(November 16, 2011 Seattle, WA.) Emerald City FC was proud to host NSCAA Master Coach, Jeff Tipping on Tuesday, November 15 at Ingraham High School for the kick off of the new PSPL Coaching Education Initiative, "PSPL Special Topics" that will feature twice monthly open coaching education sessions. Coach Tipping ran his session on "Developing strikers for elite youth teams" in front of a crowd of about 50 coaches from around the Puget Sound region as well as a large number of Emerald City FC parents, players and staff. In all, over 100 people attended the event and were treated to some great insights on training attacking players.
This event highlights Emerald City FC's commitment to education and I was extremely pleased to see a good representation from our club of not only coaches, but players and parents as well. This caps a great week of continuing education for the club with our first Parent Education and open Q & A event last Sunday evening at Arena Sports at Magnuson Park. This was also a successful event with great dialog between the parents, coaches and board members in attendance. We will continue to hold monthly Parent Education and Open Q & A meetings and will also post the schedule for the PSPL Special Topics events on our club website to provide additional opportunities for all of our members to continue to learn about the game throughout the year.
I am excited by the way these events are bringing our club members together, helping to strengthen our bond as a club and developing more of a sense of community and culture around the game in Seattle. Thank you to all who have attended these events!-Erik Oman- ECFC DOC
Bobby Howe, Jeff Tipping and Erik Oman