2015 NSCAA Convention
Schedule subject to change. Please check back frequently as additions to presentation schedule will be updated often.

Advanced Youth Technical Training PDC: NFHS/United Soccer Coaches
PDC: The Collegiate Coach US Youth Soccer Workshop

8:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 102AIndiana Fire Coaches Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pmM Franklin 11GoBonzi.com Referee Training
8:00 am - 9:00 pmCC Grand HallRegistration (Attendee)
8:00 am - 9:00 pmCC Outside Hall ARegistration (Exhibitor)
9:00 am - 10:00 amM 307NSCAA Senior College Men's and Women's Coach of the Year Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pmM 310Colonial Athletic Association Women's Soccer Coaches Meeting
9:00 am - 12:00 pmM 304NSCAA Ethics Committee Meeting
9:30 am - 10:30 amCC 204B
"Developing 5 Pillars of the Game Through Small Sided Environments", Part 2, Classroom Session
Janet Rayfield, Head Women's Coach, University of Illinois
9:30 am - 10:30 amCC Hall B
"Developing Mental Toughness in Practice"
Dr. Tiffany Jones, President, X-Factor Performance Consulting
9:30 am - 10:30 amCC 113A
"Review of World Cup Goalkeepers"
Jason Grubb, Goalkeeper Coach, Quinnipiac University Men's Soccer
9:30 am - 10:30 amCC Hall C
"The Gene Chyzowych High School Session: My Favorite Games", Presented by the Chyzowych Foundation
Roby Stahl, Executive Director, AFC Lightning
9:30 am - 10:30 amCC 114
“Scouting the Opponent at the Elite Pro Level”
João Pedro Sacramento, Team Scout, AS Monaco
9:30 am - 11:00 amCC 204A
"Motivating your Athletes: Functional Tools for Peak Performance"
Kelly Kratz, Lead Trainer, Positive Coaching Alliance
10:00 am - 10:45 amM 407-408NSCAA High School Rankings Committee
10:00 am - 11:00 amM 306NSCAA High School Assistant Coach of the Year Committee
10:00 am - 11:00 amM 305NSCAA Senior College Assistant Coach of the Year Committee
10:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 107BDelaware Union Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 109ANAIA Men's and Women's Joint Officers Meeting
10:30 am - 11:30 amM Franklin 6NSCAA Senior College Men's and Women's All-America Committee
11:00 am - 11:45 amM 308NSCAA Senior College Rankings Committee
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 204B"0.0017% vs. 100%: Sharing Player Development - Consulting with coaches, players, parents, and teachers to develop players’ life skills"
Ceri Bowley, FA Regional Coach Mentor Officer; PhD Researcher, The Football Association
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC Hall C"A Comparison of Training Possession Concepts From a French and Dutch Perspective", Presented by US Club Soccer
Peter Fuller, U-18 Head Coach, Philadelphia Union
Ben Ziemer, NorCal Premier Soccer President, Former USYNT Assistant oach, Sonoma State University Assistant Coach
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 201 A"Athletic Development - performance and prevention to create a better soccer playing athlete"
Bill Knowles, Director Athletic Development, hpsports, Philadelphia Union Academy Staff
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 108A"Bridging the Gap: Connecting the NSCAA with Native American Communities", Presented by the NSCAA Native American Soccer Coaches Committee
Boyna Bear, President, NSCAA Native American Soccer Coaches Committee
Chris Behler, Director of Coaching U14-18 Boys and Girls, Almaden FC
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC Hall B
"Defensive Scenarios - Introduction to 11 a Side"
Willie McNab, Soccer Academy Manager, Celtic Football Club
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 201 BC
"Developing Mental Toughness Off the Field"
Dr. Tiffany Jones, President, X-Factor Performance Consulting
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 109BLGBT and Allies Workshop: "Create Safe Space for LGBT Athletes: Be a Winning Coach"
Atticus D DeProspo, Senior, Cornell University
Brienne Smith, Head Coach, Clark University
Dan Woog, Varsity Coach, Staples High School
11:00 am - 12:00 pmM 306NSCAA Junior College Men's and Women's Coach of the Year Committee
11:00 am - 12:00 pmM 405NSCAA Women's Advocacy Group Meeting (Closed)
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCC 114The following session is canceled: "Elite Player Development Outlook In The US and Mexico"
11:00 am - 2:00 pmM 411MSSL Meeting
11:30 am - 12:30 pmM 305NSCAA Honor Award Committee
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmM 307NSCAA Men's College Advocacy Group Meeting (Closed)
12:00 pm - 4:00 pmCC Grand BallroomMajor League Soccer Super Draft
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC 113A
"Coaching People in Sports: How to Develop Successful People and Exceptional Athletes"
Dr. Lee Hancock, Sport Psychologist, DrLeeHancock.com
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC 204B
"Defending At Corner Kicks", Presented by the Black Soccer Coaches Committee
Lincoln Phillips, Goalkeeper Coach, Trinidad & Tobago Senior Women’s World Cup Team
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC Hall C
"Dynamic and Functional Technique - Finishing"
Romeo Jozak, Technical Director, Croatian Football Federation
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC Hall B
"Improving Rhythm and Tempo in Team Training: How to Get the Ball to Roll Faster!"
