MLS Commissioner Don Garber - December 9, 2016
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MLS announces slate of league-featured programming at NSCAA Convention

Major League Soccer announced on Thursday the exclusive MLS-featured programming that will run at the 2017 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Los Angeles next month.

Headlined by the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the slate of NSCAA/MLS events at the convention include a special spotlight session with commissioner Don Garber and a formal presentation of the 2016 MLS Coach of the Year award to FC Dallas’ Oscar Pareja.

Below is a complete listing of notable MLS-related programming at the NSCAA Convention. The events are only open to convention attendees. View the full NSCAA Convention schedule.

MLS at the 2017 NSCAA Convention

Date Event
Jan. 12 Player Development Panel: Fred Lipka, MLS Technical Director of Player Youth & Development
Jan. 12 Spotlight Session: Bruce Arena and Sigi Schmid, Former MLS Head Coaches
Jan. 12 New York Red Bulls Way: Ali Curtis, New York Red Bulls Sporting Director
Jan. 12 Reducing Injury Risk Field Session: John DeWitt, Houston Dynamo Sports Performance Coach
Jan. 12 Coaching Development Panel: Jerome Vivona, New York Red Bulls Regional Training Programs Manager
Jan. 12 Analytics Panel: Jeff Agoos, MLS Vice President of Competition, Dave Tenney, Seattle Sports Science & Performance Manger, Stewart Mairs, D.C. United Director of Soccer Strategy & Analysis, Oliver Gage, Houston Dynamo Performance Analyst, Devin Pleuler, Toronto FC Analytics Manager
Jan. 13 Spotlight Session: MLS Commissioner Don Garber
Jan. 13 Club Leadership Panel: Paul Holocher, San Jose Earthquakes Academy Director
Jan. 13 Nutrition Panel: Kristen Andrews, LA Galaxy Sports Dietitian
Jan. 13 Use of Data Lecture: John DeWitt, Sports Performance Coach, Houston Dynamo
Jan. 13 Switching Point of Attack Field Session: Fred Lipka, MLS Technical Director of Player Youth & Development, Mike Muñoz, LA Galaxy Academy Director
Jan. 13 Utilizing Your Entire Staff Lecture: Ivan Pierra, LA Galaxy Director of Sports Science
Jan. 13 NSCAA Awards Banquet: Oscar Pareja, FC Dallas Head Coach (MLS Coach of the Year presentation), Phil Rawlins, Orlando City SC President (NSCAA Presidential Recognition Award), Bruce Arena and Sigi Schmid, Former MLS Head Coaches (Letters of Commendation)
Jan. 14 NSCAA All-America Luncheon: Tim Howard, Colorado Rapids and USMNT goalkeeper (Honorary All-American), Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC and USMNT forward
Jan. 14 Spotlight Session: Chris Klein, LA Galaxy President
Jan. 14 Transitional Moments Field Session: Ricky King, New York Red Bulls Academy Coach Education and Recruitment Manager
Jan. 14 Physical Preparation Lecture: Dave Tenney, Seattle Sounders FC Sports Science and Performance Manager
Jan. 14 Spotlight Session: Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC and USMNT forward
Jan. 14 Player Development Lecture: Oliver Gage, Houston Dynamo Performance Analyst

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