COLUMBUS, Ohio The 2008 OSSCA All Ohio Soccer Coaching Symposium will be held April 25 and 26 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center of the campus of The Ohio State University.

John Bluem, Ohio State head coach, and his staff along with several other featured clinicians will provide expert presentations on many topics over the two-day conference.

The Symposium application form is attached in PDF. The conference schedule and list of featured clinicians are below.

Led by Bluem, the 2007 Buckeyes turned in their best season in the history of the program, wining the Big Ten championship and advancing to the national championship game. Ohio State went 17-4-5 overall and put together a 15-game unbeaten streak that began Oct. 3 and did not end until a 2-1 loss to No. 1 Wake Forest Dec. 16 in the College Cup finals in Cary, N.C.

2008 Featured Clinicians
Newly appointed Technical Director of the Columbus Crew, Bliss holds the US Soccer “A” License, has served as Director of Coaching for the Kansas Youth Soccer Association, and played and coached professionally for 20 years. 33 appearances for US National Team.

JOHN BLUEM Recently completed his 29th year of coaching by leading the Buckeyes to the NCAA Championship game and the 2007 Big Ten Championship. NSCAA Academy Instructor.

Stephanie Gabbert Ohio State Women’s Assistant Soccer Coach
Frank Speth Ohio State Men’s Soccer Associate Head Coach
Tony Earp SuperKick Columbus Director of Skill Development
Brian Smith SuperKick Columbus Director of Sports Performance
Casey Latchem Record setting OSU Goalkeeper from Perrysburg Ohio HS.


Friday April 25th
800am-400pm   –  Registration
900-1015am   –  Skill or Technique (Bliss)
1030-1145am   –  Tactical Games/Technical Implications (Gabbert)
100-215pm   –  Goalkeeper Training (Latchem)
215-245pm  –  OSSCA General Meeting (John Johnson)
245-400pm   –  The Ohio State 4-4-2 (Bluem)
500-700pm   –  Hosted Coaches Social (Fairfield Inn and Suites)

Saturday April 26th 
800-900am   –  Registration
900-1015am   –  Defending (Bliss)
1030-1145am   –  Skill and Speed System (Smith/Earp)
100-215pm  –  Finishing Exercises (Speth) 
730-930pm   –  Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo

Sunday April 27th
1200-200pm   –  Men’s Soccer Alumni Game

Tuesday April 29th
700pm  –  Connor Senn Memorial Game (OSU vs Crew) –  Jesse Owens Memorial stadium

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