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Sharing insights and opinions on coaching and the sport in general, The Coaching Journey helps connect those interested in shaping the future of the beautiful game! Whether you are a coach, a player, or a parent, you will find something useful in the discussion! Continue the discussion! On Facebook: The Coaching Journey On Twitter @TheCoachJourney

Sharing insights and opinions on coaching and the sport in general, The Coaching Journey helps connect those interested in shaping the future of the beautiful game! Whether you are a coach, a player, or a parent, you will find something useful in the discussion! Continue the discussion! On Facebook: The Coaching Journey On Twitter @TheCoachJourney
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Sharing insights and opinions on coaching and the sport in general, The Coaching Journey helps connect those interested in shaping the future of the beautiful game! Whether you are a coach, a player, or a parent, you will find something useful in the discussion! Continue the discussion! On Facebook: The Coaching Journey On Twitter @TheCoachJourney

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Episodes

Episode 43: Sean Afkhaminia Talks about Building a Club from the Ground Up

12/9/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Sean Afkhaminia on the show! Sean is the CEO and Technical Director of Footy Factory, based in Dallas, Texas. Our discussion today focuses on Sean's background, and how his playing career shaped his future coaching career in a desire to bridge the gap he saw with the training he and others were receiving. We talk a lot about Sean's decision to start Footy Factory, a training organization turned club, and the challenges he faced...

Duration:00:38:49

Episode 42: Tom Byer, Technical Coach, Youth Development Expert, and Author

12/2/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Tom Byer on the show! Tom is originally from New York, but has lived in Asia as a technical coach for the past 30 years, most notably with his time in Japan. He is the author of "Football Starts at Home" and is considered by many as a leading technical and development expert throughout world football. Our discussion today focuses on skill acquisition at the youngest ages, breaking from certain myths on age appropriate...

Duration:00:38:14

Episode 41: David Garcia, U9-12 Select Director of Coaching Rapids Youth Soccer

11/18/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome David Garcia on the show! David is a UEFA A licensed coach currently working as the Select Director of U9-U12 with Rapids Youth Soccer. Born in Mexico City and later moving to Rochester, David began coaching in upstate New York, and in 2013 moved to Spain to immerse himself in the country and bring his coaching to the next level. Working with various clubs in Spain, most recently TOVO Academy in Barcelona, he completed his UEFA...

Duration:00:48:39

Episode 40: Paul Holocher, Houston Dynamo Academy Director

11/11/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome back Paul Holocher on the show. Paul is the current Academy Director with the Houston Dynamo. Our discussion today focuses around the first steps a person will take as they embark in a new organization, especially in a leadership position. Paul talks about the culture they want to magnify at the Dynamo, the necessary progressions to create a comprehensive "development" culture, and more! Be sure to follow Paul on Twitter:...

Duration:00:32:34

Episode 39: Jess Ibrom, High Performance and Elite Youth Development Coach

11/4/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Jess Ibrom on the show! Jess is a coach who has most recently been the Technical Director of the Cook Islands, as well as a Coach Instructor under the guidance of the Oceania Football Confederation and FIFA. He has also served as the the Academy Director of Wellington Phoenix F.C., a High Performance Coach for Chelsea F.C. in New Zealand, and has a coaching career that has seen roles in the United States, Mexico, England, and...

Duration:00:40:14

Episode 38: A Discussion with Adin Osmanbasic, Coach and Analyst

10/28/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Adin Osmanbasic back on the show! Adin is a coach and analyst, with recent experience as the First-Team Analyst with the Columbus Crew and often featured on Spielverlagerung. Our discussion today focuses on how Adin sees the relationship between analysis and coaching, shifting trends in the modern game, and his approach to analysis as well as some common misconceptions. Be sure to follow Adin's work on social media and...

Episode 37: A Discussion with Sean Nahas, First Team Assistant Coach and Academy Director of North Carolina Courage

10/21/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Sean Nahas on the show! Sean is the current First Team Assistant Coach of the 2018 NWSL Champions, North Carolina Courage, as well as serving as the Girls Development Academy Director for the Courage. When the WNY Flash moved to North Carolina, becoming the Courage, they were a team that had just finished as NWSL Champions. Finishing as runners-up in 2017, the NC Courage capped off an incredible second season as NWSL Shield...

Duration:00:41:02

A Discussion with Brett Uttley, Assistant Coach at Rio Grande Valley FC

3/11/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is very excited to welcome Brett Uttley on the show! Born and raised in Rhode Island, Brett is the 1st Assistant Coach for the Rio Grande Valley Toros of the United Soccer League (USLPro), who are the 2nd Team of the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer. In 2016, Uttley was the Fitness Coach for the Seattle Sounders reserve team in the USLPro, in addition to being the Head Coach for the Seattle Sounders U-13 Academy team. Uttley earned the MBP Master...

Duration:00:36:17

A Discussion With Zac Ludwig, Founder and CEO of Switching the Field

2/11/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Zac Ludwig on the show! Zac is the Founder and CEO of Switching the Field, a company that provides education and development services to youth soccer organizations in areas they otherwise are unable or struggle to sufficiently serve their members. He is also an instructor for various United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer coaching courses. In what is perhaps a timely conversation, our discussion revolves much around US Soccer on...