Paul Marco, Head Coach, Binghamton University
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC 201 A"Strategic Planning: Mexican National Teams"
Hector Gonzalez, Director of National Teams, Mexican Soccer Federation
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC 108A"The Art of War Theories in Soccer"
Liam Shannon, Author, "The Goalfather: Sun Tzu on Soccer"
Diane Drake, Head Coach, George Mason University Women's Soccer
Jeremy Gunn, Head Coach, Stanford University Men's Soccer
Jay Vidovich, Men's Head Soccer Coach, Wake Forest University
Dr. Doug Williamson, National Staff Coach, NSCAA
Sam Snow, Coaching Director, US Youth Soccer
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC 201 BC"The Pros and Cons of Soccer-Specific Performance Testing"
Tina Buchmann, Sports Scientist and Translator
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC 108B
NSCAA- US Soccer/MLS Soccer Medical Symposium: "Lower Extremity Injuries in the Sport of Soccer"
John Gallucci, Medical Coordinator, Major Leauge Soccer
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCC 114“Coaching in the National Women's Soccer League.”, Presented by the NWSL
Rory Dames, Head Coach, President, Chicago Red Stars, Elite Select Soccer Club
Jim Gabarra, Sky Blue FC
Laura Harvey, Head Coach, Seattle Reign FC
Aaran Lines, Western New York Flash
Mark Parsons, Washington Spirit
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmCC 204C
"The Importance of Non-Cognitive Functions and Memory During a Soccer Learning Process"
Michel Bruyninckx, Educator and Consultant, US Youth Soccer
12:45 pm - 2:15 pmCC 204A"Beyond X's and O's: Becoming a Coach of Positive Significance"
John O'Sullivan, Founder, Changing the Game Project
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmM Franklin 8NSCAA Advocacy Group Informational Meeting
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmM Franklin 6NSCAA Advocacy Group Informational Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmCC 109ANAIA Men's and Women's Ratings Committee
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmM 310NSCAA History and Records Committee
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmM 401NSCAA Advocacy Group Meeting - Black Soccer Coaches
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmM 308NSCAA Advocacy Group Meeting - Native American Soccer Coaches
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmM 305NSCAA High School Boys and Girls Scholar All-America Committee
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmCC 108BNSCAA- US Soccer/MLS Soccer Medical Symposium: Emergency Action Plan “The Coaches Role”
Dr George Chiampas, Chief Medical Officer , US Soccer
Dr Larry Lemak, Medical Director, Major League Soccer
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmM 309NSCAA College Men's and Women's Scholar Athlete All-America Award Committee
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmCC 109BNAIA Men's Coaches Roundtable
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC 113A
"Creating the Environment for Excellence"
Dr. Christina Fink, Director Sport Psychology, Philadelphia Union/YSC Youth Development Staff
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC Hall B"Defenders in Possession"
Dick Bate, Technical Advisor to FIFA, FIFA Instructor Asian Football Confederation Technical Consultant, Asian Football Confederation Pro Licence Director, Football Association Coach
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC 201 A"Dialing in the Details: Performance Solutions and Systems for Results on the Pitch", Presented by EXOS
Eric Dannenberg, Performance Manager, EXOS
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC 201 BC
"Dynamic and Functional Technique - Structure and Analysis"
Romeo Jozak, Technical Director, Croatian Football Federation
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC 204B
"Players, Personalities and Performance"
Tim Lenahan, Head Coach, Northwestern University
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC 204C
"Project Play - Re-Imaging Youth Sports in America with an 8 Point Plan"
Tom Farrey, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC Hall C"Simple Practices to Improve your Team's Counter Attacking"
Jim Hicks, Head of Coaching, Professional Footballers' Association
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC 114
"Tournament Director Panel: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Events?"
