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U.S. Soccer's CoachesNet Continues In-Depth Q&A Video Series With Top National Team Coaches

John Hackworth Featured in Edition of “Starting XI”
CoachesNet Video, Dissecting His Coaching Philosophy

CHICAGO (May 1, 2007) – In yet another forum for unique and original content on, U.S. Soccer’s CoachesNet has launched “Starting XI,” an on-going series of videos designed to showcase the philosophy driving the elite coaches in U.S. Soccer’s National Team Programs.

This month, “Starting XI” features the coaching philosophy of U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth (watch).

“I got involved with coaching when I was still playing collegiately,” said Hackworth, who played soccer at Wake Forrest University under former National Team coach Walt Chyzowych. “My coach, through camps and things, just thought I had an ability to teach.”

In the “Starting XI” series, coaches answer 11 questions focusing on a wide range of subjects, from coaching education and youth development to modern technology in the game of soccer. Driven to give coaches greater insight into how the U.S. National Teams train and operate, CoachesNet and “Starting XI” is a resource like no other. [Sign Up]

Last month’s edition of “Starting XI” featured U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Greg Ryan. Ryan discusses topics ranging from top-level coaches to the evolution of U.S. Soccer’s coaching schools (watch).

I’m real happy to see the evolution of U.S. Soccer’s coaching curriculum. I think were moving toward a game-based approach as opposed to a drill-based approach to coaching,” Ryan commented in the video.

Available now through, CoachesNet is devoted to educating its members on U.S. National Team coaching tactics by breaking down games at the highest level, analyzing training sessions and tactics, and delving into the keys to preparation.

In addition, the content found only on CoachesNet features exclusive videos, podcasts, diagrams and dissertations on everything from preparing for a particular opponent to putting together a roster to get the most out of an individual player. Sign-up now at [Register Now]

– Next up: “Starting XI” CoachesNet with U.S. MNT head coach Bob Bradley –