By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
March 6, 2018-The 8th Annual Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) Coaches Workshop takes place on Saturday, March 10 at the Sand Creek Middle School, 329 Sand Creek Road in Albany.
“I am very excited about our workshop and the high level of talent and experience our very well-known clinicians and presenters are bringing to the capital of New York State,” commented CDYSL President Tim Owens.
The CDYSL Coaches Workshop 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. The event also helps the upcoming Spring Season run smoothly. It's open to the general public and it is mandatory that a coach or representative from all the CDYSL teams attend. Check-in before 9:00 am with the clinics going from 9:00 am to 12:50 pm.
The all-star line-up of clinicians are:
• Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Director of Coaching Instruction Tim Bradbury
He will be giving a clinic on A Rhythm For Teaching Possession and leading a Q&A session on US Soccer’s Players Development Initiative and the New Grass Roots Coaching Courses
• Jonathan Bain, New York Elite Boys Director of Coaching
He will be giving a clinic on Coaching the 1st and 2nd Defender
• New York Coerver Coaching Director Rob Bruley
His clinics will focus on Ball Mastery Warm-Up. One will be on Moves to Beat a Player and Small-Sided Games while the other is on Passing and Receiving, Keeping Possession and the Fast Break Attack.
• College of St. Rose men’s soccer coach John Ciano
His clinic is on Playing Out of the Back–Developing Movements and Relationships
• Longtime RPI men’s soccer coach Adam Clinton
Adam will be giving a clinic on Training Possession With a Purpose
• Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts women’s soccer coach Deb Rader and Schoharie High School boys coach Prince Knight
Deb will be giving a clinic on How to Run a Practice Specifically For Young Players and, teaming with Prince, they will present a clinic on Goalkeeping–Basic Handling and Footwork
• Siena College and US Olympic Committee team physician Dr. Hamish Kerr
The doctor will be speaking on Injury Prevention and Heading in Soccer
• Luigi Rende, Coordinator of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Services, OrthoNY
Luigi will be presenting a Basic First Aid Workshop
Admission is free, the schedule is attached so please join us for a very educational day of soccer. For more information about the CDYSL Coaches Workshop, contact the CDYSL office at 518-435-2325.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.