This past weekend the Legacy staff and coaches were able to attend the NSCAA Convention in Philadephia, PA. The NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) is the largest coaching association in the world and the annual gathering usually unites more than 10,000 coaches form all backgrounds and countries to come and learn new trends in the game through lectures, networking and field sessions. The Convention has grown into the soccer event of the year, where the many U.S. soccer organizations come together to celebrate the game. More than 200 educational sessions took place, presented by the best and brightest clinicians from around the world. Coaches also took the time through the Awards Banquet and other gatherings to recognize those who have tirelessly worked to enhance and promote the game here and abroad.
Soccer's past, present, and future all participated in the event. Pele, Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and many more were all among those to attend or present. Adding to the list of clinicians were coaches and representatives from Manchester United, the German Football Association (DFB), Real Madrid, the Croatian Football Federation, the Mexican Soccer Federation, and the Trinidad & Tobago Women's World Cup Team to name a few.
The annual All-American banquet is also held in conjunction with the event - and Legacy Alumni - Jalon Brown was there to collect his third straight All-American Honor for his performance at CNU.
Legacy Coaches/Staff/Members in attendance were - Bobby O'Brien, Kelvin Jones, Eric Dutt, Alex Spirn, Shawn Trueblood, Stu Spirn, Al Albert, Chris Norris, Brendan Bourdage, Jonny Kamara, Dan Weiler, Justin Chezem, Jamie Gunderson, Jake Carel and Steve Shaw. Thanks to all those who attended in an effort to improve their craft and grow the game!