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Phone: 914-450-5277

Email: Stevedavissoccer10@gmail.com

Address: 704 Kings Way, Carmel, New York 10512

LICENSES & DIPLOMAS

UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION

A LICENSE

B LICENSE

C LICENSE

D LICENSE

E LICENSE

F LICENSE

UNITED SOCCER COACHES

MASTER COACH DIPLOMA

NSCAA PREMIER DIPLOMA

NSCAA ADVANCED DIRECTOR OF COACHING DIPLOMA

NSCAA ADVANCED NATIONAL DIPLOMA

NSCAA NATIONAL DIPLOMA

NSCAA DIRECTOR OF COACHING DIPLOMA

EDUCATION

BS Hons Coaching for Performance in Football

2018

FIFA Football Medicine Diploma

2018

BA English 1985

GOLD CERTIFICATES

SPORTS NUTRITION

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

RECOVER QUICKER - PERFORM BETTER

SAFEGUARDING ATHLETES

ILLNESS & INJURY PREVENTION

THE ART & SCIENCE OF COACHING

SPONSORSHIP

SPORTS MEDICINE

ONLINE DIPLOMAS "HEALTH STUDIES" & "PSYCHOLOGY"

RECENT COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2017 Disney Showcase Champions

2017 CASL Showcase Champions

2017 WAGS Showcase Champions

2017 VYSA State Semifinalists

2016 ENYYSA State Champions

2015 PDA Showcase Champions

2015 NPL Nationals 3rd Place

2015 Jefferson Cup Semifinalists

2013 NPL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

2014 NPL NATIONAL RUNNERS UP

2014 US CLUB SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

2012 - 2013 - 2014 CASL SHOWCASE CHAMPIONS

2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 PDA SHOWCASE CHAMPIONS

2012 - 2013 - 2014 NYCSL NPL CHAMPIONS

2013 & 2014 NY STATE CUP CHAMPIONS

NOBODY MOVES FORWARD IF THEY'RE AFRAID TO STRETCH THEIR COMFORT ZONES

EXPERIENCE

VIRGINIA RUSH SOCCER CLUB

Director of Player & Coach Development

2016-2018

Constructed a Player Development model for the club to allow players to take charge of their development, and work in conjunction with the Coach Proficiency Framework I constructed.

Began an anti-bullying campaign to help coaches, players, and parents better understand what to look for, and how to prevent and handle bullying.

Coach Education

Implemented a layered "Safe & Effective Coaching Practices" Program as part of the Coach Proficiency Framework.

Coach Proficiency Framework

I constructed the Coach Proficiency Framework to provide coaches a clear pathway through the clubs programming, and afford them opportunities to become coach mentors, coaches of excellence, and coaching directors. It also works as a support system for the Player Development Blueprint.

Directed the Virginia Rush College Advisory Program. Provided seminars to large groups, teams, and individual families to offer insight and support into the college recruiting process.

College Advisory Program

Together with a colleague, started the Rush National Soccer Coach Mentoring Program in 2016. The program was very succcessful and will be expanded to collaborate with other like minded clubs.

Compiled a comprehensive 5 year club development plan outlining strategic goals and targets that would help grow and develop all of the clubs programming to enhance player, parent, and coach satisfaction.

Designed and implemented a club wide technical foundation using chronological and soccer age training modules to help coaches raise the technical proficiencies of all the players.

Conducted on field and classroom sessions to help deliver the Curriculum and Training Modules.

Began a Health & Wellness Program with two teams to monitor players daily sleep, nutrition, hydration, stress and pain levels in order to measure player workloads and prevent injury and/or burnout.

VYSA Coach Educator

2016-Present

Work closely with US Soccer Coaching Instructor Paul Shaw to deliver coach education to clubs and coaches throughout the state of Virginia. Worked on the new grassroots license and had input to its delivery and content. Instructor on State and US Soccer courses.

"Steve is a consummate professional who takes great pride in his profession. He is a strong communicator and demonstrates ethical behavior at the highest level. Steve is one of the most qualified and committed coaches I've worked with, and the sport of football is lucky to have a person of his character involved in the game" - Robin Russell, UEFA and Sports Path

A Culture of Excellence

Culture drives expectations and beliefs. Expectations and beliefs drive behavior. Behavior drives habits, and habits create the future. It all starts with culture.

Community

Chevrolet One World Futbol Project

Responsible for organizing a clinic for 300 underserved children from the City of Yonkers, sponsored by Chevrolet and One World Futbol Project

One World Play donated 300 indestructible balls to hand out to the children. These balls never go flat and never need a pump. They can be used on all surfaces and last forever.

Steve Davis, Mayor Spano, Don Cupertino

The Mayor of Yonkers was present to show his support for the event.

