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DIRECTOR OF COACHING

MATTHEW OLSON

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SOCCER BACKGROUND

He has 30 years of soccer experience including playing professionally at the highest levels, winning a collegiate national championship as player, coaching championship winning college and youth teams, and developing hundreds of youth players of all ages and abilities over the past two decades. He also played professionally in England, Holland and Sweden, as well as in the US with D.C. United, with whom he won the MLS Cup Championship.  Prior to his professional career Matthew won the NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship with Indiana University and played on the US National ‘B’ team.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Matthew Olson is the Director of Coaching for Eagleclaw Football Academy.  In that role, he is responsible for to developing and improving Eagleclaw coaches so that players maximize their potential at all ages. He also works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that all Eagleclaw coaches are educated in the club's philosophy, game model and training methods.  In addition, he also manages participation of the club's teams in the Washington Premier League (WPL).  

Favorites

Quote

"Playing to keep the ball isn't the same as keeping the ball to play."

Juanma Lillo

Team

Valencia CF (of course) but really, Real Madrid.

Activities

Water polo

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