Feb. 1, 2006
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 2006 National Soccer Coaching Seminar will be held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on March 17 and 18. Tommy Wilson, the coach of the U-19 Scottish men’s national team, and Jeff Tipping, the Director of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), will be this year’s guest clinicians. The two-day event will be held in the Loftus Center, Notre Dame’s fine indoor athletic facility.
Wilson, who is also the Head of Coaching and Education for the Scottish Football Association, is one of the premier clinicians in the game today. As a player he appeared in over 300 Scottish Premier League matches and won the Scottish Cup in 1987.
Tipping, who is also a USSF National Staff Coach, was the most winning soccer coach in Muhlenberg College history before taking his current post in 2002.
Joining Wilson and Tipping at the seminar will be Notre Dame women’s soccer head coach Randy Waldrum and the men’s head coach for the Fighting Irish, Bobby Clark.
Waldrum was at the helm during Notre Dame’s run to the 2004 NCAA title and also took the Fighting Irish to the College Cup in 1999 and 2000. He will be entering his eighth season at Notre Dame in the fall of 2006. Waldrum has been a member of the U.S. national team coaching staff since 1992 and was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) staff instructor in 2004.
Clark just completed his fifth year at Notre Dame, which featured the program’s third trip to the Sweet 16. He has garnered BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors on two occasions during his tenure with the Irish. Clark enjoyed a distinguished professional career in the Scottish League. He made more than 800 first-team appearances, 696 of which were with the Aberdeen Dons from 1965-1982. He was also involved in three of Scotland’s World Cup appearances as a player in 1970, 1974 and 1978.
Other seminar features include:
NSCAA Professional Development Certificate available
Free adidas t-shirt and adidas gift
Opportunity to meet and talk with clinicians
Seminar book with session outlines
Full size indoor field for sessions
Internationally renowned clinicians
Demonstrations by current Notre Dame players
Fees for the seminar are $150 if you pre-register and $175 for on-site registration. Special group rates are also available. For additional information, please call Notre Dame women’s soccer assistant coach Dawn Greathouse at (574) 631-5870 or e-mail her at email@example.com. Registration takes place from 8:00-8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 17, while the seminar concludes with a wrap-up discussion at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.
Comfort Suites Hotel in South Bend is serving as “The Official Host of the 2006 NSCS”. Call (574) 272-1500 to make reservations and mention the ND Soccer Coaching Seminar for a discounted room rate.