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NorCal Announces First-Ever Club Development Seminar


NorCal Premier Soccer is committed to elevating soccer by developing players, clubs, coaches, and referees.

While we have offered many opportunities for coach, player, and referee development, we feel that now is the time to provide opportunities for club development.

As such we are excited to announce our first-ever Club Development Seminar, FREE to NorCal members July 2 at Las Positas College in Livermore. The content throughout this seminar is pertinent to Club Presidents, Board Members, Directors Of Coaching and anyone else involved in the day-to-day operations and decision-making within a club.

To apply, click the “apply” button at the top of the page or click here.

The full schedule is listed in the image below.

During the seminar, a variety of clinicians will be on hand, with the following lessons taught:

Vision of a Club
What it means to be a club – pulling examples from the US and abroad

Benjamin Ziemer – President, NorCal Premier / Head Coach, Sac Republic U18

How to Build and Improve Your Club’s Grassroots Program
Brian Voltattorni – Director of Youth Development, Diablo FC
Dave Underhill – Youth Coaching Director, Galaxy Blues FC
Andy Farrant – Director of Soccer Operations, Santa Rosa United
How to Build an Improve Your Club’s Adult Program
Vinny Cortezzo – Head Coach, Sonoma County Sol (NPSL)
Jordan Gardner – President, Burlingame Dragons (PDL)
Manish Doshi – Head Coach/ DOC, Tottenham Hotspur East Bay (WPSL)
Non Profit Leadership, Risk Avoidance & Management
Best practices for running a non-profit organization and identifying common or growing pitfalls and how to avoid them
Justin Howard – Department of Finance, State of California / Davis Legacy SC
Phil Wright – Chairman, US Club Soccer / Assistant City Manager, West Sacramento
Chris Delfino – Chief 
Counsel, US Club Soccer and NorCal Premier
How to fundraise for capital projects
Rob Kusel – Managing Director of Consulting Services, Cogeo
Field Development
How to build, partner and develop your own fields
Shawn Blakeman – Vice President, NorCal Premier / Technical Director, Sac United
Noe Perez – President, Soccer 4 Kids
Classroom Location: 
Las Positas College – Mertes Center for the Arts
Main Theater, Building 4000
3000 Campus Hill Drive

Livermore, CA 94551

Course Cost:

NorCal Member Clubs- $0

Non-NorCal Member- $100

While it is strongly recommended that each participant attends as many of the presentations as possible, it is acceptable to attend only presentations that are pertinent to specific needs.