Impacting Culture of Youth Soccer Development with Paul Holocher

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Impacting Culture of Youth Soccer Development with Paul Holocher


Coach Paul Holocher walks through how he and the staff at Houston Dynamo Academy, develop youth soccer players at different stages of development. This course covers things like specific programs for specific age groups, social media outreach, and ideas for how to train youth players beyond the pitch!

This course is a toolkit for current and prospective youth soccer coaches at any level. Coach Holocher dives deep into what works for them at Houston Dynamo Academy, and it can work for other teams as well. 

The course ends with a thoughtful Q and A with Coach Holocher. 


The Coach

Paul Holocher was introduced as the Houston Dynamo Academy Director in July, 2018. As Academy Director, Paul oversees the individual player development initiatives across all age levels including the development of game model, teaching methodology and staff development while also fostering strong relationships with other youth clubs and academies throughout the Houston and Southeast Texas area.

An avid student of the game, Holocher has traveled extensively around the world visiting various clubs to learn different approaches to player development. Holocher holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) Academy Director’s License and an ‘A’ coaching license. He also earned the prestigious French Football Federation’s Elite Formation License through the MLS-sponsored program in 2016. Holocher was named USSDA West Region Coach of the Year in 2016 in his most recent role as Director of Formation for the San Jose Earthquakes.

As a player, Holocher played seven years as a professional in the United States and Europe as an attacking midfielder. He was drafted by San Jose in 1996 as part of the inaugural MLS Draft class and he played in the league’s inaugural game as a member of the San Jose Clash against the DC United on April 6, 1996. Prior to joining the MLS he was one of the first Americans to play in a European first division club when he signed for FC Admira Wacker of the Austrian Bundesliga in 1993. At the collegiate level, Holocher was an All-American at Santa Clara University and helped lead the Broncos to the 1989 NCAA Co-National Championship with Virginia. He earned one cap with the United States Men’s National Team.

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Caterory: Soccer/Coaching Youth Soccer
Videos: 19