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BSMA Podcast

By Justin Reid

A soccer podcast featuring administrators, coaches, players, and referees in the black soccer community. Interviews are candid, riveting, and includes real life experiences. No scripts, just off the cuff. Listen now!
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Myron Garnes discusses his new book Technical Skills for Life Presenting the 5 Lanes of Play

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Trevor McIntosh discusses his Sport and Well Being Foundation and his time at the GFF as Technical Director
Trevor McIntosh discusses his Sport and Well Being Foundation and his time at the GFF as Technical Director
Former Grenada Football Federation Technical Director Trevor McIntosh sat down with us to discuss his time at the Federation and what he is working on now on the tiny island of Carriacou. This is an extremely insightful podcast filled with an array of information from Trevor's experience in Australia to Grenada.  Follow the BSMA on social media! Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin
31:29
April 30, 2020
Alex Kajumulo is a jack of all soccer trades
Alex Kajumulo is a jack of all soccer trades
Alex "Bushman" Kajumulo is a Tanzanian born youth soccer coach who loves his country. He has served in a variety of positions in his country including as President of the Tanzania Football Federation. In this episode, we discuss an array of topics from COIVD-19 to FIFA to Futsal de Salon to everything soccer in the United States and across the world. Enjoy!  Follow the BSMA on social media! Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin   
31:25
April 29, 2020
Lenny "Kilroy" Taylor discusses the Caribbean and soccer in the United States
Lenny "Kilroy" Taylor discusses the Caribbean and soccer in the United States
Lenny "Kilroy" Taylor has impacted football in the Caribbean for many years. A coaching legend in the black soccer community, he has dedicated nearly 50 years of his life  serving the players in his community. A former North American Soccer League player with the New York Cosmos, he has coached and has been an administrator at all levels ranging from youth to professional. Internationally, he was recently the Technical Director of the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association from 2005-2008, and on the youth level he recently resigned as the Technical Director of Pompano Beach Football Club in Florida.  A man who is not afraid to bite his tongue when discussing football in the Caribbean. Enjoy the interview! Listen and subscribe, and SHARE with your colleagues on your favorite podcast apps! Also, let us know what you think! Follow the BSMA on social media! Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin  
30:01
January 21, 2020
James Myers makes the jump from coaching youth soccer in Maryland to part-owner of a club in the Netherlands
James Myers makes the jump from coaching youth soccer in Maryland to part-owner of a club in the Netherlands
James Myers took a huge leap of faith last year when he made the jump from coaching youth soccer in Maryland to becoming a director and part-owner of Joga Fortius in the Amsterdam. On this episode, we discuss the state of youth soccer in the US and how it compares to Europe, growing up in London, how to improve the women's game, street soccer, and so much more.   Listen and subscribe, and SHARE with your colleagues on your favorite podcast apps! Also, let us know what you think!  Follow the BSMA on social media! Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin
29:46
January 07, 2020
Johann Contaste is a rising star at the youth soccer coaching level
Johann Contaste is a rising star at the youth soccer coaching level
Johann Constaste is an up and coming youth soccer head coach based in Seattle, Washington. In the early 2000’s he came to the United States from Trinidad & Tobago to start his college soccer career at Tusculum University and he never returned. Currently, a youth coach at the Pacific Northwest Soccer Club in Seattle, Washington, one of the largest clubs on the west coast, he works with the U-13 boys team. He is currently completing his United States Soccer Federation “A” License where he has spent the last six months traveling to and from Kansas City. He has also been an Assistant Head Coach of Bellevue College, a small Community College located outside of Seattle. We discuss an array of topics from youth soccer's structure in the United States to advice that he would give Caribbean players who are looking to play soccer in college.  Listen and subscribe, and SHARE with your colleagues on your favorite podcast apps! Also, let us know what you think! This is our 1st time doing podcasts and we would like to know how we can improve. Follow the BSMA on social media! Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin
26:44
January 06, 2020
Mike Asfall discusses soccer in the inner cities and on the west coast
Mike Asfall discusses soccer in the inner cities and on the west coast
Mike Asfall is a legend in the city of Inglewood, California and a man who has spent the last 30 years of his life working on behalf of youth in the inner cities. He is the Founder of Spartans Wolves Inglewood Soccer Club, where he overseas seven teams between the ages of 12-16 years old including a women's semi-professional for both boys and girls. He is also a five-time city girls varsity soccer champion and has been one of the most impactful men in soccer in his community.  He has been the Vice-President of the Long Beach Chapter of the NAACP and a member of LA84 Foundation. On this show, we discuss an array of topics ranging from operating a club in the inner city to Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC impact on the community, and how we can better get black coaches on the west coast involved in our association.   Listen and subscribe, and SHARE with your colleagues on your favorite podcast apps! Also, let us know what you think! This is our 1st time doing podcasts and we would like to know how we can improve. Follow the BSMA on social media! Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin
39:57
December 23, 2019
Nathaniel Leader is a rising star in the soccer agency
Nathaniel Leader is a rising star in the soccer agency
Nathaniel Leader-Matthews is a rising star in the soccer agency industry. At only 24 years of age, he has traveled the world in search of the best minority players to represent in his agency, Leaders Sports Management. In this edition of the Black Soccer Membership Association podcast, host Justin Reid and Technical Skills for Life Founder Myron Garnes, discuss an array of topics with him ranging from his experiences as a players’ agent, what he looks for in players to represent,  and his visit to Dakar, Senegal. Listen and subscribe, and SHARE with your colleagues on your favorite podcast apps! Also, let us know what you think! This is our 1st time doing podcasts and we would like to know how we can improve. Follow the BSMA on social media! Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin
52:18
December 18, 2019
Myron Garnes discusses his new book Technical Skills for Life Presenting the 5 Lanes of Play
Myron Garnes discusses his new book Technical Skills for Life Presenting the 5 Lanes of Play
Myron Garnes is one of the most illustrious youth soccer coaches in the United States. Born in Trinidad & Tobago and raised in the United Kingdom where he attended Watford boarding school, Garnes is known for his technical training mind and his understanding of what is needed to develop technically sound players. Garnes founded Technical Skills for Life and is in the process of publishing his first book on understanding the five lanes of player in soccer. His book is scheduled to launch in February 2020, and he foresees the book changing the way that players and coaches see the game. Technical Skills for Life podcast host and Black Soccer Membership Association Chairman Justin Reid sits down with Garnes in a knowledge filled discussion. 
09:08
December 06, 2019