Rick Meana is the Director of Coaching for New Jersey Youth Soccer, leading a staff of national state coaching school instructors from across the state influencing learning for thousands of kids. He is a former college coach and currently on the US Youth Soccer National Instructor Staff .
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Rick about his coaching education programme that covers philosophy, methodology and how the youth players are educated with fun, a sense of belonging, development and the best way to discipline out of line players:
Dave clarke asked Alf Galustian this question: "Bayern Munich has removed U9 and U10 teams and their academy will now start at U11. Is this a model other professional clubs should follow?" Find out what he thinks. Also session planning, what are the most important things to consider? We also discuss the current Covid restrictions and how we can help players to practice at home. MORE
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Keith Boanas about dealing with coaching in the lockdown including keeping fit, the learning curve for coaches as well as players, sessions he has had published in Soccer Coach Weekly and Elite Soccer, his role with the Palace for Life Foundation, what skills a coach should be looking to learn from coach education and life as a published author. MORE
I launched my podcast this time last year, totally oblivious to the problems that were developing in the world. But as ever there is no difference to how I feel about coaching and once again by the time it gets to New Year's Day I find I'm itching to get back out on the pitch! So I read books, listen to some podcasts and generally boost my coaching knowledge sitting in the house. MORE
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Billy Gazonas about his book that chronicles his time in college soccer with tales from Bruce Springsteen to Franz Beckenbauer and includes some valuable advice for coaches on teaching technique to players and using tactics to win games. Most of all Billy highlights what players can do to improve their game working alone and the dedication it takes to become a champion. MORE
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Chris Panayiotou the Director of Coaching for Virginia Rush senior boys about looking beyond winning with an emphasis on educating players and parents in the philosophy he has for Virginia Rush MORE
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Andy and Paul from Go4Goal about the use of a mentor both for head coaches and for the head coach mentoring the coaches underneath them. Including coaching technique, focus and following a season long philosophy MORE