Eddie Loewen grew up playing soccer in German’s Youth Bundesliga and played professional soccer in 3.Bundesliga before coming to the USA. The CEO of GSD has a UEFA A license and USSF B.
PLAYERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND PERFORMANCE AND COMMITMENT IS CRUCIAL IN EVERY TRAINING SESSION AND GAMES.
Many of the directors of the highly respected Bundesliga‘s top Academies greet Eddie Loewen with the warmth of a familiar colleague.
The fun banter, usually including a reference or joke to when they took their UEFA A license together or played at the same time in the Bundesliga usually gives way quickly to serious soccer talk but Loewen’s unmistakable breadth of contacts is unquestionable.
What bonds Loewen with these top coaches in Germany is more than a shared past, it is a common view on the best approach to developing players.
SoccerToday’s Diane Scavuzzo interviewed Eddie Loewen on the role of a youth soccer coach today. Here are Loewen’s views on what is important.
Diane Scavuzzo: What is your coaching philosophy?
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