Skills, Drills, Frills and the Fine Art of Camel Driving
Cliff McCrath, Executive Director, National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association
Cliff McCrath currently serves as Executive Director of the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association. He is co-founder and president of Soccer Saves, a Seattle based not for profit which helps at risk youth lead healthier lifestyles through the power of soccer. Cliff also serves as Secretary-Editor of the NCAA Men's and Women's Soccer Rules Committee. A former collegiate soccer coach Cliff directed his teams to 38 postseason appearances, 10 NCAA title game and five NCAA titles. He is a 30 time National Coach of the Year, Seattle Sports Star of the Year and winner of the prestigious NSCAA Bill Jeffrey Award. He has been inducted into the NISOA Hall of Fame, National Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame, State of Washington Soccer Hall and Fame and the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame.
FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program for Soccer Players
James Roberson, MD, Center for Sports Medicine
The 11+ Injury Prevention Program was developed for soccer players by FIFA and its medical assessment/research center, F-MARC. Dr. Roberson will discuss the components of the injury prevention program so that coaches are able to implement the scientifically proven program with their teams to effectively decrease injuries. Coaches will also have the opportunity for a Q&A session with Dr. Roberson about ankle & ACL Injuries, concussion, and other related injuries associated with soccer players after the injury prevention program discussion.
Coach with Character
Kristin Gillette, Director, Champions of Character, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sports do not build character, character-driven adults do. Learn the importance and ‘how to’ of putting character values into your daily practice plan. Develop your coaching philosophy one step further by defining, modeling, shaping, and reinforcing your character development plan.