Brent Paulson (Moderator), Founder, Soccer by Design Event Management
Chris Friant, Director of Club Operations, Richmond Strikers Soccer Club
Bill Hanckel, Event Manager and Tournament Director, Capital Area Soccer League
Dominic Popolizio, East Coast Tournament Director, Elite Tournaments
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmCC 108A
"Winning Words / Coaching Language To Guide and Inspire Intelligent, Responsible, and Competitive Play"
Rob Kehoe, College Programs Director, National Soccer Coaches Association of America
2:15 pm - 3:30 pmCC 103B
"The Administrators Role in Player Development"
Hans Hobson, Executive Director, Tennessee State Soccer
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmM 310NSCAA Black Soccer Coaches Advocacy Group Leadership Meeting (Closed Meeting)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmM 307NSCAA Junior College Scholar All-America Committee
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmM 407-408SICA BOD
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmCC 107BSociety for American Soccer History Open Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmCC 111BNPL Meeting (Closed)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmM 306NSCAA Youth Boys and Girls Coach Of the Year Committee
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmCC 108BNSCAA- US Soccer/MLS Soccer Medical Symposium: “Overtraining Syndrome”
Dr Margot Putukian, Medical Consultant, US Soccer and MLS Soccer
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmM 405MSSL-EDP Board of Directors Meeting (Open)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmCC 109AMidwest Premier League Meeting
3:00 pm - 7:00 pmCC 107ANSCAA Division I Advisory Group Meeting
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmM 308NSCAA Boy's and Girl's High School Coach of the Year Committee
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmCC 204B"Coach Education and Coach Learning: Longitudinal Perspectives from Professional Soccer"
Darren Watts, Teaching Fellow in Coaching, Loughborough University
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmCC 113A"Developing World Champions – FC Bayern’s Philosophy"
Paul Breitner, Brand Ambassador, FC Bayern
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmCC 201 BC
"Evolution of the Coach's Job"
Jacques Crevoisier, Former professional coach, TV + UEFA Instructor and Technical Observer
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmCC Hall B
"Goalkeeper Positioning to Save Shots"
Jill Loyden, Goalkeeper, Sky Blue FC
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmCC 201 A"Scouting: The International Game and Player"
Rene Miramontes, Director of Coaching, San Diego Crusaders
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmCC Hall C"Team building – Creating a Defensive Pattern 2"
Miguel Cardoso, Youth Head Coach, FC Shakhtar
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmCC 114“Investing in Our Future: Strategic Discussion on Developing the American Player”
Richie Graham, Vice Chairman, Philadelphia Union
3:45 pm - 5:00 pmCC 103B
"Honest Answers for Soccer Parents"
Mike Barr, Director of Coaching, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer
3:45 pm - 5:00 pmCC 204C
"Mandatory Coaching License"
Sam Snow, Coaching Director, US Youth Soccer
3:45 pm - 5:15 pmCC 204A"If I Can See Her, I Can Be Her: The Important Role of Women in Coaching"
Marlene Bjornsrud, Executive Director, Alliance of Women Coaches
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmCC 108B"Cardiac Update on Athlete Screening and Wellness for Coaches"
Dr Matthew Martinez, Cardiac Consultant, MLS
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmCC 111ALGBT And Allies Workshop: Conversations and Connections
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmM 305NSCAA Youth Boys and Girls All-America Committee
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmM 307Horizon League Women's Coaches Meeting
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmCC 109BNAIA Women's Coaches Roundtable
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmCC 108B"Efficacy of the FIFA 11+ in Men’s College Soccer"
Holly Silvers MPT, Director of Research Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation , FIFA Center of Excellence
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmM 406MSSL-EDP VIP Reception (Invitation Only)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmM 407-408Soccer Dealer Association Annual Membership Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmCC Hall B
"Developing Cognitive Awareness in Goalkeepers", Presented by Kwik Goal
Kevin Hartman, Technical Director/Director of Goalkeeping, IMG Academy
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmM Grand Ballroom Salon JNSCAA 30 Under 30 Reception (By Invitation Only)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmCC Grand HallNSCAA All-America Registration Committee
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmM Liberty BallroomNSCAA College Coaches Awards Reception, Presented by Vincera Institute
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmM Independence BallroomNSCAA Youth Club Social presented by The Coaching Manual
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmM 411Tennessee High School Coaches Association
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmCC 204AJUCO Player Introduction Forum
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmM 406MSSL-EDP Happy Hour (Open to Members)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmM Grand Ballroom Salon IWest Chester University Alumni and Friends Reception
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmCC Hall AExhibit Hall Grand Opening
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmM Franklin 10NAIA Men's and Women's Raters, Past Presidents, and Hall of Fame Happy Hour (Invitation Only)
7:00 pm - 11:00 pmM 302Horizon League Men's Coaches Meeting
8:00 pm - 10:30 pmM Grand Ballroom Salon HNSCAA Foundation Reception (By Invitation Only)
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmM Liberty BallroomThe Social for Coaches of Female Athletes: Presented by the NSCAA Women's Committee