AYSO joined 4,000 soccer coaches and 10,000 attendees at the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention Jan. 14-18 in Philadelphia, Pa. The convention is the largest annual gathering of soccer coaches in the world and featured live field demonstrations, lecture sessions and networking opportunities with soccer’s most prominent figures. The NSCAA convention also hosts both the Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League’s college drafts.
AYSO was able to educate hundreds of attendees about AYSO's Mission, Philosophies and what makes our National Coaching Program uniquely different.
Scott Snyder, AYSO's Technical Advisor of Player Development, also presented a session called “Get Real: A Realistic Approach to Player Development” which offers advice for improving the development of young players.
At the Awards Banquet, AYSO alum Landon Donovan received the “Presidential Recognition Award” from none other than Pele. Later in the night, AYSO presented the “Robert W. Robinson High School Long Term Service Award.” to Don Brock of Boston, Mass., who coached high school soccer for over 50 years.