Duration:00:53:26

Episode 34: A Discussion with Mark O Sullivan, Coach and Youth Development AIK, Coach Education Consultant with the Canadian FA

2/4/2018
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Mark O Sullivan on the show! Mark currently works with coach and youth development with AIK, the Canadian FA as Coach Education Consultant, a District Coach Educator in Stockholm and a PhD Researcher! Our discussion delves deep into the topics of sport specialization, youth development, and much more. It's a great discussion which combines both practical experience with academic research in an approachable manner. Be sure to...

Duration:00:44:48

Sexism in Soccer, a Discussion with @Soccrcoachprobs and Friends

12/10/2017
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This week the Coaching Journey is joined by Twitter’s own @soccrcoachprobs and a panel of her friends to speak about the rampant problems female coaches have in the world of soccer. @soccrcoachprobs joined Twitter in 2011 about three months after her players introduced her to the witty world of @soccergirlprobs. Anonymity has been an outlet for many personalities on the internet and for @soccrcoachprobs this is no exception as she tweets about a wide spectrum of problems from crazy...

Duration:00:54:33

A Discussion with Adrian Bradbury, Founder and Director of the Football For Good Academy

4/30/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Adrian Bradbury on the show! Adrian is the current founder and director of the Football for Good Academy in Uganda. Our discussion is an excellent one focusing on Adrian's journey that has brought him to a place few would have ever expected having started in Toronto. We discuss Adrian's work in creating and fostering a highly competitive academy in Uganda with the hopes of developing professional footballers and helping the...

Duration:00:54:04

A Discussion with Carrie Taylor, Coach, Writer, and Host of Women Talking Football

4/23/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey is excited to welcome Carrie Taylor on the show! Carrie is a coach, writer for SoccerNation, and she is also the host of Women Talking Football, a radio show! Our discussion today focuses on women involved in the sport, as we look at the difficulties many women face in a sport that some wrongfully consider to be a "man's game." Why do we see a dearth of female coaches? Why does a man coaching a female team not raise any issues, but a woman coaching a male...

Duration:00:59:14

A Discussion with Paul Holocher, Director of Player Development, U16, U18 Head Coach, San Jose Earthquakes Academy

4/16/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Paul Holocher on the show! We have a fantastic discussion today looking at youth development in the United States and explore whether or not the professional youth development structure in the U.S. is maximizing its ability to develop pros. We tackle the issue of college soccer vs academy development, and explore the areas in which the youth landscape is improving, and the areas in which it needs to improve. Support the podcast...

Duration:00:55:21

A Discussion with Tim Bradbury, Director of Coaching for Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

4/9/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Tim Bradbury on the show. Tim is the current Director of Coaching with Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, as well as an NSCAA Instructor, and the Director of Coaching Development for SUSA. Our discussion revolves around various "dogmas" within youth development as we discuss single vs multi-sport development, the best ways to educate coaches, and we also discuss the USSF and the changes taking place currently. It's a...

Duration:00:38:08

A Discussion with Luis Swisher, DOC FC Boulder, CONCACAF Instructor, and former Guatemalan MNT Player

4/1/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Luis Swisher on the show! Luis is a former professional player and Guatemalan Men's National Team player. After his playing career, he worked with DC United and the New York Red Bulls, and is currently a Director of Coaching with FC Boulder, as well as their PDL Head Coach, and a CONCACAF Instructor. Our discussion this week focuses on Luis' story on how he got to where he is today. We talk about the player development pathway...

Duration:00:54:28

A Discussion with Reed Maltbie, Chief Content Officer at Changing the Game Project

3/26/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Reed Maltbie on the show! Reed is currently the Chief Content Officer and Lead Presenter at Changing the Game Project. We delve into various "concepts" within youth development, some good, some bad, and all misunderstood. We touch on some recent topics and go over some conundrums coaches may face when creating their own philosophy. It is a fantastic discussion for any educator, coach, parent, or even player! Be sure to...

Duration:00:45:12

A Discussion with Frank Tschan, Coach Educator with US Soccer

3/19/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Frank Tschan on the show! Frank is a Coach Educator with US Soccer, but before that he was living and working in Germany as the Director of Sports and Club Manager for the International School of Dusseldorf for 15 years. Frank also served as the ODP Director of Coaching Education for Europe, the NSCAA Regional Director for Europe, and worked closely with the DFB’s coaching education department on a variety of programs and...

Duration:01:02:11

A Discussion with Vlatko Andonovski, Head Coach of FC Kansas City, Two Time NWSL Champion, and NWSL Coach of the Year

3/12/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Vlatko Andonovski on the show! Vlatko is the current Head Coach of FC Kansas City in the NWSL. He has been a part of an FC KC side that won the NWSL Championship in 2014 and 2015, and he was also named the NWSL Coach of the Year in 2013. We have an excellent discussion focusing on Vlatko's experiences working with some of the best women's players in the world, as well as his coaching and development methodology, lessons he has...

Duration:00:39:43

A Discussion With Mark Parsons, Head Coach of the Portland Thorns and NWSL Coach of the Year

3/5/2017
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to bring Mark Parsons on the show! Mark is the current Head Coach of the Portland Thorns in the NWSL, and he is also the current NWSL Coach of the Year! Mark and Portland ended their 2016 league campaign in first, and advanced to the semi-finals in the NWSL Playoffs before losing to the eventual champions, Western New York Flash. Our discussion revolves around Mark's journey from England to the professional game in the United States. We...

Duration:00:39:07