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John DeBenedictis has been coaching for over 35 years and has coached at many levels. Most of his coaching has been at the youth level from the youngest of children right up to U19 league select teams playing in international competitions. He has also coached men’s teams. He ran his own soccer camps with Tony Waiters, former English International goalkeeper and Canadian National Team coach in Ontario. He played goalkeeper for York University helping them win the National Title in 1977. He played semi-professionally in the National Soccer League (a professional league based in southern Ontario, Upper New York State, Quebec and Michigan), with Toronto Ukrania. He also runs his “Secrets to Goal Scoring” course.
Dr. Alan Goldberg
Dr. Alan Goldberg was the sport psychology consultant to the 1999 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, and the 2000 Men’s Soccer NCAA champions. He is the former Sport Psychology Consultant for the University of Connecticut Athletic Department and continues to work with their men’s soccer program.
Roby Stahl is one of the first American coaches ever to coach full time professionally in Europe. His name is recognized worldwide by FIFA and National Teams as a high level coach and educator. He has been instrumental in raising the level of skill and play for thousands of students from grade school through college, nationally and internationally. Roby has developed his unique coaching methodology through impressive soccer achievements at all levels
Dr. Jay Martin
Dr. Jay Martin is a professor in Ohio Wesleyan’s physical education department and served as the Battling Bishops’ athletics director from 1985-2004. During his 19 years as athletic director, Ohio Wesleyan intercollegiate athletics enjoyed unprecedented success. Ohio Wesleyan won a conference record 6 consecutive NCAC all-sports championships from 1988-94. More recently, the Battling Bishops finished in the top 25 of the NACDA Directors Cup NCAA Division III standings in 6 of the last 8 academic years under Martin’s leadership.
Len Marks, MD
Dr. Marks is from Yuba City, CA and specializes in Pediatrics, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sutter North Medical Foundation. He served as the Marysville High School Varsity Soccer Coach, receiving the CYSA-N Coach of the Year in soccer. Dr. Marks was elected to NCOTSA Hall of Fame and is a Professional Soccer Coaching Instructor.
You may recognize Alan Maher from his many articles published by FUNdamental Soccer over the past three decades. What you may not know is that for more than a quarter of a century Alan Maher has been the chairman of rinted training material for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. His articles can be read not only in NCAA’s own magazine, Soccer Journal, but in every soccer magazine in the country as well.
Graham Ramsay, Director of Soccer Sphere, a soccer educational cum marketing company based near Washington DC, is also the former Director of Soccer Development for the Maryland State Soccer Association with nearly 20 years of service to the youth in that state. Graham was one of the first National Staff Coaches for US Soccer and has written several books and numerous articles.