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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan.

 

Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

May 10, 2017

Tony DiCicco is the former Head Coach of the US Women’s National and Olympic Soccer Teams and the Head Coach of the US U20 Women’s National Team. In 2008, in his return to international soccer, he coached the US to the FIFA U20 World Cup Championship in Chile. He had previously lead the Full National Team to the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship, the largest women’s sporting event in history. And in 1996, he coached the US Women’s Olympic Team to the first ever Gold Medal in Women’s Soccer.

Tony DiCicco is also the President, Founder and Technical Director of SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School and SoccerPlus FieldPlayer Academy.

You can get his book, Catch Them Being Good, here - Buy it on Amazon

How to find Tony:
His website: https://www.soccerplus.org
His email: Tony@soccerplus.org
His Twitter: @tonysocc

Show Notes:

5:30 How (and when) Tony got into coaching

9:15 Tony explains how to get athlete buy-in

16:15 What really makes Mia Hamm so special

20:00 Can you cut a player and help her career?

27:15 What must the US do to produce high quality players

32:15 Winning does not equal development

40:00 Every kid has a path

46:00 Did Tony coach his own children?

48:00 Tony's Rule of One Moments

54:30 Tonys Coaching Philosophy

 

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