The Capital District Youth Soccer League will present its 10th annual Coaches Workshop at Afrim’s Sports Park in Colonie, N.Y. this Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
The workshop, the largest annual gathering annually of upstate soccer coaches, provides a one-day venue for coaches and club administrators to combine attendance at the mandatory coaches meetings with clinics and workshops that enhance player, team and club development plus safety. A representative from each of the CDYSL’s nearly 400 teams –boys, girls and coed (youngest squads) – will be in attendance.
The clinicians lineup includes:
* Beestera Soccer Training, featuring coaches James Beeston, Matt Needham and Mike Matera
* John Ciano, the College of St. Rose men’s soccer coach
* Adam Clifton, “A” license coach who has been the RPI men’s coach since 2002
* Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association ODP coach Chris Cormier
* Neal Ellis, the former director of coaching and development for the South Texas Youth Soccer Association
* Bill Sampaio, national director of Grassroots Education for US Youth Futsal
* Bill Steffen, sports psychologist at Wingate University
A lunch for new coaches (first and second year) will be served at the mandatory coaches meeting.
For more information about the workshop, call the league at 518-435-2325 or 518-435-2326.