One World, One Game, Millions Impacted

Recent Professional Presentations

2016 US Youth Soccer Workshop at the NSCAA National Convention, Baltimore, MD

"Too Soon: When is Too Soon?"

2015 NSCAA National Convention, Philadelphia, PA

"Blending the Physical and Virual Curriculum"

"Tactical Behaviors in Soccer" With Laurent Papillon, UEFA Technical Advisor

2016

Guest on "The Coaching Academy" with Glenn Crooks discussing Player Development in the United States.

Steve demonstrates a wealth of knowledge, and was one of the top candidates on the USSF A Licenseā€ - Peter Gaglioti, Former US U17 National Team Assistant Coach

New York Rush Technical Director

1999-2016

Created and published a quarterly e-magazine for NY Rush families and coaches

Online Learning Environment

Blending the Physical and the Virtual
Ball Mastery

I designed an online learning environment to get players U13 and below more engaged in their personal development away from the field. The idea was not about teaching the kids skills, it was first and foremost a tool to encourage and support them actually working with a ball outside of practice and games.

Using video content with music to display certain moves and skills, the idea was to make the developmental process more fun away from the game and practice field. The site received over 1,500 visits from the targeted players.

Side by Side Technical Comparisons

Combining the exercises from the site with training sessions and exact testing, the overall technical growth within each targeted age group was significant.

Discovery

A survey sent before I built the site asked the players if they worked with a ball on their own or with friends on their own time, and only ten percent answered yes.

Using Google and Global analytics I could see that 40 percent of our younger players 13 and below visit the site regularly, and almost 100 percent have visited the site at least twice.

Club Curriculum

Created a comprehensive club curriculum for age groups U6 through U18, that included such items as meso, macro, and micro cycles, recommended training sessions for a 9-11 week season for all age groups, nutrition and hydration guidelines, and injury prevention.

Designed a player handbook that allows all the players to better understand the clubs expectations whilst outlining such things as the systems the clubs uses, technical and tactical preparation, and position specific functional roles and responsibilities.

Coaching Experiences

NY Rush

New York Rush Technical Director 1999-Present

Club was made up of three branches, and my responsibility was to oversee the day to day operations of each, and work closely with the clubs Coaching Directors to provide a philosophy and implement a coach and player curriculum to increase player, coach, and parent satisfaction.

Assess and evaluate staff and players and provide them with constructive feedback. Organize and coordinate informational seminars such as nutrition, fitness, and the college recruiting process. Offer monthly coaching education sessions to the entire coaching staff, and identify training priorities for specific age groups and provide coaches with model sessions and suggestions to help them and their teams.

Identify talented individuals within the club and promote them to State, Regional, and National ODP, US Club Soccer id2, and College Coaches.

Educate players and parents on club policies, procedures and philosophies on youth development through seminars and written materials, and act as a resource for all members of the club.

US Club Soccer Player Development Program

NYCSL PDP

Girls Coaching Director Player Development Program 2012-2016

Coordinate and operate player development clinics, training sessions, and events designed to scout and evaluate players from the NYCSL and the Tri-State area. Work closely with program Technical Director, John Curtis to ensure talented players are being recognized and promoted to National identification programs such as US Club id2 Staff, and USYNT Staff.

USYS REGION I ODP

USYS REGION I ODP

USYS Region I Boys ODP Staff Coach 2010-Present

Responsible for training and identifying players for selection to the Region I ODP Player Pool. Coordinate with the Region I Head Coach to organize and construct functional and practical training sessions designed to highlight players strengths and weaknesses in order to enhance all components of their individual game.

UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION
US SOCCER NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER

US Soccer National Training Center Staff Coach 2010-2014

Worked with US Youth National Team Head Coach Richie Williams, former US Under 17 Women's National Team Head Coach Kazbek Tambi, US National Team Staff Coach and Head Coach of Region I Girls ODP, Sue Ryan, in planning and implementing training sessions under the guidance of US Soccer Technical Advisors Jill Ellis, April Kater, and April Heinrichs to help identify players with the potential to play with the US Youth National Teams, and work closely with the players to educate them on the demands of playing and training at the National Team level.

CONNECTICUT JUNIOR SOCCER ASSOCIATION COACH EDUCATION

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association State Coaching Education Staff Instructor 2010-2014 & 2018-

Provide detailed instruction to coaching candidates on the methodologies used by US Soccer's Coaching Education schools through model field sessions and classroom lectures and presentations. Evaluate coach competencies through a series of practical field sessions and oral questions in order to determine if the candidates are to obtain a CT State or USSF National License.

