Typically each winter and summer, Iowa Rush professional directors and coaches take opportunities to expand their coaching knowledge and experiences. This winter, three Iowa Rush Directors were able to attend coaching courses and conventions to help develop personally and bring valuable information back to the club.
Our Director of Select-Boys, Nuno Ferreira, attended the NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma in Sacramento, California. As an USSF “A” licensed coach, continuing education credits are required, and this diploma not only allows Nuno the opportunity to fulfill that requirement, but also to expand his craft on and off the field. The warmer weather was an obvious perk, but the chance to work alongside some of the best coaches in the country and attend lectures on hot topics in the coaching profession made it a worth-while experience. The picture below includes all of the coaches involved in the Premier Diploma course, Nuno can be found in the first row, far right.
Both the Iowa Rush Executive Director, Paul Fabry, and the Director of Recreation, Candice Fabry, attended the NSCAA National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January. The 2014 convention lineup combined U.S. World Cup, NCAA, high school and youth champion coaches with a mixture of UEFA instructors and internationally recognized coaching education leaders in the game. Paul and Candice attended multiple field sessions, while also exploring lectures on sponsorships, player psychology, recreational program development, and tactical decision making within youth player development. While attending, Paul Fabry was able to sign, as the Iowa representative, the new Rush National Constitution which will be outlining the responsibilities and rights of the individual affiliate clubs within the Rush Nation. Both staff members found the convention overall to be extremely valuable in the wide-range of topics available to explore and discuss within one of the largest soccer coach gatherings in the world.
As the Iowa Rush strives to be the destination club of choice in the state for all players, we recognize the importance of continuing education for our directors and coaches to provide a high quality soccer experience for all of our players. For more information on these coaches, and all Iowa Rush directors and coaches, please visit our Staff page at www.iowarush.com.