Feb. 25, 2013

Symposium Registration

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2013 OSSCA All Ohio Soccer Coaching Symposium will be held March 1-2 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on the Ohio State campus.

John Bluem, Ohio State head coach, and his staff along with U.S. Soccer’s Brian Johnson, will provide expert presentations on many topics over the two-day conference.

The Symposium application form is linked above in PDF. For more information, contact the men’s soccer office at 614-292-9017.


Brian Johnson
Former US U17 and U20 International Player played in the MLS for Kansas City. Currently serving as a Technical Advisor for US Soccer.

John Bluem
Ohio State Head Coach, NSCAA Academy Senior Staff Coach.

Frank Speth
Ohio State Associate Head Coach, Columbus Crew Academy U18 Coach

Taly Goode
Ohio State Goalkeeper Coach


Friday March 1
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Registration
5:30-6 p.m.: Technical Warm Ups (Bluem); NCAA Recruiting Rules/Academic Preparation* (Swearingen)
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Effective Possession Games (Johnson); Methods of Coaching* (Bluem)
7:30-8 p.m.: Pizza Break/OSSCA Meeting
8-9 p.m.: Team Defending (Johnson)
9-10 p.m.: Team Attacking (Speth)

Saturday March 2
8-9 a.m.: Finishing Exercises (Speth); Goal Keeping Q&A* (Goode)
9-10 a.m.: Counter Attack (Johnson)
10-11 a.m.: Q&A with the Ohio State Coaching Staff* (All)

*Lecture/Biggs Classroom