In June, the NSCAC staged two free clinics for member coaches on consecutive Saturdays, both hosted by partner club Thornhill Soccer Club of Ontario. Both clinics featured three 1-hour sessions conducted by top-level clinicians and coach educators.
Kevin McGreskin, former Technical Director of the Bahamas Football Association, was the featured guest clinician at the Kickoff Clinic on June 3. Joining McGreskin for that first clinic were goalkeeper coach Riccardo Greco, of Extreme Goalkeeper Academy, and Kosmas Mouratidis, Technical Director of Thornhill SC and the NSCAC’s Director of Coaching.
Three new sessions were added at the second clinic June 10, with sports scientist Richard Bucciarelli, the founder and president of Soccer Fitness Inc., conducting the feature session. Joining Richard were NSCAC National Staff Head Coach Tony La Ferrara and Thornhill SC TD Kosmas Mouratidis.
The NSCAC was represented at the 51st Robbie International Youth Soccer Tournament kickoff event on June 30. Executives John DeBenedictis and Alf De Blasis, along with NSCAC member coach Gerald Pezet, helped staff the NSCAC desk at the Robbie headquarters as more than 150 team representatives stopped by for registration.