ST. PETE RAIDERS

Bringing Soccer to Pinellas County Families Since 1970

Ged O'Connor

Part of NSCAA Coaching Staff

Everton FL is pleased to announce that EFL Director of Coaching Ged O”Connor has recently accepted the position of NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Coaching Staff member. The move will allow Ged to conduct courses around the state of Florida , as sanctioned by the NSCAA.

 

It is a great honor for the club and for Ged himself. Having a staff member within the organization indicates where we are looking to take the club in the coming years, and with our new affiliation with Everton FC, this is now an exciting time for soccer in the Tampa Bay area.

 

O’Connor is not only a staff member, but is also a Goalkeeper Coach for the NSCAA also, a position that few coaches hold within the association.

He had said, “I am very excited to be working within the NSCAA and fortunate that I have the backing and support of the Board of Directors and Executive, Tony Paris, to work with the NSCAA. I am looking forward to bringing several coaching courses to the area in the coming months, with the sole aim being that of helping to improve and educate current coaches. Obviously, the ultimate aim is to make the players better and the first step is by educating coaches to make them better.”

 

“The NSCAA is one of the premier coaching organizations in the world, and being a part of their staff is something I have been working towards for a great deal of time,” said O’Connor.

 

Based in Kansas City, KS, the NSCAA is the largest coaches’ organization in the US . Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 26,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year. More information on the NSCAA can be found at www.nscaa.com

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