July 12, 2012 (Fullerton, CA) - The Cal South Coaching Association announced today the forging of a new partnership with SportsSessionPlanner.com, a top coaching resource website which specializes in providing helpful software tools to allow soccer coaches to design and plan their own skill and training sessions online.
All coaches who join the Cal South Coaches Association will gain immediate access to SportSessionPlanner.com to make use of the website's extensive library of practice sessions or to create new ones of their own. Sessions on the site are presented via three-dimensional views of fields and layouts, along with complete text outlines of each designed play or drill.
"We are proud to partner with SportSessionPlanner.com, and feel confident that it will serve as a valuable resource for the members of the Cal South Coaches Association," said Cal South CEO John Weinerth. "Not only does it provide a first in class resource for planning training sessions, but it provides a new level of technical information sharing amongst our coaching community,
which is a huge positive."
"We are delighted to be in partnership with Cal South," added Magnus Alford, the Managing Director of SportSessionPlanner.com. "Our state of the art 3-D session planning will be provided to each of the Cal South Coaches Association members to give them the capability to create, save and share soccer sessions quickly and with an outstanding professional finish. Our software is being
used by some of the world's leading soccer clubs such as Liverpool Football Club and the LA Galaxy to enhance their coaching curricula. We are thrilled to provide the same software program to the Cal South members."
Once coaches have created a login to the SportSessionPlanner.com system, they will be able to create their first session in mere minutes. The 3-D sessions show the pitch view, angle and zoom to instruct players most effectively, and can use the system's customizable team kits, pitch lines, and textures to give their session as much depth and detail as they wish. Coaches can build entire
sessions from a library of drill sessions -- some created by pro club, amateur club or individual coaches from all over the world -- and use or customize them as needed. Created sessions can be shared within the user's Club library, Public library, exported to a website, emailed, shared with friends, and even printed or projected for 3-D interactive demonstrations.
"As the technical leader at Cal South, I wanted to look for partners that would best exemplify our Coaching Association's motto, 'We Change the Game,'" said Steve Hoffman, Cal South's Director of Coaching and Player Development. "We found a fantastic partner in SportSessionPlanner.com as they will offer our members a high quality but extremely user-friendly way to
share training sessions. As of July 2012, our Coaching Education and Pro+ staff coaches will also start placing their sessions in the program for members to share. One of our goals in starting the Cal South Coaching Association was to help our members become the best informed soccer coaches and teachers as possible, and then to use this knowledge to help us 'change the game.' Partnering with SportSessionPlanner.com is a great start!"
Coaches who have yet to join the Cal South Coaches Association, but are interested in gaining access to the SportSessionPlanner.com system, should be aware that a membership to the Coaches Association only costs $50 a coach, and also gains them a year's membership into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America at the same time (itself an $85 value). To learn more about the Cal
South Coaches Association, click here.
For more information, contact Elliott Spruell, Cal South's Coaching Education Coordinator, at 714.451.1553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. Cal South represents over 240 Member Leagues and Clubs comprising our membership of more than 180,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league
administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels. For more information about Cal South, visit www.calsouth.com.