Bejan opens up about working with players from under-served areas and creating a positive atmosphere to develop his student-athletes, his personal soccer journey from playing at the junior college level to moving on to play at Cal Berkeley, and the connections we make in soccer while having shared moments, through the ups and downs and the joy and the craziness.
How to connect with Bejan:
1:00 amount of energy and work needed to coach
3:30 soccer and the relationships we build
4:40 background in soccer
7:40 preparing for Surf Cup experience with players from underserved areas
11:00 finding ways to fundraise for your team/ club
12:30 focused on developing the whole student-athlete at the high school level
17:40 players need to take the initiative
18:30 building trust with players
20:00 understanding the options available after high school
22:15 dealing with adversity and taking second chances
24:00 Bejan’s experience playing at Junior College (community college) before joining UC Berkeley
27:00 transitioning from 2-year to 4-year program
28:45 implementing the work ethic found at Cal with his LaMo team
30:45 difficulty of working with egos and man management
34:55 running into difficulty with groups and reconciling the situation
35:50 some mentors or idealistic coaches
39:30 fun coaching teams to enjoy the ball in possession
41:45 working in soccer outside of coaching
44:45 building your soccer network and supporting the soccer community
49:00 plans for 2020: players returning from high school, tournaments, and preparing for college
51:30 three main coaching points
54:35 One piece of advice for any coach
How to Connect wtih Anmol:
0:20 soccer background
1:10 discussing Lil’ Spurs program
1:50 difference in coaching competitive club soccer
2:30 speaking to playing within Spurs FC and progressing to coaching with same club
3:40 the impact of coaching on his playing style
4:15 picking up ideas from other coaches and identifying areas of growth
5:30 discussing the benefits of having our coaches’ meetings
6:30 transitioning b/t playing club and high school under the same coach
7:00 learning from Coach Simba and building confidence
9:45 discussing our experience during the USSF D License course
11:50 playing experience and the impact on his coaching
12:45 developing the growth mindset
12:30 challenges found when coaching 2011 (U-9)
15:00 the moment Anmol decided to become a coach
16:00 balancing school, work, and life
17:35 highlight moment of player development
19:20 coach as a mentor
20:00 transitioning to play in America from Germany
21:25 the fun of playing in adverse weather conditions
22:35 benefit of playing year-round, multi-sport athletes, and taking time off
27:15 final three coaching points
29:30 one piece of advice
Jose is Girls' Director for the Central Region of Massachusetts with Global Premier Soccer. During this conversation, Jose shares his playing background growing up in Santiago, Chile and transitioning to play in Massachusetts, his experience coaching youth soccer, club and high school, and his role as a director. Before that, a quick word from our sponsor.
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Silvia has been an assistant coach with Woodland Soccer Club for the past three years and is currently in her first year as a Head Coach. During this conversation, Silvia shares her experience transitioning from an assistant to a head coach, her playing time at the club, junior college, and semi-professional levels, and she opens up about becoming the first female coach and board member in her club's history.
Silvia's Contact Info:
0:10 Soccer background
1:25 transitioning from assistant coach to head coach
2:40 why not more women coaches?
3:30 working as Secretary/ Administrator on the club’s board
5:25 working at Woodland (small club) vs. Davis Legacy (large club)
9:15 benefit of clubs offering a semi-pro level of play
12:45 experience of playing at American River College
16:45 transition from Junior College to Semi-Professional
19:15 remaining discipline in the offseason and when dealing with injuries
22:30 influential advice from previous coaches
24:25 coming into the reality of being a coach
26:30 reflecting on Silvia’s first session
31:30 playing/coaching in first college showcase
33:50 student comes first in student-athlete
34:20 discussing NorCal’s Summer Symposium
38:15 looking forward to the remainder of 2019
40:50 difference between being an assistant coach vs. head coach at the u-12 level
44:15 reflecting on past coaches’ session planning
46:25 final three coaching points
50:05 Silvia’s contact info
50:50 one piece of advice for any coach
It's episode 50!
Today, Ted and Tomás discuss new opportunities that have developed over the past month as well as training sessions while many of your players are on Summer vacation.
