Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our first managerial prodigy?

Go check out my interview with Nate Weiss, an American Abroad who has quietly earned a youth coaching job with the DfB, Germany's national federation. How he got there is a wild story. If you do not know the name already, it may behoove to learn it now.



- Greg Seltzer

7 comments:

Dany Tzvi said...

holland is the best coaching system. if you are actually around professional soccer you know that. coaches ive trained with from sunderland, middlesbrough, liverpool, watford, say they get their stuff from the dutch academies.

we are never going to win a world cup with center backs who cant play out of the back. it is at least as important as any other thing because it is absolutely essential. having a CB who cant make a 15 yard pass is like having a CB who refuses to head the ball.

dikranovich said...

"Sunderland get their stuff from the Dutch academies." That is priceless d!!!

Tony M said...

"Weiss is not advocating that U.S. Soccer needs to copy the current world champs or any other great team. He says the key to reaching the heights of those nations is developing a distinctly American way to play"

Yup

Dany Tzvi said...

well given that i actually played for 4 years at sunderland's only academy in the US i think i fucking know the sunderland curriculum thank you very much

dikranovich said...

dT, I'm looking up the Sunderland youth setup, and it's a bunch of Brits, with experience from England's second and third divisions. There are about ten coaches in the Sunderland youth setup and I don't see one with even any playing experience in holland. A couple do have experience in the US with semi pro teams though.

Am I wrong to think that Sunderland don't team Dutch methodology?

Chris said...

Sunderland don't follow any methodology lol

Dany Tzvi said...

they didn't play in the netherlands but they told us why we did the stuff that we did and most of the stories were "well ajax figured this out first". barcelona, man U, etc all the way down to sunderland every major academy runs itself on a model after ajax. the coach i knew from watford actually told us he had to go to the netherlands to do some kind of mentorship thing at an academy.

but maybe it was a giant running meme. maybe coaches from 4 english clubs over 4 years were just b.s.ing us. maybe you're guesses are better than my experience