AYSO will join 5,000 soccer coaches and 10,500 attendees at the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention Jan. 13-17 in Baltimore, Md. The convention is the largest annual gathering of soccer coaches in the world and will feature live field demonstrations, lecture sessions, networking opportunities and much more.
This year AYSO will have four sessions presented on our behalf. Karen Mihara, AYSO's Manager of Business Solutions, Safe Haven and Special Projects, will present "Creating a Safe Haven for Players and Volunteers," Player Development Specialist Scott Snyder will present a session called "Zone 1...We Really Care!" and Section Resource Specialist Niall Foy will present "How to Recruit and Train Effective Parent Coaches." In addition, FOX Sports’ Executive Vice President of Communications and Integration Chris Hannan will present "How to Engage Brands with Your Youth Soccer Club." AYSO will also be an exhibitor at the event to spread the AYSO message and promote our National Coaching program.
AYSO also sponsors the NSCAA’s Robert W. Robinson High School Long Term Service Award. This year’s award honors Larry Waters from Albuquerque, N.M. Waters is now retired following 40 years of service to the high school game as a coach, teacher and administrator.
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