Links as mentioned in the episode:
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Zac is just beginning his coaching journey, and recently completed his first season as an Assistant Coach with College Preparatory School in Oakland. During this conversation, Zac shares his playing background, the differences he's found in coaching soccer and basketball, and dives into the time he almost gave up on soccer.
0:25 Coaching background
3:30 lessons learned through coaching
5:00 introduction to coaching- soccer and basketball
6:15 why Zac became a coach
10:15 choosing between coaching soccer and basketball
16:00 communication is key across the team, but it can be difficult
18:40 heading the ball- pros and cons
23:05 playing experience and the impact as a coach
27:45 getting recruited to play in college
29:20 struggling with injuries
35:55 on the verge of quitting soccer in high school
41:40 playing in college
43:55 coaching mentors
47:50 drama within the team
51:50 learn from CPS Head Coach Godwin Odiye
57:02 plans for the remainder of 2019
1:04:03 three coaching points scenario
1:09:45 connect online thru FB or email
1:10:45 one piece of advice for any coach
How to Contact Zac:
In todays talk we touch on the U20 World Cup, disparities in tournament flighting and more talk on losing players to outside clubs. We also give our picks for the Europa League and Champions League Finals.
Sam Started coaching at a young age helping her dad coach her brother’s team and volunteering with various organizations including the Special Olympics and now coaches with Spurs FC, Head Royce High School and Mills College, Sam and I discuss how coaches bringing the enthusiasm and passion into the session fuels the players, the value of having a sports psychologist with any sports team, differences between soccer in Canada and the U.S., and the limitations of practicing in a small space.
0:15 coaching background
6:45 deciding to become a coach
8:10 experience as a multi-sport athlete
11:45 playing background and the impact on coaching
16:00 climbing the levels of soccer in Canada
19:40 competing at the highest level
23:05 advice for a youth player to make it to the top level
29:30 the benefit of utilizing a sports psychologist (mental skills practitioner)
33:30 the importance of clubs having a sports psychologist (mental skills practitioner) on staff
35:45 difficulty of the same person tying in sports psychologist (mental skills practitioner) work with coaching
39:30 differences in the soccer environment: Canada vs. USA
45:15 coaching and practicing in limited space
48:30 watching the growth of a team over a couple years
52:30 intra-club scrimmages and observations
55:20 helping players learn to solve problems
1:00:13 favorite (and not so favorite) parts of coaching
1:02:15 differences between high school and club soccer
1:04:20 moving forward in 2019
1:05:50 three coaching points
1:08:35 one piece of advice for any coach
How to Contact Coach Sam:
Jake is in his second season as the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Anna Maria College. During our conversation, we discussed his quick transition from being an undergrad, to becoming a graduate assistant at Anna Maria College to becoming the Head Coach in under a year, the value of recruiting early and developing relationships, and his experience as a goalkeeper and how it prepared him to become a coach.
How to contact Jake:
0:55 Playing and Coaching background
4:30 transition from graduate assistant to becoming head coach
6:35 highlights of college coaching- developing a foundation with current players
8:35 background of soccer at Anna Maria and deep-dive into foundation/values
10:30 working with a smaller roster
12:00 importance of recruiting and how to find success
15:20 taking over as a head coach- what do you keep and what do you add?
17:15 running an ID Clinic
20:20 the value of coach education and networking in preparation for becoming a head coach
23:30 how being a goalkeeper has aided in coaching journey
25:20 coaching philosophy
26:15 Advice for players that are struggling with playing time
29:50 summer training program
31:00 mentors and influential coaches
34:45 tying in academic education in Social Work with coaching
36:50 looking forward to for remainder of 2019
39:20 three coaching points
44:30 one piece of advice for any coach
In episode 43 of the Team Talk Tuesdays series, Ted and Tomás discuss the trial and tribulations of being a league director. They also touch on parent behavior on the sidelines and possible deterrents to that negative behavior, as well as finding new roles for players on your roster.
Nate has 10 years of coaching experience, and has been coaching with Davis Legacy and will be transitioning to Folsom Lake Earthquakes this summer. He has coached as the club, high school, and college level. During this discussion, we talk about our shared experience during this past Cinco de Mayo tournament weekend, advice for high school players, some of his favorite managers and coaches, and much more.
