Free "Kickoff Clinic" to be held May 6 in Thornhill, ON
The National Soccer Coaches Association of Canada (NSCAC) officially re-launched this month as a member-based organization providing soccer coaches across Canada with educational opportunities as well as many exclusive services and benefits. The NSCAC’s new website at nscac.ca is now “live” and available to member coaches to access a host of resources including the latest coaching news, educational articles, and an online membership registration.
The new nscac.ca will keep coaches across Canada updated on expanded member services and benefits as well as coaching clinics and workshops being held in their area. The new website will also contain a digital edition of the Journal for Soccer Coaches, the organization’s biannual publication, and will offer exclusive content not included in the print version. In addition, the new nscac.ca will include an interactive feature allowing coaches the opportunity to engage in and comment on different scenarios that may occur on the playing field and what decisions they would make to resolve an issue.
The new nscac.ca was created by Amplified Soccer, a full service agency providing marketing, brand development, social media and website content strategy.
First Clinic to be held in York Region
The NSCAC has also announced the organization’s first official coach education event to be held the first weekend in May in York Region. The “Kickoff Clinic” will be conducted Saturday, May 6, in collaboration with the Thornhill Soccer Club and will feature NSCAC Director of Coaching Kosmas Mouratidis; Richard Bucciarelli, President, Soccer Fitness, Inc.; and a special guest clinician to be announced. The clinic is free to NSCAC member coaches and will be videotaped for future reference.
Mouratidis, a former NCAA Head Coach and Athletic Director and currently Technical Director for Thornhill SC, will conduct a session on “Passing and Movement with a Purpose”. Bucciarelli, a sports scientist and fitness coach, will deliver a session that focuses on “Speed, Agility and Quickness Done the Right Way”.
“We asked hundreds of coaches what they wanted from a national coaching association”, said NSCAC Executive Director John DeBenedictis. “Over 75% said they wanted ongoing coaching education to complement the licensing courses already available. We’ll be delivering on that right away with this mini clinic on May 6.”
The “Kickoff Clinic” will be the first in a series of NSCAC-sanctioned coach education initiatives with more planned in various locations throughout the year.
Click here to register for the clinic
About the NSCAC
The National Soccer Coaches Association of Canada is a member-based organization designed to provide soccer coaches across Canada with educational opportunities, services, benefits and a collective voice. The NSCAC's vision is to strive to become the most authoritative and representative organization for soccer coaches across Canada, with a mandate to support and promote their collective efforts.
For more information, please contact:
Alf De Blasis,
Director of Marketing & Communications
Cell: (416) 885-8652