March 8, 2017
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The schedule for the 2017 National Soccer Coaching Seminar, to be hosted by the University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s soccer programs on March 11, has been finalized. The one-day coaching seminar will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Loftus Sports Center on the Notre Dame campus.
Headlining the 2017 National Soccer Coaching Seminar is Notre Dame men’s soccer head coach and 2013 NCAA champion Bobby Clark and Irish women’s soccer head coach and 2016 ACC champion Theresa Romagnolo, along with men’s soccer associate head coach BJ Craig, men’s soccer assistant coach Michael Casper, women’s soccer assistant coach Dawn Siergiej and women’s soccer assistant coach Nate Norman.
The guest speaker for the 2017 National Soccer Coaching Seminar is Jordan Webb, the current director of sports science at Notre Dame. Webb’s past experience in soccer includes serving as the head physical preparation coach for the Chicago Fire and as an assistant fitness coach for the Seattle Sounders of the MLS. He has also worked as the head applied sport scientist for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, and as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Webb’s presentation will focus on the importance and different aspects of the recovery process in student-athletes.
For a full schedule of clinic events and additional information on the 2017 National Soccer Coaching Seminar, visit UND.com/soccercoachingseminar or call Notre Dame soccer at (574) 631-5870.
2017 National Soccer Coaching Seminar
March 11, 2017
Loftus Sports Center
University of Notre Dame
Seminar Fee (Lunch with Notre Dame coaches and players included)
$80 per person full registration fee March 8-11
Session DVDs Available
Available for $25 for coaches who attend the seminar
10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. — Registration (Location: TBD)
10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.– Session 1: Lecture – Work + Rest + Success (Jordan Webb)
11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. — Session 2: Field – Goalkeeping (Dawn Siergiej)
12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. — Lunch with Notre Dame Coaches and Players (Location: Joyce Center)
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. — Session 3 — Field – Creating Ideas in the final third in a 4-3-3 (Theresa Romagnolo)
3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. — Session 4 — Field – Coaches Favorites (Notre Dame coaches)
4:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. — Session 5 — Field – Mobility in Attack/Compactness in Defense (Bobby Clark)
2017 National Soccer Coaching Seminar Featured Clinicians
Head men’s soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame – 2015 ACC Championship finalist – 2014 ACC Coastal Division champion – 2013 NCAA champion – 2013 NSCAA National Coach of the Year – 2013 ACC Coach of the Year – 2013 ACC Regular Season co-champion – Five BIG EAST Conference titles – Two-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year – Has coached 47 MLS Draft picks – 21 NCAA Championship appearances – 1998 NCAA Championship runner-up at Stanford University – Former New Zealand National Team head coach from 1994-96 – Goalkeeper for Aberdeen of the Scottish Premiership from 1965-82 – Participated in three Scottish World Cup campaigns as a player – Scottish FA “A” License
Head women’s soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame – 2016 ACC regular season co-champion – 2014 and 2016 ACC Championship semifinalist – Nine NCAA Championship appearances as a collegiate coach – Three NCAA College Cup appearances (2008-10) while on staff at Stanford University – Has coached three Hermann Trophy winners, more than 10 NSCAA All-Americans and over 40 all-conference choices while at Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, Stanford and the University of San Diego – Four-time all-Pac 10 selection during playing career at the University of Washington – Made three NCAA Championship appearances as a player
Associate head coach for men’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame – 2015 ACC Championship finalist – 2014 NSCAA Glenn “Mooch” Myernick National Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year – 2014 ACC Coastal Division champion – 2013 NCAA champion – 2012 BIG EAST Conference champion – Eight NCAA Championship appearances at Notre Dame – Has coached eight All-Americans, 39 all-conference selections and 23 MLS SuperDraft picks at Notre Dame – Former head coach of Saint Francis (Pa.) University from 2003-06 – Member of 1992 Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship team as a player at Gordon College – United States Soccer Federation “B” License
Assistant coach for men’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame – 2015 ACC Championship finalist – Has coached two All-Americans, 30 all-conference selections and 11 future professional players in his coaching career – Former head coach of Saint Francis (Pa.) University from 2007-14 – All-time Saint Francis leader with 71 career wins and 36 conference victories – Four-time NEC finalist at Saint Francis – 1999 NEC champion as a player at UMBC – United States Soccer Federation “A” License
Assistant coach for women’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame – 2016 ACC regular season co-champion – 2014 and 2016 ACC Championship semifinalist – 2004 and 2010 NCAA champion – 14 NCAA Championship appearances as a collegiate coach, including six College Cup appearances – Helped lead Notre Dame to 13 combined BIG EAST Conference titles from 2003-12 – Has mentored more than 80 all-conference players – 1998 NSCAA All-America second team choice and three-time all-Big 12 selection at Baylor University – 2011 Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee
Assistant coach for women’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame – 2016 Big South Tournament champion as head coach at Liberty University – 2013 and 2015 MAC Tournament champion as head coach at Western Michigan University – 2015 MAC Coach of the Year – 2015 NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year – Mentored 21 all-conference players during head coaching tenures – Past assistant coaching experience at Notre Dame (men’s volunteer), Covenant College (men), Western Michigan and the University of Miami (Florida) – Four-year Monogram winner at Notre Dame (2003-06) – 2007 MLS SuperDraft pick (21st overall) of the Chicago Fire
Director of sports science at the University of Notre Dame – Head physical preparation coach for the Chicago Fire of the MLS in 2016 – Performance analyst at EXOS from 2013-16 – Fitness coach for the youth program of the United States Soccer Federation in 2015 – Head applied sport scientist with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL from 2013-14 – Assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA from 2011-13 – Assistant fitness coach of the Seattle Sounders of the MLS from 2010-11