Brian McClair in the USA
At the end of June, Academy Manager Brian McClair travelled to Dallas with Academy Coach John Cooke and Manchester United Soccer Schools’ International Program Manager Tony Byrne to deliver a series of coaching sessions as part of Manchester United’s latest venture to work alongside grassroots clubs in the USA.
The association between Manchester United and one of the most prestigious youth soccer clubs in the USA, Dallas Texans, was promoted by Nike USA to encourage the sharing of philosophies and coaching practices. As the first in its kind for all parties, it has been implemented with a great deal of anticipation, and now success.
The key component of this inaugural trip was for both clubs to learn more about their respective structures and environments and involved a series of coaching sessions delivered by the Academy coaches at the impressive Ross Stewart Soccer Complex, home of the Dallas Texans.
With approximately 18,000 young players, both boys and girls, representing the club in various cities across the State of Texas, as well as affiliate programs in Florida and Canada, the Dallas Texans are renowned throughout the USA as one of the leading clubs in the country. By having the Manchester United coaches in Dallas for the week, the Texans were eager to expose their coaches, players and parents to the coaching methods employed throughout the year at the Academy in Carrington.
Full Story On Manchester United Website: Here
The Dallas Texans host prestigious Manchester United
June 17-June 24
Video Clips from the June coaching exchange with Manchester United
The Club is pleased to announce that its exclusive affiliation with Manchester United will kick off this month! Brian McClair, famous former player and now Man U’s Youth Academy Director, and John Cooke, Youth Academy staff, will be in Dallas June 17-24. They will give a seminar for all players and their parents on Saturday, June 20th at 5:00 pm at the Doubletree Galleria Hotel. They will also train selected boys players each morning from 9-11 from June 19-22. The parents and all Club coaches from all divisions are invited to observe.
This fall, selected boys and coaches from the club will be invited to travel to Manchester for training and learning at Man U’s facilities. Each year, additional boys and coaches will have the opportunity to train with the Man U coaches, both in Dallas and in Manchester.
This is an exciting new step for the Dallas Texans. Exposure to the training methods and philosophy of the best known and perhaps best managed professional soccer club in the world will bring unparalleled development opportunities for all of our coaches and players in all divisions.
For more information regarding these exciting events call Hassan Nazari at 972.741.6452
Bio for Brian McClair, Manchester United Youth Academy Director click here
Congratulations to the following players that have been chosen to represent Dallas Texans Florida at this exciting event:
U11 Khalee Wilson
U12 Brandon Jenkins & Kameron Bethell
U13 Taylor Wallace
U14 Welles Richardson
U15 Seth Ammons
U16 Miguel Santos
U17 Diego Figueroa & Nick Williamson
Click here for the Itinerary.