 9:45 coaching with FC Stars 11:45 preparing players for the next step in their journey 12:35 The time that coaches should stay with the same team and pass them along to the next coach 15:40 biggest coaching influence was his High School coach and the lessons learned 17:50 experience participating in the United Soccer Coaches courses 18:55 discussing his journey along the USSF coaching licensure pathway 21:48 bringing the connections full circle with two prior guests, Jose and Traci 24:45 building the culture at a club where coaching staff is more than co-workers 26:50 aspirations to move up the administration ladder in the club, while still being involved in the coaching 29:05 next steps in Jensen’s coaching journey and building a sense of family within the club 34:50 goals for 2020 36:20 final three coaching points 39:30 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Jason Navas- IG: coach.jasonnavas,, Jason is currently a Head Coach with Chargers Soccer Club and an Assistant Women’s Coach with Florida Southern College. In this episode, Jason shares his story of suffering a serious injury and being able to return to play, the value in finding multiple mentors in a variety of industries to learn from, and learning from as many resources you can-podcasts, webinars, coaching courses- and looking to implement that new knowledge with his teams. How to contact Jason: IG: coach.jasonnavas club website: college website: 0:20 soccer background 2:15 dealing with injuries and adversity 6:45 period before-during-after the back injury 8:55 the feeling of return to normal 10:25 transition into coaching alongside his mentor 14:30 key takeaways from his mentor 17:45 differences b/t his mentor’s coaching style in games 21:05 Giving the viewpoint from a player’s perspective when you’re positioned on the field right by your coach 25:00 being confronted by an upset parent 28:05 open communication between the players, parents, and coaches 28:46 developing from coaching at summer camps to coaching in a team setting 33:15 current experience taking the USSF C License 38:26 learning to raise our own abilities to reach a higher level of coaching 42:30 applying what he learned at the C License with his teams 45:55 helping his players with the recruitment process 48:50 being assigned as the club’s College Recruitment point-person 51:16 what Jason is looking forward to in 2020 54:05 final three coaching points 59:05 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Evan is currently the Director of Coaching with the ECNL side Scorpions Soccer Club based out of Massachusetts. In this episode, we talk about our playing days back with the club FC United and the lessons learned, Evan shares his insight of playing at the club, college, and semi-professional levels and the change in demands along the path, and he dives into the importance of having a strong culture throughout his experience as a player and coach with Merrimack College and how he has built it into Scorpions SC. How to Contact Evan: IG: coach_burokas IG: @scorpions_sc_ 0:02 soccer background 3:05 played together with FC United and some memories from club soccer 4:50 memorable lessons from our former club coach Ahmad Boura 6:30 transitioning to college ball and deciding to play at Merrimack College 9:00 having supportive parents at all the games 11:15 dealing with parents that drive a player to compete rather than supporting the player’s internal drive 13:30 making the jump from club, to college, to semi-professional with Western Mass Pioneers 18:15 dealing with injuries and the impact on your love of the game 20:46 Evan’s stubborn transition from playing to coaching 23:50 working as a collegiate Assistant Coach at WPI and Merrimack 27:20 benefit of recruiting for your alma mater 28:45 the importance of having a strong culture in the program AND school when working with a diverse community 31:00 moving from coaching college to coaching club soccer 34:45 diving into the pros and cons of coaching boys and girls 40:20 building trust in the team; boys becoming more selfless and girls becoming more confident 42:10 elevating from club coach to club co-director 45:45 playing a role in player movement between teams as a co-director 47:50 plans moving forward through quarantine 2020 54:30 final three coaching points 1:02:56 one piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Yane is the Co-Founder of the non-profit Boots for Balkans, he’s also the Sales Manager for Gordian Sports, and Goalkeeper Coach with Moreland City FC who compete in Australia’s NPL Victoria 2. In this episode, we discuss setting up your environment for success, including making the best decisions in terms of nutrition or the people you surround yourself with, controlling the controllables, which is a valuable takeaway during these unprecedented times where some current circumstances are out of our hands, the role of the second-choice goalkeeper within the squad, and the value of communication. How to contact Yane: IG: yanecoceski IG: bootsforbalkans 00:40 soccer background 2:50 defining moment when Yane knew he wanted to be a goalkeeper 3:40 current coaching responsibilities 4:35 sales manager for Gordian Sports 5:30 Co-Founder of Boots for Balkans 6:05 beginning philanthropic work with Boots for Balkans 8:30 setting up your environment to succeed and the consequences if you don’t 15:20 preparing on gameday speaking as a former semi-professional 19:30 setting objectives for yourself prior to the game 21:00 make a list of objectives- simplify and prepare- to provide clarity and topics for reflection 26:20 control the controllables 27:00 helping goalkeepers keep a positive mentality after a goal 29:45 goalkeepers stepping up as leaders within the team 31:00 creating your destiny: make a highlight video and find an agent 32:10 finding the right fit with an agent 34:00 triangulating responsibilities as a coach between players and agents 38:00 difficult decision of selecting starting keeper and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choice keepers understanding their role within the team 39:15 understanding your role as the second-choice goalkeeper 44:30 the value of communication from the goalkeeper 49:40 encouraging goalkeepers to communicate more 52:40 videos and webinars offered through Gordian Sports 54:50 final three coaching points 57:25 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
During our discussion, we talk about Gabe’s experience being coached by his dad and the pros and cons, coaching in an underserved community, and building the culture by engaging the community and including OKG’s, better known as Our Kinda Guys. How to Contact Gabe: IG: grochacho Twitter: CoachGRocha Blog: 0:20 soccer background 4:00 pros and cons of being coached by his dad 11:00 coach’s ability to read players 14:10 characteristics of a player’s coach 19:52 instituting the Spartan identity within the club and high school 23:30 building and growing the good culture 30:30 Working with a group of players from different cultures and minimizing the bad culture 40:55 balancing the workload across multiple teams and responsibilities 45:40 sharing the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 experience 50:15 moving forward into 2020 56:55 final three coaching points 1:02:30 One piece of advice for any coach --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
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