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US Club Soccer is beginning a five-part series in collaboration with Positive Coaching Alliance's ROOTS philosophy. It's our way of "Honoring the Game" by respecting: Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self.


Upcoming Courses/Events:

Special thanks to our friends at Verizon for sponsoring our Facebook Live episodes, and helping US Club Soccer present valuable information to its members, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Thursday, Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. ET on Facebook Live
Topic:
Honoring the Game/"ROOTS" Part 5: Self
David Copeland-Smith, founder of Beast Mode Soccer
Five-part series in collaboration with Positive Coaching Alliance

 

NOTE: Additional Facebook Live episodes, LaLiga courses and other Players First events will be announced soon.

PAST COURSES/EVENTS:

id2 Girls Program Director Tricia Taliaferro and Michigan Hawks players Olivia Thomas and Hailey Baumann
Topic: Honoring the Game/"ROOTS" Part 4: Teammates
Sept. 24 on Facebook

Matt Tiano, CEO of Twin Cities Soccer Leagues
Topic: Honoring the Game/"ROOTS" Part 3: Officials
Sept. 17 on Facebook

SoccerParenting founder Skye Eddy
Topic: Honoring the Game/"ROOTS" Part 2: Opponents
Sept. 10 on Facebook

Moe Shafai, NorCal Premier Referee Assignor
Topic: Honoring the Game/"ROOTS" Part 1: Rules
Sept. 3 on Facebook

Former USWNT standout and Angel City FC investor Shannon Mac Millan and Angel City FC Head of Public Relations Stephanie Rudnick
Topic: 
"An Inside Perspective: Angel City FC Coming to NWSL in 2022"
Aug. 27 on Facebook

Arizona Arsenal SC Technical Director David Belfort
Topic: 
"How to Elevate Your Club's Brand Through Graphic Design"
Aug. 13 on Facebook

Soccer Mindset Academy CEO Yal Bekar and former Penn State University men's soccer coach Barry Gorman
Topic:
 "The Importance of Mental Training in Youth Sports"
Aug. 6 on Facebook

ScoutingZone co-founder Tara Parker
Topic:
 "The Evolution of College Recruiting During and Post-Pandemic"
July 30 on Facebook

U.S. Soccer Federation Grassroots Coach Educator Zac Crawford
Topic: "U.S. Soccer Grassroots Education and 'Return to Educate'"
July 23 on Facebook

Positive Coaching Alliance National Partnerships & Marketing Manager Marti Reed and San Francisco Elite Academy Chief Diversity Officer Chance Daniel
Topic: 
"Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in Youth Sports"
July 16 on Facebook

Player's Health founder and CEO Tyrre Burks
Topic:
"Resources to Help Teams Safely Return to the Fields"
July 9 on Facebook

ISC Gunners Technical Director Eddie Henderson and Classics Elite Academy Director of Coaching Aaron Metzger
Topic:
"Parent Engagement & Education: A Review of the Players First Club Licensing Platform"
July 2 on Facebook

Florida Kraze Krush Executive Director Hue Menzies and STA Zone 1 Girls Kelly Sims
Topic:
"Staffing Structure: A Review of the Players First Club Licensing Platform"
June 26 on Facebook

NASA Tophat Academy Executive Director Dave Smith and San Francisco Elite Academy Executive Director Joe Dugan
Topic:
"Training & Competition Structure: A Review of the Players First Club Licensing Platform"
June 18 on Facebook

New York Times columnist & best-selling author Jessica Lahey
Topic:
"A Child's Perspective of COVID-19"
June 16 on Facebook

NCFC Youth Tournaments Director Bryan Bachelderand NEFC Vice President Jason Braga
Topic:
"Player Health & Safety: A Review of the Players First Club Licensing Platform"
June 11 on Facebook

AED Superstore VP of Marketing Ray Chalom
Topic:
"A Life-Saving Decision: An AED At Your Club"
June 9 on Facebook

