David has coached soccer for almost 30 years and is currently a Director of Coaching for a Youth Soccer Club in Rhode Island. His coaching experience includes; NCAA Division 1 collegiate, high school, men’s semi Professional and youth.
He has been providing consulting services and support to volunteer-based youth programs for the past 10 years, helping clubs to become more serious about player and coach development. Since 1988, David has studied and worked in youth education, soccer development and coaching. A former University Professor and CEO of a Youth Sports Company, David has been fortunate to travel extensively in the USA, meeting with coaches and club officials and learning about their approach to player development and coaching. David oversees the NSCAA eLearning program and is Coordinator of NSCAA Club Standards Project. David developed the club assessment process used to evaluate Club Standards Project participants in 2008 (Youth Soccer Assessment Tool, Y-SAT) and was appointed to lead the NSCAA Club Standards Project in January 2012.
David developed the 5 Stage of Development Pathway, used as a framework for the NSCAA Player Development Curriculum model in 2007 (an adaptation of the LTAD model from Canada). He regularly contributes articles to soccer publications, has written books focusing on player and coach development and presents at national coaching events. In a volunteer capacity, David is the coach of his son’s soccer teams in the Rhode Island State leagues and the regional New England Premiership.