Capital District Youth Soccer League

Coaches Workshop


March 7, 2015
  Sand Creek Middle School 
329 Sand Creek Road
Albany, NY 12205


The annual CDYSL Coaches Workshop was created to provide a one day venue for coaches and club administrators to combine attendance at the traditional mandatory coaches meetings held prior to the spring outdoor season with coaching clinics and workshops designed to enhance player, team, and club development. First-time and experienced coaches are given the opportunity to attend coaches meetings geared to their level of experience and participation in CDYSL League play. Coaching clinics are presented by several well-known coaches in the area to offer tips for skill development in soccer players young and old. Other workshops are designed to help both coaching and club administrators learn, discuss and share ideas/best practices covering a variety of topics.


  • All CDYSL coaches or a team representative are required to attend the workshop.  Those that do not attend will not be allowed to reschedule games this spring.
  • All clinics and presentations are free of charge but require on-line registration.  Coaches will be emailed once the schedule is posted and registration is open. 

Contact CDYSL’s Special Events Coordinator: Kathy Marco with any questions or concerns regarding the Coaches Workshop at or phone (518)435-2325.


2015 Coaches Workshop Brochure


Workshop Schedule




The CDYSL is proud to announce the date and some of the cast of clinicians that will be in attendance at the annual CDYSL Workshop.  The annual event which is open to all coaches, team managers, and club administrators will have a wide variety of coaching clinics, and soccer program presentations starting at 10 am and going right through 2:50 pm.  Each session will begin on the hour starting at 10 am.  Each presentation will be 50 minutes in length with a 10 minute break between sessions.  Over the next month, the CDYSL will be broadcasting details about each of the clinicians and give information about their presentation.  A final schedule detailing the exact time of each presentation and the presentation topic will be sent out later in February.

Listed below are some of the guest clinicians:

John Ellinger: The Technical Director of the Soccer Association of Columbia, Maryland, formerly U17 National Team coach, formerly head coach of MLS team Real Salt Lake, and assistant coach of FC Dallas.

Bill Sampaio: National Coaching Director of U.S. Futsal, Director of Youth Futsal and Soccer Academies of Juventus and Corinthians of Brazil.

Ihor Walter Chyzowych: Coaching Director of Custom Soccer Coacing, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Adam Clinton: Head Men’s Soccer Coach RPI.

Chris Taylor: Head Men’s Soccer Coach Clarkson University.

Iennaert Bitter and Tom Nota:  Dutch Total Soccer, based in Summerset, New Jersey.