Below Coach Tony Setzer writes a letter to his younger self. He provides wisdom that he has learned over the past 30 years in the collegiate soccer scene. These lessons range from self-belief during the tough times and humility during the great times. It was an honor to have coach Setzer provide this information for Tactics Corner and I hope that as you read you gain some guidance as a coach or player.
It was great to speak with Eric about player and coach development in North Carolina. We covered topics ranging from the USSF coaching education pathway to parent guidelines. Eric is currently the full-time Assistant State Technical Director with North Carolina Youth Soccer Association since January 2017. Within NCYSA his main duties include – Overseeing the NC Youth Academy statewide program, Facilitating the NC Youth Academy Statewide Showcase (Fall/Spring) delivering Coaching Education, managing the NC Youth Academy Coach & Player Development Program, facilitating Recreational Events & Programming, as well as maintaining the social media & electronic communications.