Coaches

Soccer Nation Expo presents world-class coaches in highly instructive clinics on the AstroTurf VIP Coach Pitch and in exclusive classroom sessions throughout the show. Remember: to get special VIP seating at all of the coaching clinics and exclusive entrance to all of the classroom sessions, you will need to purchase a VIP Coach Pass.

VIP COACH PASS presented by the LA Galaxy
The Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass, presented by the LA Galaxy, is the best way to make the most of your trip to Soccer Nation Expo 2014. From a reserved seating area around the AstroTurf VIP Coach Pitch, where our special guests will present coaching clinics, to exclusive access to VIP Classroom Sessions on a variety of coaching-related topics, to early VIP access to the Expo on Saturday, February 8, 2014 -- the VIP Coach Pass is the only way to go.

To learn more about the VIP Coach Pass, click here.
To sign up for your VIP Coach Pass now, click here.

 
VIP Coaching Clinics
Saturday, February 8, 2014 Sunday, February 9, 2014
VIP Coach Classroom Sessions
Saturday, February 8, 2014 Sunday, February 9, 2014
 
For the full Soccer Nation Expo schedule of events, click here

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AstroTurf VIP Coach Pitch
Clinic Schedule | Saturday, February 8, 2014

All clinics, times and presenters are tentative and subject to change up to show time.
All sessions are only open to VIP Coach Pass holders unless otherwise noted:
**LA84: A limited number of seats are available to the public, courtesy of the LA84 Foundation.
Time Topic (click links for more info) Presenter
09:00 a.m.-
09:40 a.m.

Collecting and Redirecting Air Balls with the Correct Technical Application
LA84**

Laura Harvey
Seattle Reign head coach &
former Arsenal LFC head coach

09:50 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Dominating the Game, Translated to Your Training

Mary Kok-Willemsen
Former FC Twente head coach

10:40 a.m.-
11:30 a.m.

Using Your Goalkeepers in Training If You Do Not Have a Goalkeeping Coach
LA84**

Jack Stern
Montreal Impact (MLS) U21 goalkeeper coach

11:40 a.m.-
12:20 p.m.

Working with Your Holding and Attacking Midfielders and Emphasizing Their Roles
LA84**

Romeo Jozak
Croatian Football Federation
Technical Director

12:30 p.m.-
01:10 p.m.

Using Simple Patterns of Play in Small Areas to Create Goalscoring Opportunities
LA84**

Aidy Boothroyd
Former Watford, Colchester United, Coventry City & Northampton Town manager

01:20 p.m.-
02:00 p.m.

Utilizing the Coerver Methodology in Progressive Technical Training: Attacking Moves

Roy Dunshee
Washington College men's head coach & NSCAA staff coach

02:10 p.m.-
02:50 p.m.

Teaching Youth Players to Use Overlapping Runs and Give-and-Gos to Better Affect Attacking Play

Schellas Hyndman
NSCAA staff coach and former FC Dallas & SMU head coach

03:00 p.m.-
03:50 p.m.

Creating Width in a Small-Sided Game
LA84**

Aidy Boothroyd
Former Watford, Colchester United, Coventry City & Northampton Town manager

04:00 p.m.-
04:50 p.m.

How Pressing as a Small Group and an Expanded Small Group Can Lead to Scoring Opportunities
LA84**

Hans Westerhof
Former C.F. Pachuca
Sporting Director

 

AstroTurf VIP Coach Pitch
Clinic Schedule | Sunday, February 9, 2014

09:00 a.m.-
09:40 a.m.

Creating Mobility in Attack

Schellas Hyndman
NSCAA staff coach and former FC Dallas & SMU head coach

09:50 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Increasing Team Possession to Enhance Speed of Play

Jillian Ellis
U.S. Soccer Women's Technical Director

10:40 a.m.-
11:30 a.m.

Combination Play in Small Spaces to Create Goalscoring Opportunities
LA84**

Aidy Boothroyd
Former Watford, Colchester United, Coventry City & Northampton Town manager

11:40 a.m.- 12:20 p.m.

