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GP Soccer Podcast is hosted by Giovanni Pacini, a noted expert in the areas of player, goalkeeper, and coach development. He is a United Soccer Coaches Master Coach and serves as a National Staff and National Goalkeeper Staff Coach for the organization. He is the United Soccer Coaches State Director for MA, NH, and RI as well. Pacini is a USYS East Region Staff Coach and oversees training for NH North ODP. In addition, he enjoyed a highly successful career as a collegiate soccer coach for ov ...
 
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Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast Season 4 finale! The entire season has been dedicated to the theme- "The State of the Game" with many of the leading experts in the game contributing to the conversation. Host Giovanni Pacini would like to publicly thank the guests that appeared during Season 4- Patrick Ianni, Skip Gilbert, Nancy Feldman, Ian Barker…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Keith Tozer the Technical Director for US Youth Futsal. He also serves as a FIFA and CONCACAF Futsal Instructor. The conversation involves the history of the game here in the US as well as the indoor game in general. The show opens with comments related to the last episode with Letit…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Letitia Price, the Assistant Coordinator for Ohio University's on-line Masters Program in Soccer Coaching. Letitia is a doctoral candidate conducting gender equity research as well as serving in a developmental support capacity for United Soccer Coaches Advocacy Groups. The issues of…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Mario Pacini (His brother!) about the role town soccer plays in the overall soccer landscape in the United States. Mario is the President of Foxboro Youth Soccer in Foxboro, MA, serves as the Assistant Boys Soccer Coach for Foxboro HS, was the former Assistant Mens Coach at Eastern N…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Lynn Berling-Manuel, CEO of United Soccer Coaches. This in-depth conversation covers a wide variety of important topics as they relate to the state of the game in the United States. Information about United Soccer Coaches can be found at www.unitedsoccercoaches.org. Listeners of the …
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini continues the conversation regrading "The State of the Game" with Felicity Day. She is a returning guest, the VP of "The Steel Experience", and member of the United Soccer Coaches National Staff. She is superbly equipped to discuss the club landscape as it exists in the United States. The GP So…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with host Giovanni Pacini! This episode features an in-depth interview with Kevin Payne, CEO of US Club Soccer who also served in several leading roles for US Soccer as well as GM for MLS' DC United. Arguably, there is no one better suited to speak in expert fashion about the American soccer landscape than Kevin. Th…
 
Welcome to another episode of the GP Soccer Podcast and the Season 4 theme- "The State of the Game". The series continues with guest Sonny Dalesandro, co-owner of Tulsa Athletic of the NPSL. This interesting conversation between host Giovanni Pacini and Sonny will certainly enlighten everyone about operating an NPSL franchise. Be sure to share the …
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast and the Season 4 theme- "State of the Game". This episode features an interview with Mike O'Connor, CEO of Arocan Sports and WeGotSoccer. This is an in-depth conversation about the business side of soccer and the 19.2 billion dollar youth sports market. This is an episode that must be shared with all members of your…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with your host Giovanni Pacini! This episode features an in-depth interview with Neil Hull, the Director of Player Development for PASS (Players Academy of Soccer Skills), United Soccer Coaches State Director for Texas, and United Soccer Coaches National Staff member. Be sure to tune into the entire Season 4 series …
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Jim Willis is the guest on today's episode. Coach Willis serves as the Head Boys Soccer Coach at Cohasset (MA) HS. Host Giovanni Pacini and Jim discuss at great length high school soccer and his experience as a traditional "teacher-coach". New episodes of the GP Soccer Podcast are out each Wednesday and every broad…
 
