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John Harkes, Dan Abrahams, 30U30 Brigit Reder & Michigan Women's Soccer, Pres. by TeamSnap, 11-19-20
On this week's show, Dean sits down with U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer and current Greenville Triumph SC head coach John Harkes. We hear from Digital Convention presenter, sport psychologist, Dan Abrahams. We meet 30 Under 30 member Brigit Reder, and we close out the show talking Michigan women's soccer with head coach Jen Klein and Wolverine alum, and Canadian WNT & Tottenham Hotspur Women defender, Shelina Zadorsky.
Carson Porter, George Perry, 30U30 Jessica Ingram & Michigan State WSoc, Pres. by TeamSnap, 11-12-20
On this week's show, host Dean Linke sits down for interviews with Carson Porter, Executive Director of the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Football Club; 2020 Honor Award recipient George Perry; 30 Under 30 member, Jessica Ingram; and we close out the show talking Michigan State women's soccer with head coach Tom Saxton and Spartan alum, Laura Heyboer Heethuis.
CV21 w/ Ian Barker, Staci Wilson & Dr. Shawn Arent, 30U30, Wisconsin W Soc Pres. by TeamSnap,11-7-20
On this week's show we start to preview the 2021 Digital Convention with United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education Ian Barker. We hear from #UnitedCV21 presenters Staci Wilson and Dr. Shawn Arent. We meet 30 Under 30 member Coleman Akey, and we close out the show talking Wisconsin women's soccer with head coach Paula Wilkins and Badger alum, Rose Lavelle.
Lee Cohen, Austin Panchot, Andy Fleming, 30U30, and Maryland W Soccer, Pres. by TeamSnap, 10-29-20
On this week's show we kick off USL's Championship weekend talking with Lee Cohen, President of the Tampa Bay Rowdies. In USL League 1 we talk with Austin Panchot of Union Omaha. We hear from Xavier head men's coach Andy Fleming before meeting two more of our 30 Under 30 Members, Megan Christian and Matt Parsons. We wrap up the show talking Maryland women's soccer with head coach Ray Leone and alum, former USWNT player Keri Sarver.
Corben Bone, Bobby Puppione, Alexandria Jackson & Illinois WSoc, Pres. by TeamSnap, 10-22-20
On this week's show, Dean sits down with Corben Bone, midfielder for USL's Louisville City FC. He chats with Bobby Puppione, Girls Academy Director for TSJ FC Virginia about the virtual showcase they set up for players during COVID. We meet the first member of our newest 30 Under 30 Class, Alexandria Jackson, Assistant Men's and Women's Coach at Blinn College. We wrap up the show chatting Illinois women's soccer with head coach Janet Rayfield, and alums Vanessa DiBernardo and Jackie Santacaterina Manny, both of whom played for the Chicago Red Stars.
Nikki Washington, Jill Ellis, Eloisa Borreguero & Penn State WSoc, Pres. by TeamSnap, 10-15-20
On this week's show, Dean chats with Nikki Washington, former pro player and current Utah Royals assistant coach. We hear from former USWNT head coach Jill Ellis. Eloisa Borreguero joins us in part 5 of our five-part Hispanic Heritage Month series. We wrap up the show talking Penn State women's soccer with head coach Erica Dambach and PSU alum and current Portland Thorn, Rocky Rodriguez.
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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.
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For Parents, you will not get to know US Soccer watching foreign leagues, like EPL, where few if any Americans play, and you won't watching MLS either as that is also mainly foreign players starting. This podcast is a window into the real workings of soccer in the USA where the most of the soccer pitches and facilities are owned - not by clubs or pro teams - but by High Schools and Colleges. Hosted by Dean Linke, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and who is always prepared but also allows the disucssion to follow it's own path guided by his own inquisitive nature. Dean's knowledge of college soccer and coaching education is really unparalleled, and getting access to him and his guests via these podcasts is a gift for soccer parents. Keep it going!
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