Active Children Portland Hosts Spring Coaches Training

Active Children Portland held an annual training session designed to prepare coaches for the spring soccer program on Friday, March 20th. This daylong session was an opportunity for the 30 attendees, including coaches from Active Children Portland’s 11 different sites, to come together to learn about Active Children Portland’s program model, curriculum, and best practices.

Active Children Portland Executive Director Ben Dudley and Program Manager Jared Hoffman led the coaches through an on field practice demonstration with support from the rest of the Active Children Portland team. Thank you to adidas for allowing us to use the field!

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Ben Dudley runs our coaches through dribbling drills.

A very special thank you to Diana Cutaia from Coaching Peace for working with our coaches and helping prepare them for the upcoming season. We’d also like to thank Providence for coming out and talking to our coaches about concussion awareness in order to help us keep students safe on the field!

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Diana Cutaia from Coaching Peace talking to our coaches.

Thank you to our volunteers, supporters, sponsors and coaches for making this training a great day! We’re very excited for the spring soccer season to get underway. Coaches are essential to ensuring Active Children Portland’s programs run smoothly, and we appreciate all of their hard work and dedication!

We’ll see you on the field, and be sure to check out some more pictures from our training below!

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Executive Director Ben Dudley (center) speaks to the coaches. Program Manager Jared Hoffman (seated, left) is also pictured.

Live practice demonstration out on the adidas field.

Live practice demonstration out on the adidas field.

One of our coaches shows off some sweet ball handling skills!

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