Sockers FC Chicago President/Technical Director David Richardson and Ohio Premier SC Boys Director of Coaching Billy Thompson
Topic:
"Staff Education & Development: A Review of the Players First Club Licensing Platform"
June 4 on Facebook

Beyond Pulse Global Director of Club Development & Coach Education Tom Shields
Topic:
"Adapting Coaching Concepts for COVID-19"
June 2 on Facebook

Prince William Soccer Executive Director Mike Cullina and Davis Legacy SC Executive Director David Robertson
Topic: "Club Leadership Expertise & Development: A Review of the Players First Club Licensing Platform"
May 28 on Facebook

United Soccer Coaches CEO Lynn Berling-Manuel
Topic:
"Effective Branding: Lessons from United Soccer Coaches"
May 15 on Facebook

Northern Ireland National Team assistant coach Austin MacPhee 
Topic:
"Properly Developing the Next Generation of Soccer Players"
May 11 on Facebook

id2 director Gerry McKeown and LA Galaxy forward Cameron Dunbar
Topic:
"id2 and Beyond: How to Effectively Identify & Develop Our Best Players"
May 6 on Facebook

Blackburn Rovers' Stuart Jones (Academy Manager) and Tony Carss (Head of Coaching)
Topic: "Enhancing Coaching Philosophy & Curriculum Through Technology" co-hosted by SportSessionPlanner
May 4 on Facebook

U.S. Soccer Foundation's Jennifer Arnold
Topic:
"Soccer and Socioeconomics: How to Make the Game More Accessible"
May 1 on Facebook

ECNL President Christian Lavers
Topic:
"Leadership During Uncertain Times"
April 29 on Facebook

PlayerMaker guest Steve Barrett
Topic:
"Understanding the Youth Athlete: Transition Between Age Groups"
April 28 on Facebook

Former USWNT players Shannon Cirovski & Shannon Mac Millan
Topic:
"Let's Talk about Team Culture"
April 24 on Facebook

Dr. Holly Silvers-Granelli & UCLA commit Emma Egizii
Topic:
"Prevalence of ACL Injuries in Female Athletes"
April 23 on Facebook

id2 director Tricia Taliaferro and UNC defender Maycee Bell
Topic:
"id2 and Beyond: Proper Identification & Development to Launch a Career"
April 22 on Facebook

NWSL Players Association Executive Director & former Chicago Red Stars standout Brooke Elby
Topic:
"Pathway to a Career in Soccer"
April 21 on Facebook

Edina Soccer Club DOC Colette Montgomery & Ohio Travel Soccer League DOC Marcie Schwartz
Topic:
"Better Coaches = Better Players: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment"
April 20 on Facebook

Positive Coaching Alliance VP of External Relations Casey Miller
Topic:
"Social Media For Success: An Athlete's Guide"
April 17 on Instagram

id2 directors Gerry McKeown and Tricia Taliaferro
Topic:
"How Youth Players Can Become Leaders"
April 16 on Facebook

ScoutingZone co-founder Tara Parker and Beast Mode Soccer founder David Copeland-Smith
Topic:
"Dispelling Popular Myths in College Recruiting"
April 14 on Facebook

Fit for 90 founder John Cone
Topic:
"Individual Training Suggestions"
April 10 on Facebook

TopYa!'s Chris Antoline
Topic:
 "Review of the Virtual Skills Contest for P1 Clubs"
April 9 on Facebook

Nick Lusson, of P1-licensed club Sheriffs FC
Topic:
"New Coaching Role: Addressing the Psychological and Child-Safety Crisis Created by Imposed Isolation"
April 8 on Facebook

Beyond Pulse's Michael Sup and Matt Saul
Topic:
"Smart Belts to Help Players Track Active Participation at Home"
April 7 on Facebook

Player's Health founder Tyrre Burks 
Topic: "Let's Review Your Club's Risk Management Policies"
April 6 on Facebook | Presentation (.pdf)

Positive Coaching Alliance National Director of Training Ruben Nieves
Topic:
"When Coaching Crosses the Line"
April 2 on Facebook

