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CSL Daily

July 6, 2011

Phase 2 of DISCUSS Program Begins

youthsoccer.jpgThe VCU Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) and the Richmond Strikers are set to embark on their journey to Shanghai, China on July 7 to begin Phase II of their D.I.S.C.U.S.S. Program. The goal of Phase II of the program is to continue the work started in Richmond in July 2010. The delegation travelling to Shanghai will work with over 50 SFA coaches to conduct an abbreviated version of the U.S.-based program. Based on feedback from the 12 coaches who came to the United States, the most important or significant sessions will be re-created in Shanghai. Delegates will also meet with officials from the Shanghai Sports Bureau to talk about best practices in U.S soccer. Additionally, they will observe a girl’s soccer camp and a U-16 tournament between teams from Shanghai, China; Osaka, Japan; and Ulsan, Korea.

Please follow the progress of Phase 2 via the DISCUSS blog located at http://blogs.vcu.edu/discuss.