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NSCAA Club Standards Project Consultation Team

National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is seeking Representatives and Consultants for the NSCAA Club Standards Project.  Following the successful launch of the Project in May 2012, NSCAA will appoint 6-10 Consultants to perform Intermediate and Advanced Assessments. There is no limit to the number of Representatives.  For more information please click the links below to download Candidate Prospectus.

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David Newbery

For over 20 years David has studied and worked in youth education, soccer development and coaching.  A former University Professor and CEO of a Youth Sports Company, David has been fortunate to travel extensively in the USA, meeting with coaches and club officials and learning about their approach to player development and coaching.  Experiences from hundreds of clubs has afforded him the opportunity to support and guide youth soccer organizations, endeavoring to develop an educationally sound environment for players, coaches and parents.
David developed the club assessment process in 2008 called the Youth Soccer Assessment Tool (Y-SAT) and was appointed to lead the NSCAA Club Standards Project in January 2012.  David and former USA Women’s National Team Coach, Tony DiCicco, are partners in a soccer consultation business, SoccerPlus FC, supporting volunteer based youth programs to become more serious about player and coach development.  David contributes articles regularly to soccer publications, has written books focusing on player and coach development and presents at national soccer events.  In his spare time David operates a youth soccer program for players age 3 to 8 in Stonington, CT.

Robert Parr

Robert Parr is currently the Director of Coaching for the Arkansas State Soccer Association, and an Associate Instructor for both US Youth Soccer and the NSCAA.  He holds a USSF "A" license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and a USSF National Youth License, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master in Business Administration, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
Previously, he served as the Director of Coaching and WPSL Head Coach for the Puerto Rico Capitals FC, the first international franchise to compete in the Women's Premier Soccer League.  From 2003-2008, he was the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Georgia College & State University and also coached for the Georgia State Soccer Association Olympic Development Program (ODP).  From 1995-2002, Robert was the Director of Training for the American Soccer Club "Eagles" youth program in Austin, Texas (now known as Lonestar SC).  He also served as the South Texas Men's State Team Coach from 1996-1998, and a South Texas YSA State Staff Coach for both ODP (1991-1999) and Coaching Education (1991-2002).  From 1989 until 1995, Robert was the Head Coach of the University of Texas Men's Soccer Team, where he led the program to a National Collegiate Club Championship in 1990, three other National Tournament appearances, and an overall record of 80-25-16.
Along with his wife, Michelle, Robert is the co-creator of www.SoccerROM.com, an online suite of applications that has been helping coaches around the world since 1998.  He has helped author, edit, and illustrate two books ("Winning Goalkeeper Training" and "Winning Coaching Methods") which are both available from SoccerROM, and is a periodic contributor to the NSCAA Soccer Journal.  Finally, Robert served as the Lead Technical Advisor for "The Big Green", the feature film about a small-town soccer team released by Disney in 1995.

Tony Englund

Tony Englund has twenty-two years of high-level coaching experience.  An NSCAA Associate Staff Coach since 2001, Tony holds more than a dozen NSCAA awards, including the Premier, Director of Coaching and National Goalkeeping diplomas.
A frequent presenter at symposiums and clinics in the Midwest, Tony is also the author of four popular soccer coaching books and a series of forthcoming curriculum books all published by World Class Coaching.  His most recent book (2012), Style and Domination: A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona is the publisher’s best-selling book of 2012.
Tony’s teams have earned multiple state championships, perfect seasons and regional and national recognition, and dozens of his former players have gone on to play at the highest levels.  Tony has nearly a decade of experience as a Director of Coaching and he has helped build successful, record-setting programs at the youth, high school, and college levels.
Tony is the Assistant Director of Coaching at St. Croix Soccer Club (MN) and Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach at Luther College (IA).
Tony holds an MA in diplomatic and military history from the University of Minnesota.

Ric Granryd

Ric has accumulated 30 years of experience as a player, coach, director, and manager in soccer, at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels.
His playing career as a goalkeeper includes: being named to the Chicago Sun-Times’ All-Time Great Players of the Illinois State Soccer Tournament as a high school player in Lake Forest, IL.; being a four-year letter winner at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and appearing in two D1 national tournaments; and capturing a professional league championship with the Detroit Express (ASL).
Ric’s coaching career at the collegiate level began at the University of Akron; then he founded the Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s programs; and continued coaching at Chico State (CA) and Southwestern University (TX).   He then began a career in youth soccer starting as the State Director of Coaching for South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA), and subsequent Director of Coaching roles with several youth clubs.
Management opportunities followed.  He has been Executive Director for two youth organizations, the Managing Director for the Minnesota Thunder Professional Club, and Athletic Director at Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, TX).  Presently, Ric is the Director of Operations for the Austin Aztex, a United Soccer Leagues (USL) club.
Ric has authored a very successful book entitled Hey Coach, This Game Is Fun!  He remains active on the field as a STYSA state coaching course instructor and ODP staff member, private goalkeeping trainer, and US Soccer National Training Center staff member.  He has earned the USSF “A,” National Youth, and Grade 8 Referee Assignor licenses; the NSCAA National Diploma; the National Youth Sports Coaches Association certification; and a Master’s degree in Physical Education. 

Terry Eguaoje 

Dr Terry Eguaoje is the Technical Director of Coaching Education and Player Development for the Mississippi Soccer Association a Coaching Instructor for US Youth Soccer and an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University.
Terry has a Doctorate in Education (2007) from Nova Southeastern University and has a number of coaching qualifications including; USSF "A" License, NSCAA Premier  Diploma, USSF National Youth License, UEFA B Badge and the USSF/NSCAA Goalkeeper Licenses.  Dr. Eguaoje serves as the Chairman of the Sport History, Philosophy, Sociology Academy Committee for National Association for Sport and Physical Educations’ [NASPE].
Terry has a long and successful playing and coaching career.  As a player he was on a team that won the NAIA Regional Championship and an assistant coach he helped Kennesaw State University win the 2003 NCAA Div. II Women's National Championship. Terry has been heavily involved in youth soccer, serving as the Director of Coaching for the Fusion Soccer Club in Houston, a staff member for the South Texas Youth Soccer Association and performed state coaching education and ODP roles.
Terry authored a book ("Bridging the Gender Gap") that examines issues affecting female coaches and  offers guidance to sports administrators to assist them in recruiting and retain more female coaches. A native of Nigeria, Dr. Eguaoje is the Founder of Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations [FCAAN]; he is married and resides in Brandon, Mississippi.

Patrick Johnston 

Patrick Johnston has been coaching youth soccer in the US for over 30 years.  Beginning with his first team in Durham, NC while performing as an All American GK at Duke University, Patrick has considered himself a student of the game.  He has coached at clubs all across the south and has served as a Region III ODP staff coach for two different directors.  At the conclusion of his professional playing career in England and the US, Johnston served on many different college staffs as well as continuing to spend his evening with American Youth.  He is currently the women’s coach at Sewanee: University of the South and is an A licensed coach.
Johnston is a contributing writer for Success in Soccer and has traveled abroad extensively in this role visiting professional and amateur academies in Europe and South America.  His sole focus in his journalism has been the topic of club structure and player development.

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