GP Soccer Podcast

GP Soccer Podcast

GP Soccer Podcast is hosted by Giovanni Pacini, a noted expert in the areas of player, goalkeeper, and coach development. He is a United Soccer Coaches Master Coach and serves as a National Staff and National Goalkeeper Staff Coach for the organization. He is the United Soccer Coaches State Director for MA, NH, and RI as well. Pacini is a USYS East Region Staff Coach and oversees training for NH North ODP. In addition, he enjoyed a highly successful career as a collegiate soccer coach for over 25 years. Pacini hosted the Direct Kick radio show in the Boston area for a number of years and is now combing a love for radio and passion for the sport of soccer. The central theme will be player and coach development, but the broadcast will include soccer news and issues from across the globe. Interview guests will be a main feature as Pacini believes that the podcast can serve as the voice for many great many professionals in the game looking to share their message.

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June 29, 2021 58 min

Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast Season 4 finale! The entire season has been dedicated to the theme- "The State of the Game" with many of the leading experts in the game contributing to the conversation. Host Giovanni Pacini would like to publicly thank the guests that appeared during Season 4- Patrick Ianni, Skip Gilbert, Nancy Feldman, Ian Barker, Tim Bradbury, Bryan Thorp, Deb Raber, Gareth Smith, Phil Wheddon, Jeff Venn...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Keith Tozer the Technical Director for US Youth Futsal. He also serves as a FIFA and CONCACAF Futsal Instructor.  The conversation involves the history of the game here in the US as well as the indoor game in general. 

The show opens with comments related to the last episode with Letitia Price, an email submission, and preparation for Season 5. 

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Letitia Price, the Assistant Coordinator for Ohio University's on-line Masters Program in Soccer Coaching. Letitia is a doctoral candidate conducting gender equity research as well as serving in a developmental support capacity for United Soccer Coaches Advocacy Groups. The issues of social inequity and injustice forms the basis of this substantive conversation. 

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Mario Pacini (His brother!) about the role town soccer plays in the overall soccer landscape in the United States. Mario is the President of Foxboro Youth Soccer in Foxboro, MA, serves as the Assistant Boys Soccer Coach for Foxboro HS, was the former Assistant Mens Coach at Eastern Nazarene College, and has served as a head coach for various youth teams.

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Lynn Berling-Manuel, CEO of United Soccer Coaches. This in-depth conversation covers a wide variety of important topics as they relate to the state of the game in the United States. Information about United Soccer Coaches can be found at www.unitedsoccercoaches.org. 

Listeners of the GP Soccer Podcast are encouraged to share the show among those within their social me...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini continues the conversation regrading "The State of the Game" with Felicity Day. She is a returning guest, the VP of "The Steel Experience", and member of the United Soccer Coaches National Staff. She is superbly equipped to discuss the club landscape as it exists in the United States. 

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with host Giovanni Pacini! This episode features an in-depth interview with Kevin Payne, CEO of US Club Soccer who also served in several leading roles for US Soccer as well as GM for MLS' DC United. Arguably, there is no one better suited to speak in expert fashion about the American soccer landscape than Kevin. 

The GP Soccer Podcast is heard from coast to coast, north and south, as well as aro...

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Welcome to another episode of the GP Soccer Podcast and the Season 4 theme- "The State of the Game". The series continues with guest Sonny Dalesandro, co-owner of Tulsa Athletic of the NPSL. This interesting conversation between host Giovanni Pacini and Sonny will certainly enlighten everyone about operating an NPSL franchise. 

Be sure to share the show among those within your social media network as it goes a long way in su...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast and the Season 4 theme- "State of the Game". This episode features an interview with Mike O'Connor, CEO of Arocan Sports and WeGotSoccer. This is an in-depth conversation about the business side of soccer and the 19.2 billion dollar youth sports market. This is an episode that must be shared with all members of your youth or club organization as well as parents. 

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with your host Giovanni Pacini! This episode features an in-depth interview with Neil Hull, the Director of Player Development for PASS (Players Academy of Soccer Skills), United Soccer Coaches State Director for Texas, and United Soccer Coaches National Staff member. 

Be sure to tune into the entire Season 4 series of shows dedicated to the "State of the Game"; a comprehensive analysis of th...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Jim Willis is the guest on today's episode. Coach Willis serves as the Head Boys Soccer Coach at Cohasset (MA) HS. Host Giovanni Pacini and Jim discuss at great length high school soccer and his experience as a traditional "teacher-coach". 

New episodes of the GP Soccer Podcast are out each Wednesday and every broadcast is available from Season 1 through the current Season 4. This season...

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Welcome to the many GP Soccer Podcast listeners from around the world! Today's guest is Doug Williamson, a United Soccer Coaches Senior National Staff Coach and Adjunct Faculty Member at Ohio University.  Long time friends and colleagues, host Giovanni Pacini and Doug delve into the game here in the United States in a deep and thoughtful fashion. This is a must listen for everyone involved in teaching the game.

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This episode features an interview with Jeff Vennell, the DOC for East Lyme Soccer (CT), Chairman of the United Soccer Coaches Foundation, and former President of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Jeff's vast experience makes him a wonderful guest to have on during the GP Soccer Podcast Season 4 theme- "The State of the Game". 

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This episode features Phil Wheddon, the Goalkeeper Coach with the MLS Philadelphia Union. Phil is also the Owner and Director of GK One and The International GK Coaches Conference. Host Giovanni Pacini and Phil dive deep into the area of goalkeeping covering a wide variety of topics related to the position. This is a must listen for everyone involved with the training  and development of goalkeeper...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with host Giovanni Pacini. The Season 4 theme- "The State of the Game" continues with an in-depth interview with Gareth Smith. Gareth is the Head Mens Soccer Coach at Drake University (NCAA DI) and serves as the Technical Director for Iowa Soccer. 

Support for the show is always appreciated and can be shown by sharing each broadcast among those in your social media network. If you are part of...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Sit back and enjoy yet another terrific conversation with an important voice in the game- Deb Raber. Deb is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at MA College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA and serves as a National Staff Coach with United Soccer Coaches. 

Host Giovanni Pacini addresses the practices of "reflection" and" collaboration" in the third block of the show and their applica...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast and its Season 4 theme- "The State of the Game"! Today's guest is Bryan Thorp who serves as Technical Director for Louisiana Soccer Association. Bryan also served in similar capacities in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Host Giovanni Pacini in the opening block talks about the on-line Master's Degree in Soccer Coaching Education at Ohio University and past guest Warren Backman taking on a...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This episode features an in-depth interview with Tim Bradbury. Tim is the DOC for the ENY Soccer Association and has an impressive and substantive resume which serves as the foundation for some great conversation. All of Season 4 of the GP Soccer Podcast is dedicated to "The State of the Game"; a comprehensive look at the state of soccer in the US. 

If you're new to the season and its th...

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! The entirety of Season 4 is being dedicated to the theme- "The State of the Game"; an in depth analysis of the sport of soccer here in the United States. This episode features Ian Barker, the Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches. Ian has been on the show two previous times and is without question a leading voice in the game nationally and abroad. 

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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with all of Season 4 dedicated to "The State of the Game". This is an in-depth look at where we are as a soccer nation at every level. Today's guest is Nancy Feldman, the highly successful Head Women's Soccer Coach at Boston University. She is also a Senior National Staff Coach with United Soccer Coaches. 

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