#74 Anthony Latronica, US U17 Men’s National Team and US Men’s Paralympic Assistant Coach, on the Importance of Developing Players at Every Age and Stage

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to coach the likes of Christian Pulisic when he was a youngster, or to take a team of 16-year-olds to South America to play in adverse conditions? Have you thought about how life-changing it would be to coach War Heroes at the World Paralympic Games? Don’t miss this episode where Anthony shares the stories of his coaching legacy.

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Show Notes

7:00 Anthony’s journey as a coach

13:15 Anthony’s thoughts on US player development

32:45 My legacy is their legacy

41:00 What it’s like coaching the Paralympic team

50:45 What are the common characteristics of great athletes

57:30 Anthony started Soccer Specific to solve his own problems

62:00 The addition of mentors to Soccer Specific

1:08:00 What frustrates Anthony the most

Connect with Anthony and Soccer Specific

Website: www.soccerspecific.com

Email: Anthony.Latronica@SoccerSpecific.com

About Anthony

For the past 18 years, Anthony Latronica has worked with some of the finest young people both at the youth and collegiate levels. His diverse background includes 11 years coaching at Harvard University, Oregon State University, and the United States Air Force Academy. He was also a USSF National Staff Instructor from 2005-2011. In 2011, Anthony moved on from college coaching to become a Technical Advisor for U.S. Soccer and then the top assistant with the United States U-17 Men’s National Team and its residency program based out of Bradenton, Florida.

For the past five years, he has had the unprecedented pleasure of mentoring, coaching, developing, and producing the best young players in America and has competed against elite soccer countries from around the world. With over 250 matches at the U-17 MNT, Anthony wants to share the content he has accumulated as a player and coach. Anthony is currently enjoying working as an Assistant Coach with the U.S. National Paralympic Team to help them prepare for the 2018 IFCPF Copa America in Brazil.

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