Welcome to the many GP Soccer Podcast listeners from around the world! Today's guest is Doug Williamson, a United Soccer Coaches Senior National Staff Coach and Adjunct Faculty Member at Ohio University. Long time friends and colleagues, host Giovanni Pacini and Doug delve into the game here in the United States in a deep and thoughtful fashion. Th…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This episode features an interview with Jeff Vennell, the DOC for East Lyme Soccer (CT), Chairman of the United Soccer Coaches Foundation, and former President of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Jeff's vast experience makes him a wonderful guest to have on during the GP Soccer Podcast Se…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This episode features Phil Wheddon, the Goalkeeper Coach with the MLS Philadelphia Union. Phil is also the Owner and Director of GK One and The International GK Coaches Conference. Host Giovanni Pacini and Phil dive deep into the area of goalkeeping covering a wide variety of topics related to the position. This is…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with host Giovanni Pacini. The Season 4 theme- "The State of the Game" continues with an in-depth interview with Gareth Smith. Gareth is the Head Mens Soccer Coach at Drake University (NCAA DI) and serves as the Technical Director for Iowa Soccer. Support for the show is always appreciated and can be shown by sharin…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Sit back and enjoy yet another terrific conversation with an important voice in the game- Deb Raber. Deb is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at MA College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA and serves as a National Staff Coach with United Soccer Coaches. Host Giovanni Pacini addresses the practices of "reflection" and…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast and its Season 4 theme- "The State of the Game"! Today's guest is Bryan Thorp who serves as Technical Director for Louisiana Soccer Association. Bryan also served in similar capacities in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Host Giovanni Pacini in the opening block talks about the on-line Master's Degree in Soccer Coaching E…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This episode features an in-depth interview with Tim Bradbury. Tim is the DOC for the ENY Soccer Association and has an impressive and substantive resume which serves as the foundation for some great conversation. All of Season 4 of the GP Soccer Podcast is dedicated to "The State of the Game"; a comprehensive look…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! The entirety of Season 4 is being dedicated to the theme- "The State of the Game"; an in depth analysis of the sport of soccer here in the United States. This episode features Ian Barker, the Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches. Ian has been on the show two previous times and is without questio…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with all of Season 4 dedicated to "The State of the Game". This is an in-depth look at where we are as a soccer nation at every level. Today's guest is Nancy Feldman, the highly successful Head Women's Soccer Coach at Boston University. She is also a Senior National Staff Coach with United Soccer Coaches. The GP Soc…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! The entire season is dedicated to the theme- "The State of the Game"; an in-depth look at the sport as told by a wide variety of voices across the soccer sphere. Today's guest is Skip Gilbert, the CEO Of US Youth Soccer (USYS). Mr. Gilbert and host Giovanni Pacini dive deep into the soccer landscape of which Skip's…
 
Welcome to Season 4 of the GP Soccer Podcast! The entire season is dedicated to the theme of "The State of the Game"; a comprehensive examination of the sport as shared by many of the leading experts in the game including those who coach at the local level. Host Giovanni Pacini is proud to share that the Season 4 kick off show features Patrick Iann…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini of the GP Soccer Podcast offers up a review of Season 3 which include brief highlights of several guest interview segments. Those segments include Chris Troyanos, the Medical Director of the Boston Marathon, Ian Barker, the DOCE of United Soccer Coaches, Frank Dell'Apa, soccer journalist for th…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This episode is entirely dedicated to one very important topic and effort...that being able to donate much needed soccer shoes and equipment to the soccer community in the country of Belize. Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Leaton St. Clare of the City Boys Football Club who is the driving force behind this much nee…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Today's show features an in-depth interview with Warren Backman, Graduate Assistant for the men's soccer program at Regis College. The theme of the interview focuses on the challenges new, young coaches face trying to build an early career in the age of a pandemic. Holiday inspired, the show opens and closes with i…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Today's show is devoted entirely to Project Goal (Greater Opportunity For Athletes to Learn) and its co-founder- Darius Shirzadi. Darius is a New England Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee, a founding member of the Urban Soccer Collaborative, and former GM of the Rhode Island Stingrays. The GP Soccer Podcast features a n…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini honors Tony Waiters who recently passed away in the opening segment and then interviews Brett Johnson of Fortuitous Partners on the major real estate development taking place in Pawtucket, RI. "Tidewater Landing" as the development is being named will include a soccer specific stadium which wil…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Today's show features an interview with Frank Dell'Apa, the noted soccer journalist with the Boston Globe. Frank has covered nine FIFA World Cups and continues to write at length about MLS, US Soccer, and the game around the world. This intriguing conversation covers the history of the game in the United States and…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast and this special edition entitled- The Coaches Show! Host Giovanni Pacini answers the questions from several e-mail submissions covering a wide variety of areas in the game. This is a must listen for every youth and club soccer organization. Contact Giovanni Pacini at gp4soccer@yahoo.com regarding advertising rates …
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini opens the first block with a discussion on the effects of Covid-19 on high school play in MA as well as new mandates regarding the issuing of yellow and red cards in the state as well. The middle block is entirely dedicated toward the training and development of soccer goalkeepers. The GP Socce…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini covers a variety of topics on this episode highlighted by his in depth interview with Oscar DeLemos. Oscar is the Director of League Operations for the Rhode Island Super Liga. He is also a VP for Soccer RI and holds numerous coaching certifications from both United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini conducts an in-depth interview with Ian Barker, Director of Coaching Education with United Soccer Coaches. The conversation delves deep into the very many programs which United Soccer Coaches offers which includes on-line, hybrid, and on site education. Details regarding the always exciting nat…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Today's show is brought to you by The DiBernardo Soccer School. Today's guest is Marcus DiBernardo where he and host Giovanni Pacini discuss various methods of coaching more advanced players. Contact Giovanni Pacini to learn more about advertising on the show at 617-968-1800 or gp4soccer@yahoo.com. As we deal with …
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini has an in-depth conversation with John Barata. John is the CEO and DOC for the Legacy Soccer Club, DOC for Easton (MA) Youth Soccer, and is the Head Boys Soccer Coach at Oliver Ames HS. The conversation delves into the impact of Covid-19 on the youth and high school levels of play. The DiBernar…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with your host- Giovanni Pacini. Today's guest features Chris Troyanos, Medical Coordinator for The Boston Marathon. The conversation includes Chris talking about the bombings which took place in 2013 and heroic work by first responders. The discussion also includes extraordinary information relative to concussion p…
 
