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NSCAC May Newsletter


Monday, May 15, 2017

New Day Confirmed for NSCAC Kickoff Clinic

Mother Nature often has a habit of interrupting our best-laid plans and she did exactly that during the first week of May. Rain forced us to postpone the May 6 coaching clinic but we can now confirm that Thornhill Soccer Club has agreed to once again host the NSCAC Kickoff Clinic at their facility, St. Robert's CHC, Sat June 3 from 11am to 2pm.

Due to the rescheduled date, one of our three clinicians, Richard Bucciarelli, will not be able to attend but we are happy to report we have secured the services of goalkeeping coach Riccardo Greco, of Extreme Goalkeeper Academy, who has agreed to conduct a special goalkeeping session for member coaches. NSCAC Director of Coaching and Thornhill SC Technical Director Kosmas Mouratidis, as well as our featured international guest coach, Kevin McGreskin (pictured below), will both return to conduct their originally scheduled sessions.

NSCAC members who registered for the postponed event are welcome to attend on the new date. If you did not register for the May 6 event, you may do so for the new date by completing the online form at our website, If you are not yet a NSCAC member, complete your membership application online at and you will then be eligible to register for this FREE clinic.

NSCAC Members Eligible for Discount from Soccer Fitness

Posted 05/15/17

Richard Bucciarelli (pictured at left), President of Soccer Fitness, has agreed to conduct his special session for NSCAC members at a later date but, in the meantime, as announced in our April bulletin, Richard is offering NSCAC member coaches a 15% discount on the next live edition of his Soccer Fitness Trainer’s Course from October 13-15.

NSCAC members can save 15% on the “early bird” price of $300 (+tax) per person, until Sept. 1. After that date, NSCAC members can still save 15% on the regular price of $350 (+tax) per person. Once you have registered as a NSCAC member, you may access a promo code to take advantage of this special offer. Details on this exclusive member discount offer are available at More information on the Soccer Fitness Trainer’s Course is available at the Soccer Fitness website,

Contribute to the Journal

Posted 05/15/17

The inaugural issue of The Journal for Soccer Coaches (cover picture at left), the NSCAC’s official publication, was very well received upon its release last month and we wish to acknowledge and thank all the coaches who submitted their contributions to the first issue. A digital version of the publication can be found at

Our next issue is planned for release in the fall and, with that in mind, we'd like to invite soccer coaches across the country to submit their articles, session plans, training tips and all other contributions to the Journal’s Managing Editor, Alf De Blasis, at

We would also like to acknowledge and thank our advertising partners who made it possible for us to produce the type of publication we envisioned and one that our member coaches can be proud of. If you would like to inquire about advertising in the next issue, please contact the NSCAC’s Director of Marketing & Communications, Alf De Blasis, at

Listen to our First Podcast

Posted 05/15/17

It is the goal of the NSCAC to engage soccer coaches across Canada with innovative and unique content, available not only through our print publication but also on our website and

social media platforms. If you haven’t already, we’d like to invite you to listen to our very first podcast in our new “Digital Journal” series.

The podcast contains the complete audio recording of our feature interview with Canada Soccer’s Director of Development, Jason deVos (pictured at left), that appears in the first issue of our publication. Jason expands on his plans for new license courses as well as his vision for the development of coaching education in Canada. You can access this and future podcasts through iTunes or simply by going to our website at

Check out our Website!

To catch up on all our previous member correspondence, including the latest coaching news and educational articles, make sure you visit our website,

You'll find plenty of interactive content including a passing/receiving training session from Nova Scotia's Wayne Evans with downloadable files; a chance to win a NSCAC prize package simply by answering "What Would You Do?" when confronted with a penalty kick scenario; plus, all the latest member services and benefits.

Click here to join the NSCAC now by completing our online membership form.

Name this Newsletter!

Finally, we’d like to remind you to take part in our “Name the Newsletter” Contest. We want the Canadian soccer coaching community to be an active participant in all our member correspondence so we’re giving you the opportunity to name this newsletter.

Send us as many titles as you can think of as often as you like and we’ll narrow it down to the three most popular choices and give you a chance to decide the winner through an online poll. The contributor of the winning name will receive a special NSCAC prize package! Only registered NSCAC members are eligible for the prize.

Please submit your names to Alf De Blasis at and please add “NSCAC Newsletter Contest” to the subject line. Good Luck!

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