2020 Players First Virtual Summit

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An educational and collaborative experience for Players First-licensed clubs and all US Club Soccer members held Dec 8-9, with on-demand sessions available through Jan 31, 2021.


Session #1Quintessential Leadership and the Job of a Leader
Presenter: Seb Coe | Olympic Champion; Head of London 2012 Olympic Bid; President of World Athletics

Session #2Developing Attacking Football Exercises and Games for the Final Third
Presenter: Benjamin Ziemer | President, NorCal Premier Soccer

Session #3Long Term Athlete Development for the Female Youth Players
Presenter: Ellie Maybury | USWNT Head of Performance

Session #4Leadership in Sport
Presenter: Christian Lavers | President, ECNL

Session #5Ways in Which Responsible Leaders Ensure Everyone is Welcome Uniformly
Presenter: Andy Jacks | Senior Fellow, National Association of Elementary School Principals

Session #6Creating your Own Club Methodology
Presenter: Carlos Casal | Sports Projects Coordinator, LaLiga

Session #7The U.S. Soccer Foundation and Bridging the Gap
Presenter: Ed Foster-Simeon | President, U.S. Soccer Foundation

Session #8A Conversation about Experience on the USWNT, Building Women’s Soccer in the U.S., Team Culture and Mentorship
Presenter: Kristine Lilly | Former USWNT player; most-capped player of all-time
Special offerKristine Lilly is offering a signed copy of her book Powerhouse for $25, which includes the shipping. If anyone is interested in ordering a book they can email her at KristineLillySA@gmail.com.

SESSION #9 – SUPPLEMENTALHow soccer technology enhances on-field performance
Presenter: Dani Marks| Technical Director, Playermaker

SESSION #10 – SUPPLEMENTALFundraising Strategies & Proven Case Studies for Soccer Clubs
Presenter: Rob Kusel | Managing Director, Cogeo


An impressive group of speakers was assembled for the 2020 Players First Virtual Summit. Take a look at the full lineup here.