How to be a Club Director – Stuart Hilton

Stuart Hilton coached from a young age, growing up in Liverpool in England. He has a degree in Coaching Science from John Moores University and a degree in Science and Secondary Education from the University of Oklahoma City. Stuart played at various levels of the game, including professional youth academy and full semi-pro teams in…

Better Striking and Finishing – With Neil Hull

Neil has been coaching in the US for over 18 years at the Club, High School, College, Regional Olympic Development and National levels. He is USSF licensed, holds the NSCAA Premier Diploma, English FA and Coerver Coaching qualifications.  Neil is a graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio in Kinesiology and has over 28 years…

Coaching a Club Team – Simon Orrell

Do you have a specific type of team you work best with? SO: I enjoy working with girls, anywhere from 10-13 years old. At that age they are like sponges; you can teach them the basics which seem to get forgotten a lot.   Who in the world of soccer have you learned the most from?…

U9-12 Academy Director – Ryan Henkel

Your state recently changed to offering small sided games at the U11 age group. Were you in favor of the change at the time? I was. But I was also skeptical because without everyone being mandated to play it at the same time I wasn’t sure that the competition level would be there to allow…