Welcome to the kick off of Season 3 of the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Erik Eisenhut of GK Icon Academies USA. Erik is the local (Pittsburgh, PA) owner of the academy. GP Soccer Podcast is pleased to announce that The DiBernardo Soccer School is a new sponsor to the show. Advertising rates are affordable and complete informat…
 
The GP Soccer Podcast may be on its summer hiatus, but host Giovanni Pacini is hard at work preparing for Season 3 scheduled for kick off in early September! Remember, every episode from Season 1 and 2 are always available wherever you download your podcasts. As we all battle the current Covid-19 crisis, please be sure to wear a mask, practice soci…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Today's episode brings to a close another exciting season of the GP Soccer Podcast. Host Giovanni Pacini covers the Covid-19 crisis, Liverpool's EPL championship victory, and a local story about a high school coach not being rehired. The GP Soccer Podcast will return to the podcast airways in late August after a br…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Suzanne Young, an expert in the area of health, exercise, and nutrition. The conversation focuses on what the high school player should know relative to maintaining good athletic health as they compete on the field of play. The show also features updates on the Covid-19 crisis, racia…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Today's episode features an interview with Thomas Coombes of the Ancient City Soccer Club in St. Augustine, FLA. Thomas is a member of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program and was a stand out player at Barry University. If you'd like to advertise on the GP Soccer Podcast, contact Giovanni Pacini at gp4socc…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Today's show features an interview with Dr. Missy Price, the Head Womens Soccer Coach a Wellesley (MA) College. Dr. Price is a member of the United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors and will assume the role of President of the organization at years end. She holds a Ph.D in sports psychology and continues to be a le…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Dan Abrahams; one of the leading sports psychologists in the world. His work has included collaborations with a number of EPL teams such as West Ham, Fulham, QPR, and Bournemouth. He has written four bestselling books on sports psychology (three on soccer) and hosts The Sport Psych S…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Ian Donnelly who is the CEO of Performance Innovation. Ian is world renowned expert in the area of performance analysis and has worked with some of the top soccer organizations in the world. In the area of coaching education, Ian provides expert analysis to national federations and g…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews Brad Feldman, play by play announcer for the New England Revolution. Giovanni and Brad chat at length about the state of soccer from the grassroots to the international level with a special focus on the game here in the US. Brad has been the play by play announcer for the Revs for 20…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini interviews long time Merrimack College Head Mens Soccer Coach Tony Martone. Coach Martone talks about his 38 year career at Merrimack and the transition from being a DII program to DI last fall. Be sure to share the GP Soccer Podcast amongst those in your own soccer network and you can e-mail t…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast with your host- Giovanni Pacini! This episode features an in-depth interview with George Kostelis relative to the area of goalkeeping. George is the Goalkeeper Coach with Hartford Athletic of the USL Championship Division and serves as the DOC for the Soccer Club of Newington (CT). With both Pacini and Kostelis havi…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Your host Giovanni Pacini interviews Curry College Head Mens Soccer Coach Pete Mendel. This in depth conversation covers the college game in general and the soccer playing experience at the NCAA DIII level. Coach Mendel will enter his 14th season at Curry in 2020 looking to position his group as one of the teams to…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini touches upon the Coronavirus crisis in the first segment of the show. In the second segment, he discusses the recent changes that have taken place at US Soccer. The GP Soccer Podcast enjoys broadcasting to a wide audience. You can help expand that reach by sharing the shows amongst those within…
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! This show marks the 25th episode of the now widely popular GP Soccer Podcast! Featured on the show is an interesting interview with Dave Hart where host Giovanni Pacini probes into the challenges of coaching in rural areas. Coach Hart is an important fixture in the Mt. Washington Valley (NH) soccer community where …
 
Welcome to the GP Soccer Podcast! Host Giovanni Pacini conducts a very interesting interview with Seth Taylor of Ianni Training. Along with partner Patrick Ianni, Seth's work focuses on examining healthy and and unhealthy approaches to competition. Their guidebook "On Frame" helps parents find their best self and teaches them how to be their child'…
 
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