Earlier this month, I attended the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia. The event hosted over 10,000 soccer coaches and program administrators from across the nation for five days of field demonstrations, coaching sessions, and lectures. I’ve attended this convention in the past and was excited to see that this year’s event placed a greater emphasis on […]

This program year, Soccer for Success will teach soccer and life-skills to approximately 25,000 youth across the country. This is no small feat, as just five short years ago the program began with only 3,000 children. To achieve our goal of impacting 25,000 kids in the 2014-2015 program year, we’ll need over 2,000 coaches to help implement […]

Typically you don’t hear people mention these two statements together: I was on my feet for 13 hours straight. It was awesome. Each year, the U.S. Soccer Foundation puts on the Capital Soccer Classic.  This year’s event featured an Embassy tournament, a tournament for Capitol Hill staff, and the main event, the Congressional soccer game. […]

When I joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation staff, and more specifically the Programs team supporting Soccer for Success, I knew I walked into both a huge opportunity and a tremendous challenge.  One of the main components of my job is training our Soccer for Success coaches.  This season we will work with 1,500 coaches in 24 cities across the country. Through […]