In the 93rd episode of the Historic Performance Podcast, I interview Brett Uttley. Brett is the 1st Assistant Coach for Rio Grande Valley Toros Football Club of the United Soccer League. Rio Grande are the 2nd team of the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.
In 2016, Brett was the Fitness Coach for the Seattle Sounders reserve team in the USLPro, in addition to being the Head Coach for the Seattle Sounders U-13 Academy team. Prior to his time in Seattle, he was an Assistant Coach with the Quinnipiac University Men’s Soccer Program.
Brett holds a MBP Master in High Performance Soccer (Barcelona, Spain) in addition to a MSc in Soccer Coaching via Ohio University. He has the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and is currently in the process of obtaining additional USSF licenses as well as working towards his ATFA (Argentinean Professional Soccer Coach Association) “A” Professional License. In addition, he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) via the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
In this episode, Brett Uttley discusses tactical periodization, player monitoring, and developing a weekly soccer microcycle.
Overview of Podcast Episode
Here is a brief outline of what we covered in the show -
- Brett's motivation to become a soccer coach
- Why he chose to move to Seattle to work as a fitness coach
- What he learned about player monitoring and physical preparation at Seattle, which has made him a better coach
- Player monitoring at Rio Grande Valley FC
- Why he feels that soccer coaches should learn about physical preparation
- His thoughts about soccer fitness coaches understanding the tactical and technical part of the game
- Teaching players the Toros game model & style of play
- How to weight risk v reward when it comes to pushing a player through fatigue
- How to contact?
Connect with Brett
E-mail: Brett Uttley
Website: TOG Soccer
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