How to Contact Nate:
2:15 coaching background
4:25 moving between clubs
6:15 Similarities between coaching and parenting
8:10 tournament play – player resilience through small rosters and parent/ spectator behavior
15:40 repercussions of poor parent/ spectator behavior
19:42 challenges of coaching
21:30 parents asking deeper questions than “did you win?”
23:30 differences between coaching club, high school, and college soccer
26:40 advice for high school players looking to play in college and find the right fit
34:20-41:00 favorite professional team
35:05 players are students of the game
35:42 favorite manager/ coach
41:05 favorite part about coaching
43:02 players need to have the right mentality
44:25 vision for remainder of 2019
46:00 ideal players and teams
“Good luck happens when hard work meets opportunity.”
50:11 three coaching points
55:54 One piece of advice for any coach
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In this episode Ted and I recap games from our boys games this weekend. In the conversation we discuss player mental space before and during the game, attendance of players in the spring and the application of training concepts in game.
Thanks for listening to another session of Team Talk Tuesdays!
In this episode Ted and Tomás recap games from our boys games this weekend. In the conversation we highlight the beauty of seeing your teachings applied during the game, the different types of support offered by your club and dealing with different pre kickoff variables.
We get caught up in the Champions League hype! Ted and Tomás give their picks and thoughts on the various Champions League Quarter Final fixtures. Argue why we're wrong on our social media:
Ted's Instagram: kickit_withcoachted
Tomás Twitter - tito117m
Mason has 5 years of coaching experience and is currently the Director oSoccer Operations with Mavericks. In this conversation, we talk about Mason's playing career and tf he advice he'd give aspiring professional players, the need to have a mentor, as well as a growth mindset, whether you're a player or a coach.
How to reach Mason:
Francisco is currently the Head Women's Soccer Coach with Pasadena City College and is also coaching high school and club soccer. In this conversation, we talk about Cisco's personal dedication to learning and how he incorporates it into his coaching, some of the difficulties of coaching at the junior college level, as well as the ability to assess the needs of your players at different ages.
How to contact Francisco:
After a brief hiatus, thanks to telecommunications breakdown and a freak motorcycle accident, we're back with another Team Talk Tuesday's episode. Today we highlighted the different ways to create a lesson plan for your coaching sessions.
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Kevin has 6 years of coaching experience, and is currently the Director of Goalkeeping with Spurs FC, the Goalkeeper Coach with San Francisco State University, and is the Co-Founder of Bay Area GK. In this conversation, we talk about Kevin's experience growing up as a goalie with minimal goalkeeper-specific training, the mentors that helped guide him along the way, and how he trains goalies in all aspects of the position- physical, mental, technical, and tactical.
How to contact Kevin:
Josh Martinez-Reyes has 6 years of coaching experience, and is a fellow coach with Spurs FC. In this conversation, we dive into how soccer has the power to positively impact all types of people, the influential coaches that Josh had growing up, as well as the differences amongst clubs, even those within a mile or two of each other.
How to Contact Josh:
Michael Carlson is the Founder and CEO of International Futbol X-Change. In today’s discussion, Mike shares his own experience of playing soccer abroad while in Germany and how it sparked the idea for him to start IFX 16 years ago. We dive into the different programs offered by IFX and how we provide ongoing support to our players during their journey.
How to Contact Mike:
Coach Ted’s Scouting Email
On todays episode of Team Talk Tuesdays, Ted and Tomás are rained out! Instead of resting on their laurels, they discuss strategies to continue leading their squad when the practice field is unavailable. Scan ahead to focus on one of those ideas below:
0:00 - 03:30 - Dealing with Field Closures
03:30 - 05:10 - Homework for Teams - Player Questionnaire
05:10 - 18:03 - Game Video Analysis as Teaching Tool
18:03 - 23:47 - Challenges of Recording Games
On todays episode of Team Talk Tuesdays, Ted and Tomás touched on the relationship between NCS High School Soccer and club soccer, NCS playoffs and some personal goals for their Spring season.
