Coaching Education

The Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer is proud to announce an agreement with the NSCAA which brings featured and nationally recognized clinicians to Maryland for a coaching education weekend.   This agreement will also allow high school coaches to join both MACS and the NSCAA for a reduced price and attend the clinic for free.  MACS is pleased to offer this wonderful educational opportunity at the Germantown Soccerplex, which has hosted youth regional & national championships.

The coaches clinic for 2012 will be held on Saturday, August 4th ONLY.  The weekend will begin on Saturday with classroom and field sessions from 9am - 5pm.  The educational opportunity will continue at the DC United match Saturday evening.  The Schedule for the weekend will be as follows

Saturday

8:30am                   Registration and Welcome

9:00 - 9:30              Coffee, snacks and informal Q&A with clinicians

9:30- 10:30.            Classroom Session

10:45- 12:00 pm     Field session

12:15- 1:15             Lunch

1:30 - 2:30              Classroom Session

2:45 - 4:00              Field Session

5:15 meet at RFK Stadium

5:30 Chalk Talk with DC United 

7pm Match

7:45 meet halftime discussion of first half and changes/half time talk...

9pm meet closing after match

We will have 2 lectures and two field sessions on Saturday plus the game session…

 

Maryland Soccerplex

19961 Century Boulevard
Germantown, MD 20874

 

This year's featured clinician will be Paul Marco . Under his guidance, the Binghamton Bearcats have been transformed from a team that won just two games the year before his arrival into a rising power on the national scene. Marco has led Binghamton to two America East Conference titles (2003 and 2006), two America East regular season titles (2006 and 2007) and a conference-record six consecutive appearances in the America East championship game (2003-08). As the Bearcats have made their place among the elite squads in the conference, they have also gained attention in the national polls. In four of the past seven seasons, Binghamton has either received votes or been ranked in both the NSCAA/adidas and College Soccer News weekly polls.

In addition to holding a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma, a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" License, Marco has been a member of the NSCAA national staff for 13 years. Four years ago, he was promoted to the NSCAA Senior Staff. In that capacity, Marco has taught various levels of the NSCAA academy curriculum courses, and has published numerous articles. Most recently, he served as vice president of the Big East Soccer Coaches for three years.

 

Paul Payne begins his second year at Bloomsburg. Prior to coaching the Huskies, Payne was the head soccer coach at the University of Scranton.

In his first year at Bloomsburg, Payne guided the Huskies to a berth in the PSAC playoffs.

At the University of Scranton, Payne guided the Royals to a record of 40-36-4 and four Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) playoff berths. He was named the 1997 MAC Coach of the Year after leading Scranton to the MAC Freedom League championship.

A standout collegiate player at Kutztown University, Payne immediately moved into the coaching ranks upon his graduation. He was head coach at both Conestoga and Wallenpaupack high schools before becoming an assistant coach with the University of Scranton men's and women's teams. In 1995, he was named head coach of the Royals' men's team.

Payne serves as a National Staff Coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as well as the Region II Representative for the NSCAA. He also holds a U.S.S.F. "A" License and a NSCAA Premier Coaching Badge.

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