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Seventh Special Topics Coaching Seminar Announced on ‘Coaching the Challenging Player’

October 15, 2014 07:03 PM

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TUKWILA, Wash. (Oct. 15, 2014) – The Washington Youth Soccer Coaching Department has announced the seventh Special Topics Coaching Seminar for 2014 to be held October 29 from 7-8 PM at Starfire Sports in Tukwila.  The session, titled “Coaching the Challenging Player,” will be delivered by Gwynne Williams, a U.S. Soccer Federation staff coach, national US Youth Soccer instructor and former Assistant Coach for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

All players present challenges, however some are more challenging than others.  Some challenges are obvious, while some are hidden but need to be accounted for.  Many players have excelled in the sport while overcoming challenges such as…

David Beckham, England International - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Tim Howard, U.S. Goalkeeper - Tourette’s Syndrome (TS)
Matt Reis, MLS Goalkeeper – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Michelle Akers, FIFA Women’s Player of the Century - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

The Washington Youth Soccer Special Topics Seminars are free and open to anybody who would like to attend, however space is limited so register now by emailing Bastien Catrin at

RELATED: Get the benefits of an NSCAA membership, including a discounted rate to the NSCAA Convention, and Washington Youth Soccer Coaching Department at 30% off the regular NSCAA subscription price with the Washington Coaches Association.

Special Topics Coaching Seminar #7


Coaching the Challenging Player

Guest Speaker:

Gwynne Williams


Wednesday, October 29


7:00 – 8:00 PM


Starfire Sports


14800 Starfire Way


Tukwila, WA 98188



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