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Notre Dame To Host 2013 National Soccer Coaching Seminar In March

Dec. 18, 2012

2013 National Soccer Coaching Seminar Information/Registration

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The 2013 National Soccer Coaching Seminar will be held March 15-16 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Several distinguished clinicians will be on hand, including Notre Dame men’s head coach Bobby Clark and Fighting Irish women’s head coach Randy Waldrum.

2013 National Soccer Coaching Seminar
March 15-16, 2013 – University of Notre Dame

The National Soccer Coaching Seminar is proud to announce that Steve Swanson will be this year’s featured clinician. Swanson currently is the head women’s soccer coach at the University of Virginia and also serves as head coach of the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team (including Fighting Irish standouts Mandy Laddish and Cari Roccaro) that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup title on Sept. 9.

Swanson recently completed his 13th season at Virginia, where he led the Cavaliers to the third round of the NCAA Championship for the eighth consecutive year. He arrived in Charlottesville in 2000, replacing former U.S. Women’s National Team Coach April Heinrichs.

After previously coaching the U.S. Soccer U-16 and U-18 National Teams from 2000-02, Swanson returned to the U.S. coaching ranks during the past few years as an assistant coach with the U-17, U-18 and U-20 teams before taking over as the U-20 head coach in the summer of 2011.

Swanson then led the U-20 World Cup Team through a challenging qualification process and then on to win the World Cup that was held in Japan this past August and September. After losing to defending champion Germany, 3-0 during group play, the Swanson-led U.S. team gained a measure of revenge in the tournament title match, blanking the heavily-favored Germans, 1-0, to earn the Americans’ third U-20 Women’s World Cup championship.

Swanson currently holds an `A’ license from the United States Soccer Federation. Prior to taking the reins at Virginia, Swanson served as the head coach at Stanford and Dartmouth, working alongside Clark at both schools.

Bobby Clark – Notre Dame
Head Men’s Coach at University of Notre Dame – Former New Zealand National Team Head Coach – Participated in 3 Scottish World Cup Campaigns – Two-Time BIG EAST Coach of the Year – Coached 37 MLS Draft Picks & 2 EPL players – 17 NCAA Championship Appearances & 1998 NCAA National Runner-Up – Scottish FA “A” License

Randy Waldrum – Notre Dame
Head Women’s Coach at University of Notre Dame – Head Coach of United States Under-23 Women’s National Team – 2004 and 2010 National Championships & 8 College Cup appearances – 2009 NSCAA President – Two-time National Coach of the Year (2009 – Soccer America; 2010 – NSCAA) – Five-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year – Coached 12 WUSA Players & 15 WPS Draft Picks – UEFA “A” Advanced License

Dawn Greathouse – Notre Dame
Assistant Women’s Coach at University of Notre Dame

Ken Nuber – Notre Dame
Assistant Women’s Coach at University of Notre Dame

BJ Craig – Notre Dame
Assistant Men’s Coach at University of Notre Dame

Greg Dalby – Notre Dame
Assistant Men’s Coach at University of Notre Dame


  • NSCAA Professional Development Certificate available
  • Coaches Reception – Meet and talk with clinicians one on one in an informal setting
  • Seminar Book with Session Outlines and Notes
  • Sessions done on FULL SIZE indoor field
  • Current Notre Dame players used as demonstrators
  • Internationally Renowned Clinicians!

CLICK HERE for online registration and more information, including the official host hotel of this year’s National Soccer Coaching Seminar and the tentative seminar schedule.

In addition, a special holiday registration rate of $100 is available for those participants who sign up and have their registration/payment postmarked by Jan. 4, 2013. The normal pre-registration fee of $125 then will be available through March 6, 2013, while registration is priced at $140 for payments received after March 6, 2013.

For more information on the 2013 National Soccer Coaching Seminar, contact Notre Dame assistant women’s soccer coach Dawn Greathouse at (574) 631-5870 or greathouse.1@nd.edu.

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