As my soccer education has increased, I have had an opportunity to meet some very interesting people who share the same passion for youth soccer as I have. I always ask them to share their thoughts and then we can put them on the blog. Some have agreed and shared some great insights into youth soccer development or other soccer-related issues. Their content is sourced to them in the relevant articles. On this page, I share a bit of the background of these writers:
Sebastian currently resides in Corpus Christi, TX where he is co-owner of Giraldo Elite Futbol, a full-time professional soccer training/consulting business. His PhD work at the University of Texas-Austin was in sport management with a specific focus on elite soccer development. One of his major research interests is in the cognitive development and decision making of soccer players. Sebastian has worked for Lonestar SC, Express SC (currently Houston Dynamo Coastal Bend), several other clubs around the Corpus area, and privately for many years in individual/small group skills training. He played for Southwestern University and was involved in the Texas ODP system.
Soccerthought is always looking for more voices in the world of youth soccer. Thanks to these writers for contributing content.