11+ co-creators Holly Silvers-Granelli and Mario Bizzini
Topic: "Prehab at Home" and exploring the various 11+ warm-up programs (general, for kids, for referees and for goalkeepers)
March 31 on Facebook

SportSessionPlanner founder Magnus Alford 
Topic:
"Get Organized in the Downtime," plus an introduction to new features in the platform
March 24 on Facebook

Positive Coaching Alliance Executive Vice President Jason Sacks 
Topic: "
Dealing with Disappointment"
March 20 on Facebook

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 1-Spain course 
Feb. 2-11 in Madrid, Spain 

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2 course, hosted by NorCal Premier
Jan. 4-5 at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA

Players First Summit
Dec. 12-14 in Miami Lakes, FL

LaLiga Workshop, hosted by Alianza de Futbol
Sept. 28 at SilverLakes Sports Complex; Corona, CA

Facebook Live with Magnus Alford about SportSessionPlanner's platform
Sept. 19 on Facebook

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 1 course: Aug. 2-4, 2019 in Elmhurst, Illinois
Hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course: July 26-28, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio
Hosted by Ohio Premier SC

Facebook Live with Dev Mishra about Sideline Sports Doc's new "Good To Go" app
April 3 on Facebook

Beyond Pulse: Thursday, Feb. 7 on Facebook Live with Johnny Wilson and Michael Sup: “Tracking Speed Improvements for Youth Soccer Players”

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course: Jan. 4-6, 2019 in Northern California
Hosted by NorCal Premier

SCOUTINGZONE: Dec. 17 on Facebook Live with Brooke Kentera and Tara Parker: “Tips on how to create your top college list”

Sideline Sports Doc: Oct. 2 on Facebook Live with Dev Mishra on Player Health & Safety

LaLiga/Málaga CF: Sept. 28 on Facebook Live (English / Spanish) with Rafa Gill on “The Importance of Club Structure and Standards”

LaLiga/Celta de Vigo: Sept. 25 on Facebook Live (English / Spanish) with Eduardo Covelo Mateo and Carlos Hugo Garcia Bayon on “Creating a Club Culture and Maintaining It”

Kimet Sport: Sept. 24 on Facebook Live (English / Spanish) with Gari Fullaondo on “A Methodology Director’s Role and Importance in the Success of Developing the Club”

Beyond Pulse: Sept. 21 on Facebook Live with Michael Sup and Johnny Wilson on “The Art of Agility – Think Fast, Move Fast”

TopYa!: Sept. 12 on Facebook Live with Chris Antoline on “How to Engage Kids and Encourage Ball Work Outside of Practice”

SCOUTINGZONE: Sept. 11 on Facebook Live with Brooke Kentera and Tara Parker: “tips for student athletes: how to own your recruitment process”

Positive Coaching Alliance: Sept. 7 on Facebook Live with Jason Sacks: “one exercise to align parents and their children’s goals”

Soccer Parent Resource Center: Sept. 5 on Facebook Live with Skye Eddy Bruce on “The Importance of Parent Engagement in a Club Environment”

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2: Aug. 3-5, 2018 in Chicago
Hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: July 27-29, 2018 in the New England area
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: March 16-18, 2018 in College Station, Texas
Hosted by United Soccer Clubs

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Jan. 12-14, 2018 in Tulsa, Okla.
Hosted by Oklahoma Premier Clubs

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2: Aug. 11-13, 2017 in New Jersey
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Aug. 4-6, 2017 in Elmhurst, Ill.
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2: July 7-9, 2017 in Livermore, Calif.
Hosted by NorCal Premier Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Feb. 3-5, 2017 in La Jolla, Calif.
Hosted by Elite Clubs National League

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Dec. 16-18, 2016 in Carlstadt, N.J.
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Aug. 5-7, 2016 in Elmhurst, Ill.
Hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: July 29-31, 2016 in Lorton, Va.
Hosted by Virginia NPL

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: June 3-5, 2016 in Livermore, Calif.
Hosted by NorCal Premier Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: March 11-13, 2016 in College Station, Texas
Hosted by United Soccer Clubs