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I recently read a fantastic article about the coaching philosophy the Germans employ. In particular the Hennes-Weisweiler-Akademie coaching school. It is an ultra competitive and all emcompassing coaching academy designed to develop and nurture up-and-coming coaching talent. It's a full 10 month coaching cirriculum with classroom and hands on training with Germany's top clubs. Is this something the CSA should establish? It could partner with MLS clubs and of course European ones. We can all dream of a National League, and complain about a shallow player pool but unless coaching education in this country changes, are we not putting the cart before the horse? Perhaps it could become an accrediated school or partner with a University to offer a soccer specific degree. Along with internships with professional clubs. It could also certification for National A license or UEFA Pro License. Imagine, what our grassroots would look like with 20 years of graduates unleashed on our academies and grassroots clubs. Here's a link to the article: https://sports.vice.com/article/germany-makes-soccer-coaches-the-same-way-it-makes-cars
I'm bringing out some folks for the Panama game on Friday, and an issue that continues to pop up is that these "normal, non-Voyageur" people know relatively very little about the national team. Some of them could name a few players, but for the most part the CNMT is a collection of completely unknown persons. Though lacking in knowledge, my people are not lacking in interest, and seem to want to know more. Are there any good resources out there (web sites, videos, etc) that introduce the team and its members on a fairly basic level? I've seen some of the "inspirational" videos and the recent CSA one, but I guess I'm looking for something slightly more educational and easily digestible that could serve as a quick guide to the team and highlight some of the players to watch. Any other tips for getting my people educated and interested at the same time?