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2019 Summer Symposium, June 28th-30th At Stanford University



NorCal Premier, the German FA (DFB) and San Jose Earthquakes have teamed up to bring to Northern California a world class coaching symposium, with a goal to engage the soccer community and help develop the game of soccer on and off the field.  


  • Marcus Sorg (German Senior National Team Assistant Coach)
  • Nicklas Dietrich (German Senior National Team Head of Sports Performance)
  • Matias Almeyda (San Jose Earthquakes Head Coach)
  • Frans Hoek (former KNVB, Barcelona, Man Utd, Bayern)
  • Renato Paiva (Benfica ‘B’ Head Coach)
  • Ricard Segarra Aragay (FC Barcelona Youth GK Director)
  • Paolo Migliavacca (Inter Milan U8-U14 Technical Director)


Symposium Format

We are offering a symposium style course with many different presenting clinicians to cater to the varying needs of our coaches. Some of the areas we cover include:

  • Curriculum Design
  • Player Development Methodology
  • Grassroots Coaching Content
  • Periodization
  • Goalkeeper Development
  • Scouting/Player Identification
  • Set Piece Specialists
  • Club Development for presidents and board members

With such content, we will have several sessions going on at the same time. Attendees can select what sessions best suite their needs.