0:00 - 03:09 - Ted’s players in NCS Playoffs
03:10 - 26:30 - Overlap High School and Club Soccer
26:30 - 35:06 - Personal Goals for Spring Season
Omar has 10 years of coaching experience, and currently runs the Girls' Varsity program at Albany high school and is also a fellow coach at Spurs FC. In this conversation, we dive into the influences that had the greatest impact on Omar's coaching career, the differences between age groups and between club and high school, as well as the tactical side of the game and how it relates to the strategy of chess. How to reach Omar: firstname.lastname@example.org or @omar_bautista510 on IG
I am happy to re-brand our Tuesday episodes to now be known as, Team Talk Tuesdays! Tomas Ortega has officially joined the Full 90 Coaching team and as you’ve heard in our last episode and during our interview, Tomas has a lot to offer to the podcast! In this episode, we go on a slalom of a conversation, weaving between soccer licenses in America, the timeline for player development, the annual calendar for youth soccer here in California, and touch on the calendar for college and professional leagues.
1. Start - 21:00 - Soccer Licenses in American Soccer
⁃ United Soccer Coaches
⁃ USSF Soccer Licenses
⁃ Fiorentina Soccer Course
⁃ La Liga Course in Livermore
2. 21:02 - 33:20 - Player development Perspective
⁃ Rotating Players during season
3. 33:21 - 52:51- Northern California Youth Soccer Calendar/Timeline
⁃ NorCal Premier
⁃ Cal North
⁃ State Cup
4. 52:55 - End College and MLS Schedule
Josh has refereed for over 7 years and at various levels of the game. In this episode, Josh shares how he became involved in refereeing, the difficulties that come along with the position, some of his most memorable and challenging moments, and so much more.
How to reach Josh:
Tomas and I enjoyed this discussion about parents, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Fortunately, the good experiences like Tomas and the parent at the snack bar, far outweigh the number of bad and ugly experiences, though it is still something we can all work towards improving by sharing stories like these and continue the process of educating those around us.
Pablo is in his 6th year of coaching with Spurs FC, and recently took on the position of Lil' Spurs Coordinator. In our talk, Pablo shares the joy he has coaching the youngest soccer players, the difference he sees between the different levels of the youth game, some of his plan to develop the Lil' Spurs program by engaging the community, and so much more. How to contact Pablo. email: Pablo@spurssoccer.com
Today, I discussed my role as a Scout, both for Diablo Valley College Women’s Soccer and for International Futbol X-Change (IFX). Learn what coaches are looking for and the many options available to players of all ages, genders, and abilities.
Players interested in attending DVC and playing for the Vikings should visit:
Players interested in participating in one of the many International playing opportunities provided by IFX should send me an email:
Tomas is entering his second year as a Youth Soccer League Director with Bladium, a Sports & Fitness Club located in Alameda, California. In this discussion, Tomas shared his background growing up as a baseball fanatic and how he became transfixed on the game of soccer, the importance of two key skills for coaches- communication and patience, and much more about his management role.
How to contact Tomas:
Nancy and I discuss the 2018 season and their journey to becoming Patriot League Champions, the experience of competing in the NCAA tournament, and her time at the United Soccer Coaches Convention. The Convention is a MUST for coaches that are interested in learning, networking, and being surrounded by like-minded people.
Ian has over 30 years of coaching experience, including time with division 1 and Division 3 college programs, International programs, and educational roles. In this episode, Ian and I covered a lot of topics, jumping around quite a bit, covering man management and the value of proper communication, focusing on the intangibles of the game such as individual and team psychology, the importance of parent and coach education, and so much more.
How to Reach Ian:
Niall is a former professional player and has been coaching for 10 years, most recently with Spurs. In this episode, Niall and I cover a lot in this discussion, like the pay-to-play model and the dynamic it creates, how he took the opportunity to become a player-coach of his college team, the importance of developing decision-makers, and so much more.
How to reach Niall:
Gina is a former professional player and has been coaching for 8 years, 5 of which has been with Spurs. In this episode, Gina and I covered a bunch of different topics, such as insight into her playing career going from youth soccer to the professional ranks and playing overseas, how she combines her career in strength and conditioning with soccer through functional training and how it’s essential in multi-directional sports, overcoming sexism and gender inequality in the modern game, and so much more.
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How to reach Gina:
Manish has over 20 years experience coaching soccer at a variety of age groups and levels, from youth soccer in recreation, comp, and PDP, to high school and college. In this episode, Manish discusses his experience growing a club from 100 to over 1,000 participants, the financial implications involved with running a club, the importance of continuing education for coaches and parents, and so much more.
