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Nov 17, 2019

Tony DiCicco was the former Head Coach of the US Women’s National and Olympic Soccer Teams, as well as the US U20 Women’s National Team.  He coached the US National Team to their famous victory in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship, the largest women’s sporting event in history. Unfortunately, Tony passed away in June of 2017. 
 
In 1996, he coached the US Women’s Olympic Team to the first ever Gold Medal in Women’s Soccer. In 2008, in his return to international soccer, he coached the US to the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Championship in Chile. Tony DiCicco is not only the most successful US National Team Coach of all time, but he is a person who understands a thing or two about building culture, team dynamics, and leadership.

Highlights from the Discussion:

  • How (and when) Tony got into coaching
  • Tony explains how to get athlete buy-in
  • What really makes Mia Hamm so special
  • Can you cut a player and help her career?
  • What must the US do to produce high-quality players
  • Winning does not equal development
  • Every kid has a path
  • Did Tony coach his own children?
  • Tony's Rule of One Moments
  • Tonys Coaching Philosophy

Resources:

Catch Them Being Good: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls by Tony DiCicco
Goalkeeper: Soccer Training Manual by Toni DiCicco
Check out other resources by Tony DiCicco: https://amzn.to/35bj1FC
 

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