HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel are coming to Massapequa, N.Y.
The show and Gumbel will be filming international grassroots soccer expert Tom Byer at the Long Island-NY Grassroots Development Symposium at Massapequa High School Monday at 7 p.m.
They plan on producing a segment on Byer and his work promoting grassroots soccer in Asia.
A native of Ulster County, New York, Byer is considered one of the leading clinicians and thinkers in grassroots soccer development. He has been invited to present his methods to many international soccer organizations, including UEFA, Asian Football Confederation, German Football Association and the Bundesliga and their grassroots programs.
Byer advocates the importance of early age development. He demonstrates the significance of parental education and why ‘Football Starts At Home’ through his case studies.
His presentation will include home videos of how young children progress when “technical skills are their first interaction with a soccer ball.”
Byer was also a featured presenter at the United Soccer Coaches convention (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America) in Los Angeles earlier this year.
BQE Soccer Partners and the Massapequa Soccer Club are hosting the event.