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Upper Island Riptides Hold Summer Coaching Conference

The Upper Island Riptides From The Vancouver Island Premier League Host Successful Summer Coaching Conference

Vancouver BC, September 24, 2013 - Over 40 coaches from Vancouver Island and Powell River attended the first Vancouver Island Riptides Coaching Conference in the Comox Valley this past summer.  Ian Bridge and Bryan Rosenfeld were the main presenters for the sessions.

Both Ian and Bryan are former coaches of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Women’s National Team programs.  Bryan took the U17 Women to the quarterfinals of the 2012 FIFA Women’s U17 World Championships in Azerbaijan and Ian coached the U19 Women to a silver medal in the 2002 FIFA Women’s U19 World Championships hosted by Canada.  Bob Stankov, Director of Goalkeeping for Victoria Highlanders also presented.

The conference consisted of on field demonstrations using teams from the VIPL Riptides including the U16 boys team that competed in the BC Soccer Provincial Championships in July.  The sessions were packed with information and provided the opportunity for open discussions.  Bryan and Ian have an incredible amount of experience in coaching and their presentations included very valuable information coupled with interjections of personal anecdotes from the past which added to the participants experience.

“What a fantastic group of enthusiastic coaches and it is great to see the number of coaches here,” said Bryan Rosenfeld. “It is rare that I see this many coaches attending when I have participated in conferences in much bigger cities.  It is great to see the soccer community come together as these conferences only improve the Soccer Culture on the island.”

“This was great opportunity to learn from coaches who have experienced coaching at the grass-root and national levels,” said Willow Hartig, coach from Mid-Isle. “Their passion for the game is incredible.”

All of the participants will look to apply the newly learned coaching knowledge throughout the 2013, 2014 Vancouver Island Premier League season which kicked off in the first week of September. 

“Coaching education is always top of mind for us at BC Soccer and it is great to see such a great turnout to the VIPL Riptides Coaching Conference,” said Michael Findlay, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development. “We look forward to working with the Riptide next year to build on this great coaching conference.”

Upper Island Riptides, Investors Group and the Vancouver Island Soccer League sponsored the conference and the VIPL Riptides look forward to involving BCSA in the conference moving forward.

For more information on coach education and coaching courses offered by BC Soccer please visit: BC Soccer Coach Education

For more information on the Vancouver Island Premier League please visit: VIPL

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