Thursday Feb 8th, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
*there is no charge
ODU Soccer complex, Lecture and Field Sessions
Michelle Barr, a UEFA ‘A’ License holder, has been coaching professionally and at the highest level in Women’s Soccer for 12 years. Very few female coaches have the playing background and coaching experience she possesses. Barr was the former Captain of the Scottish Women’s National ‘A’ squad representing her country on 83 occasions. With experience playing professionally in England, Iceland and the US her playing experience has brought a wealth of knowledge both in Europe and here in states. Transferring her playing background to coaching, at the Division 1 College level she has coached in the Ivy League, as coach at Dartmouth College, and is currently an integral member of the coaching team at Old Dominion University. Internationally she has coached at the highest level in her former role as Youth National Coach and National Program Manager for the Scottish Football Association, as well as serving as National Scout.
The session will consist of a Lecture providing key principles regarding the holistic development of female soccer players, including information on athletic development, technical practice and tactical education and how this relates to the overall development of a ‘team mentality’. An on-field session will then take place where Coach Barr will demonstrate various practices used to enhance the athletic, technical, and game awareness skills of youth players.
Finally Michelle Barr will be available for Q and A on the session afterwards in the lecture room.
To register and reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Barr, UEFA ‘A’ License Coach, former Youth National Team coach, professional player, National Team Captain, and current D1 Coach.