How to Work with Recreational Players to Make Practice Fun and Challenging

Vince Ganzberg
U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor for Zone One Play

12:30 p.m.- 01:10 p.m.

Teaching Width in Small-Sided Games

Hans Westerhof
Former C.F. Pachuca
Sporting Director

01:10 p.m.- 01:40 p.m.

Creating Scoring Opportunities in the Attacking Third
LA84**

Romeo Jozak
Croatian Football Federation
Technical Director

01:50 p.m.- 02:30 p.m.

How to Incorporate the Best Techniques for Very Young Players When Heading the Ball

LA Galaxy coach TBA

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VIP Coach Classroom Sessions Schedule | Saturday, February 8, 2014
Room #510
All clinics, times and presenters are tentative and subject to change up to show time.
All sessions are only open to VIP Coach Pass holders unless otherwise noted:
**LA84: A limited number of seats are available to the public, courtesy of the LA84 Foundation.
*OPEN: This session is open to all Expo attendees.
Time Topic (click links for more info) Presenter

10:00 a.m.- 10:50 a.m.

An Inside Look at How an English Premier Academy Works and How to Manage at the Highest Level in the Premier League
**LA84

Aidy Boothroyd
Former Watford, Colchester United, Coventry City & Northampton Town manager

11:00 a.m.- 11:50 a.m.

The Changing Game in the MLS and What Is In the Future for Our Youth and College Players

Schellas Hyndman
NSCAA staff coach and former FC Dallas & SMU head coach

12:00 p.m.- 12:50 p.m.

Developing Youth Players to Reach Their Maximum Potential
**LA84

Hans Westerhof
Former C.F. Pachuca
Sporting Director

01:00 p.m.- 01:50 p.m.

Being Successful in a Small Country and Competing with Other European Powers at the Youth Level
**LA84

Romeo Jozak
Croatian Football Federation
Technical Director

02:00 p.m.- 02:50 p.m.

Women's and Girls' Soccer in Europe and the U.S.

Laura Harvey
Seattle Reign head coach & former Arsenal LFC head coach

Mary Kok-Willemsen
Former FC Twente head coach

 
VIP Coach Classroom Sessions Schedule | Sunday, February 9, 2014
Room #510

09:00 a.m.- 09:50 a.m.

Dynamic Technique and Individual Tactics: Structure and Progress
**LA84

Romeo Jozak
Croatian Football Federation
Technical Director

10:00 a.m.- 10:50 a.m.

A Look at ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing and What Coaches and Parents Need to Know
**LA84

Fernando Saldana ATC
Head Athletic Trainer for Cal South Pro+/ODP

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Developing the Goalkeeper through Youth Soccer at All Levels from Recreational to Competitive
**LA84

Jack Stern
Montreal Impact (MLS) U21 goalkeeper coach

12:45 p.m.- 01:30 p.m.

How to Develop Zone One Recreational Coaches to Help Better Prepare Them for the Season Ahead
*OPEN to the public

Vince Ganzberg
U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor for Zone One Play

01:30 p.m.- 02:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion:
Recreational Player Development Needs and the "Teach the Teacher" Program

*OPEN to the public

Vince Ganzberg
U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor for Zone One Play

Steve Hoffman
Cal South Director of Coaching Education & Player Development
Elliott Spruell
Cal South Coaching Education Coordinator

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RECREATIONAL COACHES:
Recreational coaches will learn exciting new drills and get great ideas by visiting the AstroTurf Recreational Pitch. Cal South Coaching Education staff will be demonstrating age and skill level appropriate activities and games for recreational coaches and players throughout both days of the show. Show attendees will get to take part in some of these activities and games, so bring your kids as well! To see the AstroTurf Recreational Pitch schedule, click here.

SEE THE LATEST IN SOCCER GEAR:
The latest training equipment, uniforms, gear, books and computer/internet technology designed to help YOU become an even better coach and administrator! To see a full list of exhibitors from Soccer Nation Expo 2014, click here.

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