Coaches Series – Part 6 -Matthew Thorne

 

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Matthew Thorne is the head coach at the University of Western Alabama where he heads up the Mens soccer program. Matty is also a Colaiste Ide alum like myself and has achieved great things in his playing and coaching career since arriving on his scholarship in the US. In this weeks interview Matty discusses how to gain a soccer scholarship, be successful as a collegiate athlete, tips for foreign players coming to the US and how he has made the UWA program a successful one. Continue reading “Coaches Series – Part 6 -Matthew Thorne”

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Free Kindle Download of “Earn a Soccer Scholarship”

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“Earn and Keep a Soccer Scholarship the USA” will be free to download on Kindle this weekend running from Saturday September 5th to Sunday September 6th. The book includes a fantastic foreword by Jim Conroy, who has sent hundreds of players on scholarships to the US. The book also includes advice for athletes looking to obtain a scholarship. Some light reading for the Labor Day weekend!

June 16th Book Launch at Navan Library

 

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I’m delighted to confirm that there will be an official book launch held in Navan library on June 16th at 7pm. Jim Conroy and Danny Crowley are the guests of honor as we look to recognize their great contribution to Irish football over the years at Colaiste Ide through the Association Football course.

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Earn & Keep a Soccer Scholarship to the USA

After hearing about the decision to stop running the Association Football course at Colaiste Ide I decided the work done by Jim Conroy and Danny Crowley needed to be highlighted. Jim wrote an excellent prologue that sets the book up nicely. I also include ways to prepare yourself physically for the challenge ahead and also how to approach college in the US. The book is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editons. Continue reading “Earn & Keep a Soccer Scholarship to the USA”

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