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NSCC 2018 - Toronto FC Youth in Soccer Symposium

2018 National Soccer Coaching Conference
Varsity Centre
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 2:30 PM (ET) to Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM (ET)

***Please Note that this event takes place at KiaTraining Ground, located at - 85 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, ON M2K 2B9


The inaugural Toronto FC Youth in Soccer Symposium “Applying Sport Science to the Developing Soccer Player” will be hosted at Kia Training Ground, the $22 million dollar, soccer specific training facility that is home to Major League Soccer Supporters' Shield Winners, Toronto FC. This event will educate soccer coaches on the physical demands of soccer, and how they play a key role in developing the growing athlete. This symposium gives coaches the opportunity to hear from leading edge professionals about long term athlete development & physical literacy, how to develop a physical training curriculum, and other front of industry topics.

The event will be broken into four sessions, followed by a reception allowing all attendees to network with the speakers and coaches in attendance.


Long-Term Athletic Development & Physical Literacy Expert

Speaker: Tom Williams, Head of Strength & Conditioning, Toronto FCDetails: Stages of development in youth athletes & the benefits of adding motor development activities to your practice

Location: Field


How to Build a Champion

Speaker: Ashley Merryman (PHD), Author of Top Dog “The Science of Winning and Losing”

Details: Ashley has tailored her session for those of us working with youth athletes

Location: Classroom


Understanding Maturation and its Impact on Youth Soccer Injuries

Speaker: Tim Dwyer, Orthopedic Surgical Consultation Services, Toronto FC

Details: Learn about the most common injuries in youth soccer, how to treat them, and how to help prevent them

Location: Theater


Player Monitoring: Measuring Training Load In Your Practice

Speaker: Dr. Tim Taha, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto

Speaker: Jim Liston, Director of Sports Science, Toronto FC

Details: Learn how to quantify the physical cost of your training sessions and how to periodize your season

Location: First Team Players’ Lounge


Event format:

  • Four 1 hour sessions (3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm) held throughout Kia Training Ground.
  • Mix and Mingle in the First Team Lounge (7:00pm)

For full conference schedule and more information, please visit http://www.nscc.utoronto.ca/



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