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2016 Delle Nazioni Tournament

Gradisca, Italy
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Five Things to Know About the U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module

As part of its continued effort to improve the quality of coaching at all levels, the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department has established eight new Grassroots Coaching License Courses that will serve as the foundation of its Coaching License pathway. Preceding these new Grassroots Course offerings is an online, cost-free Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module that will serve as an educational tool for coaches to become familiar with U.S. Soccer's approach at the grassroots level. Upon completion of this Introduction Module, coaches will have the ability to advance to any of the eight grassroots courses that best suits their needs.   

Here are five things you should know about the U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module:

What is it?

The Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module is the new first step for soccer coaches in the U.S. who are looking to start along their coaching pathway. The module, which is a free, 20-minute online experience through the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center, serves as the first step in obtaining any one of the eight new U.S. Soccer Grassroots Coaching Licenses: four in-person courses and four online courses across the four grassroots levels: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11. The eight grassroots course options relate directly to small-sided games and the respective age-groups outlined in the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives.

How do you take it?

To take the module, you must have a Digital Coaching Center (DCC) profile. If you do not have one, you can create one for free in the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center. After you have created an account, log in to your profile, and select "Courses" from the top menu. Under the "Available Courses" tab, you will see the option to "Begin Course" the introductory module. Once that's clicked, the module will launch, and you will on your way to completing your first Grassroots License!

Who can take the module?

Anyone can take the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. There is no prerequisite. It is available to anyone with a Digitial Coaching Center profile. Although it serves as an introduction, the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department highly encourages people of all experience levels to participate. Since it is designed to be an educational tool and preview of future courses, all those involved with U.S. Soccer's philosophy will benefit from taking part in the new experience.

Why is this being introduced into the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education License Pathway?

The Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module serves as an educational tool for coaches to become familiar with U.S. Soccer's approach at the grassroots level, including key terms and concepts that coaches will be exposed to throughout their coaching pathway progression. This cost-free introduction experience will provide coaches with information, resources and first-hand experience as to how the grassroots courses will function. The module is also an opportunity for coaches to get acquainted with the electronic learning portal through which the online courses will be delivered, the U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center.

How will I know I have completed it?

Once the introductory module has been completed, the achievement will be visible within the DCC course classroom and participants will be sent a confirmation email. While the completion of the Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module does not result in a U.S. Soccer coaching license, coaches will gain the opportunity to advance to any of the eight grassroots courses of their choosing, across the four grassroots levels: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 (in-person and online).


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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-4 L Gradisca, Italy
4-4 D 6-5 Gradisca, Italy Hilton, De la Fuente, Rivas, Segal
2-1 W Gradisca, Italy de la Fuente, Palomino
2-2 D Gradisca, Italy Arriaga, Rivas
1-2 L Gradisca, Italy Llanez

2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 5-6 115 Santa Rosa, California Santa Rosa
D 5-10 135 Napa, Calif. Real Salt Lake
M 5-8 145 Eden, Utah Real Salt Lake
D 5-5 120 Lincoln Park, New Jersey Players Development Academy
GK 6-1 160 Southwest Ranches, Fla. Weston FC
F 5-7 130 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona (Spain)
D 5-3 115 Littleton, Colorado Colorado Rush
M Roseville, Calif. Sacramento Republic FC
D 5-3 125 Long Beach, California Unattached
F 5-3 110 Lynwood, California Chivas USA
F Coconut, Fla. Flamengo
D 5-7 136 Huntington Station, N.Y. New York City FC
M 5-5 130 Houston, Texas Houston Dynamo
M Wenonah, N.J. Philadelphia Union
GK 5-7 120 New York, New York New York Red Bulls
F 5-4 120 Weston, Florida Weston FC
F 5-7 125 Bethesda, Maryland Bethesda-Olney
D 5-11 119 Corona, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-8 145 Miami Beach, Florida Weston FC
M 5-9 159 Savannah, Ga. Unattached

2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni

Luis Arriaga

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, California

Club:
Santa Rosa

Eduardo Blancas

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Napa, Calif.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Taylor Booth

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Eden, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Dominic De Almeida

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lincoln Park, New Jersey

Club:
Players Development Academy

Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Club:
Weston FC

Konrad de la Fuente

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Barcelona, Spain

Club:
Barcelona (Spain)

Luke Hansen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Littleton, Colorado

Club:
Colorado Rush

Roberto Hategan

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Roseville, Calif.

Club:
Sacramento Republic FC

John Hilton

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Long Beach, California

Club:
Unattached

Ulysses Llanez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-3

Weight:
110

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lynwood, California

Club:
Chivas USA

Nicholas Mendonca

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Coconut, Fla.

Club:
Flamengo

Alexsi Morel

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Weight:
136

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Huntington Station, N.Y.

Club:
New York City FC

Marcelo Palomino

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Michael Pellegrino

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Wenonah, N.J.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Alex Rando

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-7

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
New York, New York

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Jose Rivas

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Weston, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Gabriel Segal

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bethesda, Maryland

Club:
Bethesda-Olney

Leonardo Sepulveda

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
119

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Sebastian Serpa

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Miami Beach, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Indiana Vassilev

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
159

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

Club:
Unattached

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Slovenia
3
2 0 1 6 3 3 7
Croatia
3 1 1 1 4 5 -1
4
USA
3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
Brazil
3 0 2 1 4 6 -2 1

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Croatia
1-2 L
Vipolze; Slovakia
April 26
Slovenia vs. USA
2-2 D
Bilje; Slovakia
April 27
Brazil vs. USA
1-2 W
Vova Gorica; Slovkia




2016 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni Statistics


Record: 0-1-1

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Luis Arriaga 2 2 105 1 1 3 0/0
Eduardo Blancas 2 1 92 0 0 0 0/0
Taylor Booth 2 2 134 0 0 0 0/0
Dominic De Almeida 1 0 35 0 0 0 0/0
Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Konrad De la Fuente 2 1 85 0 0 0 0/0
Luke Hansen 2 2 140 0 0 0 0/0
Roberto Hategan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
John Hilton 2 2 140 0 0 0 0/0
Ulysses Llanez 2 1 54 1 0 2 0/0
Nicholas Mendonca 1 0 15 0 0 0 0/0
Alexsi Morel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Marcelo Palomino 2 2 121 0 2 2 0/0
Michael Pellegrino 2 1 83 0 0 0 0/0
Alex Rando 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Jose Rivas 2 1 57 1 0 2 0/0
Gabe Segal 2 1 74 0 0 0 0/0
Leonardo Sepulveda 2 2 102 0 0 0 1/1
Sebastian Serpa 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
















Own Goal


Totals

2/2 2/2 140 3 3 9 1/1

Opponent Totals

2/2 2/2 140 4 0 8 2/0

2016 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen 1 1 70 1 2 0 2.00 0-1-0
Alex Rando 1 1 70 2 2 0 2.00 0-0-1









Totals

2 2 140 3 4 0 2.00 0-1-1

Opponent Totals

2 2 140 4 3 0 1.50 1-0-1

Updated through April 27, 2016

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