The COACHES COLLABORATIVES
Recent: March, 2021
In March's Coaches Collaborative we were honored to have Doug Lemov, as our special guest. Doug is the author of international bestseller Teach Like a Champion and one of our nation’s most respected ‘teacher of teachers.’ Doug’s professional life since 2005 has been dedicated to observing, studying, documenting, writing and sharing insights about this most important of societal roles, being a teacher, with a specific focus on sharing simple and powerful strategies that great teachers have that may set them apart from the rest. Doug believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education. Besides being a great educator, Doug also happens to be a fantastic and knowledgeable soccer person! Doug has worked extensively with the US Soccer Federation as a keynote presenter on various courses. Doug’s most recent book, The Coaches Guide to Teaching brings his considerable wealth of knowledge about the science of classroom teaching to the sports coaching world, to help create championship caliber coaches on the court and field.
Recent: February, 2021
In February's Coaches Collaborative we were honored to have Rene Meulensteen as our special guest. Rene spent the early parts of his career working in the Netherlands before taking up managerial roles with the Qatari youth teams, before moving to Manchester United for over 12 years, coaching and leading in various roles in the Academy and also with the First Team as Technical Coach and Assistant Coach to Sir Alex Ferguson. Throughout this diverse and expansive coaching experiences (N.E.C, Al-Ittihad, Brondy, Fulham, Maccabi Haifa) both with young players in the Academy setting, and with many of the top players in world, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Rene’s level of developmental insights and methods are respected around the world.
Recent: January, 2021
In January's Coaches Collaborative we were honored to have Keith Tozer join us as our special guest. Keith is one of the preeminent experts in the growth and development of Futsal in our country. This will be a fascinating talk with Keith as we have asked him to share on his background in Futsal, how Futsal is used in countries like Brazil and Spain. Futsal is one of the best developmental games for young players because of the need for both control and skill in tight areas, and the smaller field size and numbers ensures a game is fast-paced, intense, with many opportunities for dribbling, combinations, and goal scoring.
Recent: December, 2020
In December's Coaches Collaborative we were honored to have Zeb Jacobs join us as our special guest. A young coach of only 25 years old, but with with a wealth of enthusiasm and ideas to develop young players. Zeb shared with us some of the concepts and principles that are being applied and practiced at the Academy of Royal Antwerp, including the process of unlocking potential in the youth, and the concepts of guided defending in designing exercises that promote talent and skill development.
Recent: October, 2020
In October's Coaches Collaborative we were honored to have Romeo Jozak join us as our special guest. A developer respected around the world for his work and leadership with the Croatian Football Federation and as the Sporting Director of Dinamo Zagreb one of the most prolific academies in Europe in developing top talents. Romeo shared with us many insights, including the culture of Croatia- specifically as it related to it's youth structure, entry levels, and key developmental principles and methodology.
Recent: September, 2020
In September's The Coaches Collaborative we had the special priviledge to have Todd Beane, Founder of TOVO Training and TOVO Academy Barcelona join us. In TOVO Training, Beane has combined proven pedagogical practices of experts in the field of education with the visionary components of a total football legend into a dynamic and practical training methodology. Beane worked with Johan Cruyff for 14 years to create the Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies and to deliver total football training programs to professional clubs worldwide.
Recent: August, 2020
In August's The Coaches Collaborative special guest Tanner Chassman, Houston Dynamo Academy, Skills Coach, took us through a deep dive into the many facets and qualities of technique, while also sharing his projects during the Covid-19 times to inspire young players to continue to technically develop while at home. Tanner's growing expertise in developing and inspiring skillful young players will be a great start to the topic of developing Technical Excellence.
Recent: July 2020
In July's The Coaches Collaborative the focus was on a very special and interesting topic: Perception, and the importance of helping young players develop and improve their ability to see more of the game around them. We had a fantastic presentation by Houston Dynamo Academy, Director of Formation, Hiro Suzuki, who took us on a deep dive into this theme and which included some of the practical methods being used in the Houston Dynamo Academy to improve the skills surveillance- the gathering of information, while on the field.
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Dec. 2020- Coaches Collaborative - Zeb Jacobs - Royal Antwerp