Back of the Net - CISC

Back of the Net - CISC

Charlotte Independence Soccer Club's Soccer Podcast - Interviews and content from guests for all levels of soccer players, coaches, and parents.

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February 17, 2021 48 min

Today's podcast is a conversation with Wells Thompson.  Wells' has had a  career as a 9-year Professional Soccer Player (#5 pick in the 2007 MLS Draft and 2010 MLS Cup Champion), as a coach, as an entrepreneur, and now as an ultrarunner.  His faith, relationships, and the sport of soccer have played a critical role in shaping him into the man he is today. He co-founded Soccer Resilience to help others reach their full menta...

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Today's podcast is a conversation with Pat White.  Pat is the Futsal Director and Camp director for Charlotte Independence Soccer Club.  Pat is also a former 10+ year indoor and outdoor soccer pro as well as a former member of the US Futsal National Team.   


 More information on CISC's Spring Camp programming can be found on our website: Charlotte Independence SC - powered by Oasys Sports (independencesoccer.club).

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First podcast of 2021.  

Thanks for listening in!  Today's podcast is a conversation with Matt Spear.  Matt is a founder of and the center mid for Soccer Resilience.  Before Soccer Resilience, Matt captained the 1992 Davidson Men's Soccer team to the Final Four and coached at his Alma Mater for 18 years before accepting the role as President of the Richmond Kickers pro team.  This is a good listen for anyone looking for more...

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In today's episode, we speak to Fil Wilkinson.  Fil is our director of community engagement.  If the club is running a program outside of regular competitive soccer, Fil is probably involved.  If you are interested in helping out in any capacity, we always need volunteers, or if you have any ideas for future projects, please email Fil at:

filw@independencesoccer.club  

We also speak on our different Adult Soccer offerings.  I...

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November 24, 2020 38 min

We speak to Rusty Scarborough, Greg Ashton, and Sarah Vogelwede about the club's female leadership council and leadership development program. 

Check out the video from the last leadership council meeting here, Leadership Development Program - YouTube

If you want to support the program please email:
rustys@independencesoccer.club
grega@independencesoccer.club
sarahv@independencesoccer.club
or
neilr@independencesocc...

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Stephen is our Youth Academy Director out of the Lake Norman site.  We speak about the goals of the youth academy program, how to help players at the recreational level, and a quick update on his favorite EPL team.  

Recorded: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.


Music: "Day Trips" by Ketsa
From the Free Music Archive
CC BY NC

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Austin is a UNCC alum and has been playing professionally since he graduated in 2016.  Austin has played in the NASL at Puerto Rico FC, at the Portland Timbers 2 and Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the USL before signing and coming back to Charlotte in February in 2020.
The Charlotte Independence schedule can be found here, https://www.charlotteindependence.com/ and their ESPN+ schedule here, https://www.uslchampionship.com/match-c...

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John Cullen is the head coach at UNCC for the women's soccer program.  John is well-spoken, passionate, and truly a joy to listen to.  We speak on how he got to the States, how he got into coaching, what kind of style his teams play, and what female players can do to differentiate themselves during this suspension of play.  Enjoy.

Recorded: May 29th, 2020


Music: "Day Trips" by Ketsa
From the Free Music Archive
CC BY NC

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Mike Jeffries is the head coach and general manager of OUR Charlotte Independence pro team!  We talk about his history in the game, the league and how it is structured, and what the team has been doing during this return to play.  Be sure to follow the team on their website for updated news and scheduling information.

https://www.charlotteindependence.com/

Recorded: June 19th, 2020



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Chad Metzler - Chief Operating Officer 

https://www.flipsnack.com/Independencesoccer/independence-return-to-play/full-view.html

Listen to Chad Metzler speak about our Return to Play Plan, linked above.

Recorded: Wednesday, 5.20.20

Music: "Day Trips" by Ketsa
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In this episode, we speak to 5 (not 6...) of our members about how they are training at home during this suspension of play.  We speak with JT Dolan, Johnny Thyne, Hunter Maholtz, Luke and Justin Deffenbaugh.  More training plans can be found on our "At Home Training" page.  Be sure to check the technical training and the health and fitness links.

Recorded: May 5th and May 1tth 2020

Return to Play: Gameplan - Please READ!

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This podcast is in Spanish and English.  If you find value in this Spanish/English Podcast, please email Carlos Martinez at CarlosM@independencesoccer.club and/or Juan Vazquez at JuanV@independencesoccer.club.  In this episode, we talk about some of the soccer opportunities provided by a structured club environment here at Charlotte Independence Soccer Club and what Latino players and communities can do to get involved.  

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Blake Ellis is currently the assistant coach for goalkeepers for both the men and the women at Winthrop University as well as our South Goalkeeper Director.  We speak about what training looks like for a college goalkeeper in and out of season.  What the fundamentals are for the position and why they are so important.  How you should communicate to organize your box.  What goalkeepers should be focusing on during this suspension of...

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Emily is a long time employee of the club and our youth academy director for the girls out of North Meck.  We talk about using ball mastery and futsal to create fearless players and how to be different.  Shout out to our Regional Futsal Girls Champions in the 2010 and 2011 age groups.  Also, a shout out to the 2009 Regional and NATIONAL Futsal Girls Champions, the 2009 North Meck Futures!


Recorded: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.

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Chad Metzler - Chief Operating Officer 

https://www.independencesoccer.club/news-detail/coronavirus-update-club-operations-status  

Listen to Chad Metzler speak about our Return to Play: Game Plan 

  • When are we getting back on the field? 
  • What if the NCYSA cancels the remaining season? 
  • What is the club's refund policy? 
  • Camp vouchers and camp discounts – May 1st is the extended registration deadline for the 30% discount, vouchers are...
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    Keith Poston is our Director of Recreation.  We talk about rec as the entry point for our player pathway, rec to pro and 4 to 74, and the first step in playing the independence way.  A huge thank you to all 227 of our volunteer coaches in the recreation program.  We talk about how you can help your recreational player while at home.  Keith also gives his advice to stay positive, don't overthink it, have fun, and enjoy the famil...

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    Adam Tipper is the Girls ECNL Futures North Director.  We talk about Tipper's background in England, how his Dad is disappointed he's an Arsenal fan, and how he got here to the States.  We also speak on how to train game intelligence at home, how to get better quicker, and why you need to make your strengths stand out. 

    Recorded: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.

    30% off all Summer Camps when you register by April 15th, 2020, use ...

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    In this episode, we speak to the girls and boys college recruiting directors for CISC.
    Greg Ashton is our girl's college recruiting director and a former college coach at Trinity University and Davidson College.  Phil Hindson is our boy's college recruiting director and a former college coach at Winthrop, Clemson, UNC Pembroke, and a second stint at Winthrop University. 
    We talk about finding the right college and why it is ...

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    In our inaugural episode we speak with Bradley Morrison who is a former Men's College soccer coach and currently our club's Boys ECNL North Director.  We talk about our whole part whole training methodology, our player evaluation methodology (PIMS), and what you can do at home during this suspension of play.

    Recorded: Monday, March 30th, 2020.

    30% off all Summer Camps when you register by April 15th, 2020. 
    $50 off our Boys a...

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