07 Feb Street Soccer USA to Roll Out First Series of National Coaching Workshops
New York, NY — Street Soccer USA is capitalizing on the quieter winter months to launch a series of training seminars for a new generation of Street Soccer USA coaches. The workshops, led by Street Soccer USA National Program Director Oliver Weiss, will kick off in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 23 (6-9 pm) and Saturday, February 25 (noon-3 pm) at the Rivera Recreation Center in Philadelphia. A session in New York will follow on Saturday, March 11 (noon-4 pm) at Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. Additional workshops in San Francisco, Chicago and Sacramento will also be scheduled for the spring. Those interested should contact Oliver@streetsoccerusa.org.
“This is going to be a dynamic and engaging immersion where we share best practices and attendees witness and participate first hand in what it means to be a Street Soccer USA coach,” Weiss said. “Our programs are growing tremendously, and our goal with these workshops is to excite and inspire people to connect to their communities and join us on our mission, resulting in a legion of new Street Soccer USA coaches across the country.”
Workshop attendees will learn about Street Soccer USA’s history, mission and programs as well as the direct and positive impact one can have on kids and adults as a coach. The three-hour interactive sessions will introduce prospective coaches to the Street Soccer USA engagement model and player-centric philosophy; our soccer and social services curriculum; and our parent-engagement model. Participants will also join in live coaching and practice demonstrations with players from our communities to get first hand experience about what it is like to be a Street Soccer USA coach.
Below are the dates and locations of the workshops currently scheduled:
Philadelphia — Rivera Rec Center 3201 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Thursday, Feb 23 (6-9 PM); Saturday, Feb 25 (noon-3 pm)
New York — Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, 710 E 37th St, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Saturday, March 11 (noon-4 pm).