College Coaching Experience

NCAA Division I and III

NCAA Division I

2010: Marist College Interim Head Women's Soccer Coach

Guided the team to a second place finish in the MAAC Conference after two successive seasons finishing seventh. Reached the semifinals of the Conference Tournament and the team was nationally ranked 62 by Topdrawersoccer for the first time in school history. Responsible for monitoring the players academic and athletic progress, including teacher evaluations and semester grades. Team receive the NSCAA Academic Team Award after completing the season with a team GPA of 3.90, the second highest in the country. Organized a breast cancer awareness night and took the cause to local TV and radio stations which saw us draw the largest crowd ever to attend a MAAC Conference Women's Soccer game. Coordinated the programs budget, organized finances, planned travel itineraries, team meals, and all travel arrangements. Responsible for game day management, planning and implementing field sessions, fitness sessions, game strategies, scouting reports, and match analysis. Maintained constructive and open dialogue with student-athletes, support staff, and athletic directors.

  • 13 Players received All-Confence Academic Honors
  • 3 Players All-Conference 1st Team
  • 3 Players All-Conference 2nd Team
  • 2 Freshman All-Conference Rookie Team
NCAA Division I

2003-2005: Iona College Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Worked for Head Coach Emma Hayes who is currently the Head Coach for Chelsea Ladies FC - Responsible for planning and implementing training sessions, scouting and recruitment of student-athletes, arranging and coordinating official visits. A good working knowledge of NCAA rules and guidelines was necessary, and ensured the program was in compliance with all relevant NCAA requirements.

Helped guide the team to the post season both years. Most wins in a season and saw a record number of players recognized for All-Conference honors on the field and in the classroom. Emma Hayes was awarded Conference Coach of the year.

  • 10 Players All-Conference Academic Honors
  • 5 Players All-Conference 1st Team
  • 7 Players All-Conference 2nd Team
  • Coach of the Year - Emma Hayes
NCAA Division III

1999-2001: Manhattanville College Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Responsible for designing and implementing the pre-season and regular season training calendar to ensure the team was peaking in time for conference play. Duties included the day to day training sessions, knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations associated with NCAA Division III athletes to help them fulfill their academic and athletic goals. Helped guide the program to its first ever post season appearance in school history during both my seasons.

Some Players Coached

  • Chris Wingert - NYCFC, Real Salt Lake, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids (MLS)
  • Edson Buddle - LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids, Toronto (MLS) and U.S. Mens National Team
  • Carlos Mendes - NY Red Bulls, Columbus Crew (MLS) and New York Cosmos (NASL)
  • Chris Aloisi - LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo (MLS) and Rochester Rhinos, LI Rough Riders (USL)
  • Kim Boulos - Haitian Womens National Team, QBIK ( Sweden)
  • Alex Singer - Washington Spirit (WPS & NWSL), Perth Glory (Australia), Potsdam Turbine (Germany), Avaldsnes il (Norway)
  • Greer Barnes - LA Sol, Atletica Pride (WPS)
  • Kaila Sciascia - U of Maryland, US Under 17 Womens National Team
  • Caitlin Fryer - U of Miami, South Africa Under 17 and 20 Womens National Team
  • Alecko Eskandarian - DC United (MLS), and US Mens National Team
  • Fallon Sheridan - Yale University, US Under 15 National Team
  • Rebecca Moros - FC Kansas City (NWSL), Western NY Flash (WPS), and US Under 23 Womens National Team
Article on USYS Coaching Director Sam Snow's blog

USYS Director of Coaching, Sam Snow placed a piece I wrote about what makes a good coach on his blog.

Skills

MICROSOFT

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POWERPOINT

OUTLOOK

NOTES

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PUBLISHER

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  • PHOTOSHOP
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  • SLIDES
  • DOCS
  • SHEETS
  • DRIVE
  • CLASSROOM
  • YOUTUBE
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WEBINARS

GoToWebinar - GoToMeeting - Join.me

SESSION PLANNING AND INDIVIDUAL & TEAM ANALYSIS

SPORT SESSION PLANNER

ACADEMY SOCCER COACH

US SOCCER DIGITAL COACHING CENTER

HUDL

COACH'S EYE

References

  • Dr. Matt Robinson - University of Delaware, Course Director for NSCAA Advanced Director of Coaching Certificate
  • Robin Russell - Sportspath, UEFA Technical Advisor, English FA Coaching Education Director
  • Don Cupertino - President NY Rush Soccer Club
  • John Curtis - Technical Director NYCSL, US Club Soccer PDP Northeast Regional Director, Former Player Manchester United and England
  • Chris Panayiotou - Rush Soccer Developmental Director of Coaching
  • Wayne Pratt - Director of Coaching Virginia Rush Soccer Club
  • Emma Hayes - Head Coach Chelsea Ladies FC
  • Laurent Papillon - UEFA Technical Advisor, French Football Federation

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