How to reach Manish:
Scott has over 30 years experience coaching soccer at a variety of levels, which includes coaching his son’s team. In this episode, Scott shares his personal experience going through the process of applying to and graduating from junior college and college, as well as having soccer be a part of his identity, like myself and other players.
How to Contact Scott:
I had the pleasure of speaking with Victor Mba, who in my opinion is one of the best referees in the Bay Area of Northern California.
Victor has been a referee for 10 years and has run games from the youth level through the collegiate Division 1 level. He shared a lot about the preparation needed prior to games, the in-game management of players, teams, and coaches, as well as the differences among referees.
How to Contact Victor:
Facebook- Victor Chike Mba
Nancy is the Head Women’s Coach at Boston University and has over 30 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level. We had a deep discussion around the importance of community service, the value of young athletes playing multiple sports, and how she supports the development of her players into young women through soccer.
How to reach Nancy:
Instagram and Twitter: terrierwsoc
Kezia is entering her 4th year of coaching, and she is currently working with Juventus Soccer Club here in Northern California. In this episode, we cover a lot of topics, including the reasons why Kezia became a coach, the challenge of playing against bigger players, and her role in inspiring the next generation of female athletes.
How to reach Kezia:
Cailin is entering her 18th year as the Head Women’s Coach with Diablo Valley College. In this episode, we cover a lot of topics, including the challenge of finding the right job as a coach, the growth of women’s soccer in America, as well as the various influences we have as coaches and the impact we have on our players.
How to reach Cailin:
With 6 years of coaching experience, Noelle is now the Technical Director at Diablo FC and will begin her role as an Assistant Coach with Diablo Valley College this August. In this Episode, we cover a few topics, including the difference between playing at the Division 1 level, club level, and junior college level, the importance of sharing your love and passion for the game with your players and your team, as well as the value of playing after you’ve had the chance to coach.
How to reach Noelle:
FB: Noelle Lemos
With over 10 years of coaching experience, Oren is now the Technical Director at Benicia Arsenal in Benicia, CA. In this Episode, we cover a few topics, including the difference between coaching from a player’s perspective vs. a coach’s perspective, the ability to demonstrate technical skill and why it’s so important to the education of your players and your team, as well as the value in being true to your coaching philosophy and style.
How to reach Oren:
In episode 8 of the Full 90 Coaching Podcast, we hear from Eliseo Prado, the Soccer Academy Manager at Bladium! In this Episode, we cover a few topics, including the differences between coaching for and training with the soccer academy vs. a soccer team, the importance of focusing on the student-athlete as a whole, and future aspirations of coaching at the next level.
How to reach Eliseo:
Facebook: Eliseo Prado
In Episode 7 of the Full 90 Coaching Podcast, I get to speak with Graham Mayle- DOC of Benicia Arsenal- on a windy day in Benicia. We discussed a few topics, including the differences in the youth soccer systems in England and America, the feeling when a player learns a new skill, and how to become a better coach.
How to reach Graham:
In this episode, Chris and i had a great discussion! Topics included: the influence coaches have on players, how having a playing background can help a coach explain the WHY to players, and the importance of keeping a positive mindset throughout a game!
How to reach Chris:
In this episode, I had a fun conversation with Ariel Rosenman. We covered a few topics, including the differences between playing at the junior college and collegiate levels, what it takes to be a goalie, and the importance of sharing your love for the game with your players!
How to reach Ariel:
In this episode, I had a fantastic conversation with Alex Lobban. We covered a lot of topics, including: differences between coaching at the club, academy, and junior college level, what it takes to play at the professional level, and the importance of having a favorite player.
How to reach Alex:
Mustangs Soccer: www.mustangsoccer.com
Diablo Valley College: http://www.dvcvikings.com/sports/wsoc/index
I had a great conversation with Manuel Valle. We covered a lot of topics, including: coaching a team with family on it, the politics that come in the youth game with parents, building character, and the importance of decision-making.
How to reach Manny:
facebook- Manuel Valle
Union City Premier- www.ucysl.org
Coach Ted and Coach Ugo introduce the Full 90 Coaching Podcast. The goal of the podcast is to have great coaches share their experiences, insights, and tips with other coaches and players to become better!