John O'Sullivan

#68 How to take US Soccer to the next level with Coaching Director for US Youth Soccer, Sam Snow.

#68 How to take US Soccer to the next level with Coaching Director for US Youth Soccer, Sam Snow.

What will it take for US Soccer to become a World Soccer Power? How can we continue to grow the game at the youth levels while helping to improve at the highest too? This episode, we sit down with Sam Snow to talk about his role with US Youth Soccer and the plan for getting to the next level.   Enjoy the show!   Show Notes 6:15 The Soccer Boom of the 70s thanks to the NASL 10:15 Positive changes in soccer over the last few decades 17:15 The Art and the Science of Sport – Soccer is more Art 32:15 There is nothing sacred about the number 11 – let them play in less numbers 38:15 John and Sam discuss the player age mandate 42:15 The need for parent engagement in soccer 52:45 Penetration to the grassroots is still a challenge for US Soccer   About Sam Snow Sam recently retired as Coaching Director for US Youth Soccer. It was a post he had held since 2004. His reputation for teaching both players and coaches in a manner that is professional, non-threatening and enjoyable is widely acknowledged and respected throughout the nation. Snow's accolades are impressively stacked, including the United States Soccer Federation "A" License and National Youth License, a Premier Diploma and National Goalkeeping Coaching License. Coaching is a second nature for him, as he has coached at the high school (Norfolk Catholic High School), collegiate (Florida Southern College, University of South Florida, Virginia Wesleyan College), state (Florida Youth Soccer Association) and regional (US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Region III) levels. Prior to joining the US Youth Soccer Technical Department, Snow held positions as a U.S. Soccer National Staff Instructor and as a Director of Coaching for Louisiana Soccer Association. In 1977, Snow received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and his Master of Arts – Physical Education from the University of South Florida in 1979. Get in Touch Emails:   Become a Transformational Coach Today -   Join Us at Way of Champions 2018   Take your Coaching to the Next Level with Transformational Coaching     If you are enjoying our podcast, please help us out and leave a review on iTunes. How to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad   Launch Apple’s Podcast app. Tap the Search tab. Enter the name Way of Champions. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right. Tap the album art for the Way of Champions podcast. Tap the Reviews tab. Tap Write a Review at the bottom. Thanks so much, every review helps us to spread this message!   Hosted by John O'Sullivan. Produced by Coach Reed Maltbie

Duration: 1 hr 3 min

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