Soccer Dynamics Training Camps is a soccer player training organization, which was founded in 1983. The organization is based on the following training principles: Technique on the ball necessarily precedes all other aspects of player development; Technique on the ball is acquired through emulation of quality players and then repetitive progressions in increasingly pressurized environments; ball technique is never mastered but constantly refined; "skill" is the application of technique in circumstances of limited time and space; attacking tactics requires teaching players to successfully perceive and undertake small number combination play; and defensive tactics requires teaching players to successfully maintain pressure on the ball while collectively being aware of support and field balance.
The staff at Soccer Dynamics is selected for their ability to demonstrate ball technique, refine that technique in interesting but demanding repetitive pressurized environments and integrate the development of individual tactical perception. Each member of the staff understands the vitality of positive reinforcement in player confidence and how that confidence is directly related to player development. The Soccer Dynamics Staff is concerned with ensuring that all players in its camps or clinics elevate their self-esteem through increased confidence in ball technique, skill and tactical perception. Ultimately, all staff members strive to make soccer a lifetime pursuit for every player that they train.
SOCCER DYNAMICS - STAFF
Todd D. White
Todd White is one of the original founders of Soccer Dynamics Training Camps and is presently the camp's Program and Training Coordinator. White has been involved continuously in soccer as a player, head coach and trainer for the past 34 years. He oversees the Needham Soccer Club's Player Development and provides training for its fifty member coaching staff.
White was formerly the University of the South's head soccer men's coach, where his team won four conference championships in five years. He also served as the University of the South's head women's soccer coach, taking the program from club status to NCAA affiliation. During his five year tenure at the University of the South, Todd White's soccer teams won over 100 matches, and he coached several players who went on to play professionally.
Todd White has served as the head coach for the Tennessee U-19 and U-16
State Olympic Development teams and was a member of the regional selection coaching staff. He has been a featured clinician at many coaching development programs, and currently still plays for Needham United Men's soccer team.
Neil Stafford is currently the Women's Head Coach at Assumption College. Neil was the Associate Head Coach of both the men and women's programs at Assumption during the 2000 season, under Revolution asst. coach John Murphy. During the summer of 2001, Neil was in his third year as the assistant coach for the 2001 W-1 League National Champions, Boston Renegades. Neil, also coached the U-18 Renegades where he led them to the finals of the 2001 Y-League National Championship.
Neil played his college soccer at the Division II national powerhouse New Hampshire College, now called Southern New Hampshire University. Upon graduation, he became the men's asst. coach and led them to two NCAA appearances. Neil also played semi-professionally for the Boston Storm of the USL in 1995 & 96. In March of 1997 Neil trained with and observed Liverpool Football Club in England.
Neil has trained players of all levels - from current WUSA professionals to the aspiring youth player. Neil also coached at Seacoast United, a premier club team in NH and other developmental teams.
Neil will provide ForeKicks with management administration, as well as his training expertise.
Bryan is presently the Boston University Men's assistant soccer coach. A native of Scotland and a citizen of Canada, Bryan has extensive international soccer experience. Bryan represented Canada in the 1999 Pan-American games, as well as the World Youth Cup in Malaysia. Bryan has played against the national teams from the United States, Spain, Honduras, Argentina, Mexico Guatemala, among others.
Bryan attended Boston University on a soccer scholarship. In 1999, he was the team's captain and was selected both an all-conference player, as well as a regional All-American. After graduating, Bryan played professionally for the Cape Cod Crusaders before becoming Boston University's Men's assistant head coach.
A native of Kennewick, Washington, this past summer Meotis Erikson finished her inaugural campaign for the Boston Breakers in the newly formed WUSA women's professional soccer league. A striker, Meotis came to the Breakers after a stellar four year college career at the University of Notre Dame where she ranked seventh on Notre Dame's all-time leading scorer list with an impressive 59 goals and 46 assists.
Meotis has trained with both the Under -20 national team and the Under-16 National team and as a high school player Meotis was a three-time All-American and was the Parade High School Player of the Year.
Methembe ("Mo") Ndlovu is presently playing professional soccer for the Boston Bulldogs, where he is the team captain. A native of Zimbabwe, Mo has represented Zimbabwe both at the U-23 team level, as well as at the full national team level. In 1998 Mo was one of the assitant captains on the Zimbabwe National team.
A 1997 graduate of Dartmouth College with a major in government, Mo played for the Big Green from 1993 through 1996, where he garnered all-Ivy League honors in each of those years. Mo has served as the assistant soccer coach at Wesleyan University, and he presently coaches the Boston Bulldogs U-18 boys soccer team.
A former United States Marine, Jay Steeves will oversee the Soccer Dynamics goalkeeping program. Jay presently serves as the Needham High School goalkeeping coach, while a member of the Needham Fire Department.. He is an MYSA licensed coach, with a wide array of clinical and camp experience.
Jay has trained under former Hungarian National team goalkeeper Gezza Henni, among other top clinicians. As a player Jay was All-conference, All-State, All New England and a High School All-American. In that time, Jay established a state record for number of shut outs (43) recorded as a high school goalkeeper.