This week on Behind the Bench, hosted by Tony La Ferrara; directors from Canada and the United States discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of their recent Return-to-Play experience.
This week we are joined by:
Richard Bucciarelli, MS, B.Kin., R.Kin, CSCS, CSEP-CEP, USSF “A”, is a professional fitness coach, sports scientist and coach educator. He has worked at some of the highest levels of the game both in Canada and internationally. Richard is a PhD Candidate in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences with a specialty in biomechanics of speed and acceleration training in soccer players, at the University of Guelph.
Kosmas Mouratidis, Director of Coaching, NSCAC. Kosmas, is a USSF "A" licensed coach. He has coached numerous All-PAC players and PAC MVP’s and was a two-time PAC Coach of the year. He currently serves as the Technical Director for the Thornhill Soccer Club.
Bo Eskay, Technical Director, FC Fredrick. Bo is the current Executive Director of FC Frederick, a 501(c)(3) youth soccer club operating continuously in the greater Frederick County, Maryland area since 1989. Each year the Club has approximately 800 travel players, 50 teams, and more than 2,000 other families that participate in its leagues, tournaments, camps and soccer schools.
Hosted by Tony La Ferrara, Technical Director, NSCAC. Tony is a CSA National “B” licensed Coach. A former high school and college teacher and coaching instructor, Tony has coached at all levels of soccer in Ontario from youth to senior amateur & professional, with both men and women. He holds the enviable record of coaching high school, college and university soccer and winning numerous provincial and national championships.
Join us this week with our soccer pros, where we explore the ins and outs of the beautiful game in Canada from a coaching perspective.