Coaches Head Out For Some European Coaching Education
This weekend will see 12 coaches from six different Rush clubs making the trip to Europe for a two week coaching education trip with Rush Soccer.
With Chris Panayiotou (WI) and Nik Penn (SPI) already in England, they will be taking in some games and sessions in London and Birmingham before joining the other 10 coaches in Paris, France. The group will attend two European Champions League games at Paris St. Germain (PSG) and at Lille as well as a PSG Ligue 1 game. At this time Arian Hoxha and Patrick Shin (HI) will be heading off to Spain to take in sessions and games at Real Madrid and Barcelona.
In addition to the Champions League games, the guys in France will get to see 3rd place PSG Women’s team with Rush’s very own Lindsey Horan take on Juvisy who are currently in 4th spot as well as PSG youth team games. During the other days the guys will be able to go meet the coaching staff of PSG as well as visit the National Soccer School of the French Football Federation and Claire Fontaine.
While in Paris, the group will take in some of the culture with a visit to Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the famous Moulin Rouge. From here 10 of the coaches will continue on to Holland for the International Football Conference, held in Amsterdam, and visit FC Twente to observe training and an Eredivisie (Dutch 1st Division) match.
This is the first European coaching trip of its kind that Rush Soccer is putting on and hopefully the first of many. We will be sending updates so please check back to see how the trip is unfolding.