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Soccer NB is hosting it's annual coaching symposium this weekend here in Fredericton. Very strong line up including the recently named interim CMT head coach Colin Miller. Here's the schedule

Friday, January 11th

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Registration Fredericton Inn

6.00pm – 7.00pm Colin Miller:

-Canadian Player Development

- Scouting the opposition

Fredericton Inn

7.00pm – 8.00pm Dave Benning:

U17 WWC Analysis

Fredericton Inn

8.00pm – 9.00pm Said Mekary:

Testing for Soccer players

Fredericton Inn

9.00pm – 10.30pm Coaches Social Fredericton Inn

Saturday, January 12s

09:00-9:45 -Dave Benning

Planning to develop players

Fredericton Inn

10:00-11:15 -Dave Benning

Mobility and creating space

BMO Soccer Center

11:15-12:30 -Colin Miller

Technical session leading to SSG

BMO Soccer Center

12:30-13:00 Luncheon UNB

13:00-14:00 -Sylvie Beliveau

LTPD Model benefits

UNB Lecture Theatre

14:30-16:00 Said Mekary

Testing players: field session

BMO Soccer Center

16:00-17:30 Colin Miller

Building a 4-4-2 from the back to front.

BMO Soccer Center

19:30-20:30 Sylvie Beliveau

Club Excellence Fredericton Inn

Sunday, January 13th

09:00 -10:00 -Sylvie Beliveau

Skills work – L2T

BMO Soccer Center

10:15 -11:30 -Dave Benning

The X factor: Technique on Demand

BMO Soccer Center

11:30 - 12:30 Luncheon UNB

12:30-13:15 -Said Mekary

Testing Players Data analysis

UNB Lecture Theatre

13:30-15:00 -Dave Benning

Working on finishing UNB Lecture Theatre


Colin Miller is a Scottish-born Canadian professional football coach who

captained the Canadian national team several times while earning 61 caps. After

playing 23 games over three seasons with the Toronto Blizzard, Miller joined

Scottish giants Rangers, where he spent the 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons. Miller

made his national team debut against Scotland in June 1983 and was a squad

member for Canada's only World Cup finals appearance in 1986. He became

Canada's assistant coach in the early 2000s and interim head coach in 2003–04

for Canadian National Team. On July 3 2007, it was announced that Colin Miller

was hired as assistant first-team coach of Derby County, in the Premier League.

March 2010, he was named as the new Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency. Miller

served as Assistant Manager of Vancouver Whitecaps FC during the club's 2011 inaugural season

in Major League Soccer. Miller is the new Head Coach of FC Edmonton. He has been inducted to the

Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame

David Benning is the Technical Programs Manager of the Canadian Soccer

Association and U15 and U16 Women National Team Coach. He is also an

instructor for the Canadian National A and B Courses. Benning has been working

as Director of Coaching and Player Development at Glen Shields S.C. located in

Toronto and Head Coach of the Toronto’s Seneca College Women’s Soccer Team.

The former Head Coach of the University of Waterloo’s Men’s Team from 1992-

1996 has attended George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1988-

91 in the field of Sports Medicine and Psychology, and the University of Waterloo

in Waterloo, ON from 1993-96 in the field of Child and Sports Psychology.

Sylvie Beliveau is currently the Canadian Soccer Association Long Term Player

Development Manager. Sylvie Béliveau has made a significant contribution to

the sport of soccer in Canada and internationally. Nationally she was the Head

Coach of the Canadian Senior Women’s Soccer team that earned Canada’s first

qualification for a FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1995, in Sweden. She has been

inducted to the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame as the sixth woman to be

inducted. An instructor for FIFA, the international governing body for soccer,

she served as a member of the Technical Study Group for several FIFA Women’s

World Cups, namely the FIFA WWC 2011 recently played and including the most recent U17

Women’s World Cup 2010, qualifying championships, and the Olympic Games in Athens and London.

In addition to being a member of the FIFA Technical Committee, she also serves as a FIFA Instructor

for several coaching courses in women’s soccer.

Said Mekary makes his post doctorate at the Université de Moncton,

Department of Kinesiology and Recreation. He is also a researcher at the

University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal, Montreal Heart Institute and

lecturer at the University of Moncton. During his career, Said has researched

and implemented Professional Workshops physical preparation in

collaboration with Dr. Laurent Bosquet (Poitiers and Montreal), Dr Luc Leger

(Montreal) and Dr. Georges Cazorla (Girondins de Bordeaux ). Said evolved

into the ranks of elite soccer teams in the province. In 2003, he won a scholarship sport Carabins

University of Montreal. This year, Said was assistant coach of Les Aigles Bleus, University of Moncton.

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