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Upper Hand Sports Podcast

Ep 24: Superb Soccer Academy - Dwight Findlay

on Feb 14, 2018 3:01:08 PM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Dwight Findlay is the Founder and director of Coaching & Performance Development for Superb Soccer Academy. Dwight is a member of the United Soccer Coaches, and he holds Regional and State diplomas for coaching children from the ages of 3 to 18. He has been coaching youth players for over 10 years. He focuses on holistic soccer coaching methods, developing mind & body through proper skill, technique, nutrition, and the establishment of character and sportsmanship traits. Dwight was recently named the Midwestern Conference 2017 Coach of The Year for his high school coaching job!  
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Episode 21: Myriad Soccer Training Co-Founders

on Jan 24, 2018 12:05:28 PM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Shawn McLaws and Michael Millay have dedicated their lives to training and the game of soccer, leading them to found Myriad Soccer Academy in the last few months. Shawn and Michael both have professional level experience, and are committed to the idea of pushing athletes to their highest level, helping each player work toward their individual dreams. Michael played with FC Cincinnati, and Shawn continues to play with the Oklahoma City Energy FC of United Soccer League. Shawn also played with the New York Red Bulls of MLS. See what these two have to say about getting Myriad Soccer Academy off the ground and building a family oriented soccer brand focused on starting a soccer community.
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Episode 14: LA Goalkeeping Academy Owner Michael Magid

on Dec 6, 2017 8:44:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Upper Hand is joined by LA Goalkeeping Academy owner Michael Magid on his 17 years of experience in goalkeeper training and goalkeeper coaching. He works hard at being a student of the game as well, constantly making his own skills more advanced. His education has stemmed from some of the world’s greatest goalkeeper specialists. Prior to LA Goalkeeping Academy, Michael was the goalkeeping director at Real Socal, an assistant coach for Everton FC’s North American Program, a player/coach for the USL’s SFV Quakes, and a staff coach for Region IV ODP. Hear Michael’s advice on building a network of coaches in your arena, and seeing them as co-teachers to learn from, rather than as competition.
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Episode 13: Modern Goalkeeper Training Owner John Plaugic

on Nov 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
We sat down to talk with John Plaugic about his experience as the founder and head instructor at Modern Goalkeeper Training Systems. Plaugic is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/United Soccer Coaches & United States Soccer Federation. He is the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Rutgers University (Newark). Plaugic was previously the Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ, which has been recognized by ESPN RISE, NSCAA & Elite Soccer Report as the best High School Boys Soccer program in the USA. Learn more about Plaugic’s holistic approach to goalkeeper training in this week’s sports podcast! 
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