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April Heinrichs and Danielle Slaton, Pres. by LeagueApps 11-22-23
On this week's United Soccer Coaches Podcast, presented by LeagueApps and hosted by Dean Linke, we welcome United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Inductee April Heinrichs and Bay Football Club Co-founder Danielle Slaton.
Jill Ellis, Mike Curry, Kali McCarthy, Russell Werkman, Sarah Lowdon, Sam Walton, and Theresa Beeckman, Pres. by LeagueApps 11-16-23
On this week's United Soccer Coaches Podcast, presented by LeagueApps, Host Dean Linke opens the show with United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Inductee Jill Ellis! Following Jill, Dean chats with Foundation Committee Member Mike Curry ahead of Giving Tuesday on November 28th. Next up, For the Good of the Game Fund recipients Kali McCarthy and Russell Werkman join the show. On the second half of this week's show, we hear from 2024 Convention presenter Sarah Lowdon, Soccer Assist Placement Manager Sam Walton, and True North Sports Team Specialist Theresa Beeckman.
Luke Tickner, Scott Wollaston, Sarah Bridgens, Dr. Joe Machnik, John Morgan, Pres. by LeagueApps 11-9-23
On this week's United Soccer Coaches Podcast, presented by LeagueApps, Host Dean Linke opens the show with Luke Tickner, United Soccer Coaches Veterans, Active Military, and Affiliates (VAMA) Coaches Community Director of Media and Communication, to talk about the group's Mindful Messaging Campaign ahead of Veterans Day. Next up, NC Fusion CEO Scott Wollaston and Chief Experience Officer Sarah Bridges join the podcast to give a sneak peek of their 2024 United Soccer Coaches Convention sessions. In the second half of this week's show, Dean invites to the show United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2024 inductee Dr. Joe Machnik and closes the show with Tennessee Women's Soccer Associate Head Coach John Morgan.
Louise Waxler, Lincoln Phillips, Al Albert, David DiIanni, Victoria Lagos, Pres. by LeagueApps 11-2-23
On this week's United Soccer Coaches Podcast, presented by LeagueApps, Host Dean Linke opens the show with 2023 Honor Award recipient Louise Waxler and Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Inductee Lincoln Phillips. Up next, Dean talks to United Soccer Coaches Foundation Fundraising Sub-Committee Chair Al Albert. To button up this week's show, we welcome University of Iowa women's soccer head coach David DiIanni and CIF Los Angeles City Section Commissioner Victoria Lagos.
Bonus Show: The BIG LIFE Podcast Hosts Sam Cary and Jordyn Wickes, Pres. by LeagueApps 10-27-23
SURPRISE! We've got a bonus episode of the United Soccer Coaches Podcast, presented by LeagueApps, for you!
Host Dean Linke connects with the BIG LIFE podcast hosts Sam Cary, Iowa defender, and Jordyn Wickes, Michigan State forward, ahead of their BIG TEN showdown on October 29th.
The Credential of Coaching Excellence Special, Pres. By LeagueApps 10-26-23
On this week's United Soccer Coaches Podcast, presented by LeagueApps, we dedicate the show to the facilitators and alumni of the very first cohort of the Coach Credentialing Program! Host Dean Linke welcomes to the show Celia Slater, Dr. Lauren McHenry, and Theresa "Tree" Beeckman for a panel discussion to open the show. Following the panel, Dean welcomes:
- Jen Klein, Head Women's Soccer Coach at the University of Michigan
- Jorden Scott, Head Men's Soccer Coach at Manhattan College
- Katie Hultin, Head Women's Soccer Coach at Grand Valley State University
- Aston Rhoden, Head Women's Soccer Coach at Middle Tennessee State
- Sean Driscoll, Head Women's Soccer Coach at Princeton University
Registration for the next cohort is now open to coaches of ALL fall sports! Use the discount code: 589WVV4O for $125 off.
Very good show!
I’ve been listening for a number of years now. Very entertaining, especially the very good interviews of various coaches.
Dean brings a great energy and clearly puts a lot of work into his interviews. He is always thoughtful and great at guiding conversations. Big fan of Dean’s and a bigger fan of this podcast!
Keep up the good work!
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There is no greater force in the game of soccer than the influence of coaches. We set the culture for players, spectators (parents), sponsors and administrators and other stakeholders. No six year-old has ever signed up for soccer by them self. From that first encounter, a coach has set the tone for how all involved will view the sport.
A great deal of a coach’s time is spent attending to factors away from the field so that what happens on the field is in the best interest of the players we serve.
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