Popular NYSWYSA Coaching Symposium Kicks Off With 2010 National Champions, Akron vs. Buffalo

NYSWYSA will conduct a coaching symposium on Friday, October 21,2011 at the University of Buffalo. The symposium will be in conjunction with the men’s soccer match played on that day between 2010 National Champions, the University of Akron and the University of Buffalo. The game will be played at UB Stadium with kickoff slated for 7:30pm.


Participating coaches will have the opportunity to watch a high level men’s Division I college soccer game while also hearing first hand from the head coaches of the respective teams prior to the matches. NYSWYSA Technical Director Dean Foti will lead the symposium that will take the participants inside the college game and explore a multitude of topics including the technical and tactical aspects of the game, team preparation, game planning, team management and game management. Hear directly from head coaches Caleb Porter – University of Akron and Dave Hesch – University of Buffalo, as they provide an rare inside look into their teams, their philosophies and their approach to this important Mid-American Conference match up.


The cost for the symposium is $25 which includes admission to the game, a coach’s reception prior to the game and a symposium information packet. Registration is open to all coaches and participants are encouraged to register early (click here). Please note that due to NCAA regulations no student-athletes (i.e. high school students) are permitted to attend this coaching symposium.


Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule:


Friday, October 21, 2011

4:00pm           Registration

4:15pm           Opening Remarks – Dean Foti, NYSWYSA Technical Director

4:30pm           Presentation – Caleb Porter, Men’s Soccer Coach, University of Akron  

5:30pm           Presentation – Dave Hesch, Men’s Soccer Coach, University of Buffalo

6:15pm           Presentation – Match Analysis – Dean Foti

6:45pm           Coaches Reception

7:30pm           Akron/Buffalo Game
9:30pm           Match Analysis – Dean Foti
10:00pm         Closing Remarks, Symposium Adjournment

In your role as a coach, are you preparing your players to one day play in college?

Do you know what will be expected of them when they get there? Come join us at the University of Buffalo and take advantage of this opportunity to see first hand what the college game looks like. Register today!