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Winter Symposium

MYSA is committed to the development of administrators and coaches as well as players. As a way to achieve this goal, each year we offer a symposium filled with topics to assist you in your role(s) within your club.

The 2019 Winter Symposium took place in two parts this year, Feb. 2 for Club Coaches at the Sports Hall at the National Sports Center (Blaine) and Feb. 9 for Club Leaders at the MYSA State Office (Bloomington).


February 2: Club Coaches

Location: National Sports Center Sports Hall (Blaine, Minn.)

Schedule & Topics

Field Presenter Topic
9:30–10:20 a.m. Tim Carter Collective Possession-Progression:
Playing in gaps & between lines
10:30–11:20 a.m. Andy Seidel Unbalancing on the last line:
Draw opponents, fix & change the point of attack
11:30–12:20 p.m. Barry Pauwels &
Didier Chamberon
High Pressing as a Ball Recovery Strategy
12:30–1:30 p.m. Barry Pauwels &
Didier Chamberon
Creating Chances in Offensive Transition
Classroom Presenter Topic
9:30–10:20 a.m. Barry Pauwels &
Didier Chamberon
Theory: High Pressing as a Ball Recovery Strategy
10:30–11:20 a.m. Simon Almaer Building Resilience in Youth Soccer Players
11:30–12:20 p.m. Stephanie Golan
& Dawn Crow
Team Building: Culture Wins
12:30–1:30 p.m. Andy Seidel Weekly & Daily Planning of Training

February 9: Club Leaders

Location: MYSA State Office (Bloomington, Minn.)

Presenters & Topcis

Presenter Topic
Dan Pullen, Pullen Insurance Insurance: What is covered and what is not?
Brian Baker, Hinrichs & Associates Financial Best Practices
McKenzie Tompt, Insperity Discrimination and Harassment
Megan Knopik, Paychex Independent Contractor of Employee?