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Minnesota Soccer Vet Designs App To Teach Coaching Skills

Posted On: Jun 15, 2019   |   Posted By: CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Want to be a better soccer coach or soccer player? Now there's an app for that.
Alan Merrick has been a Minnesotan since 1976, when he hopped the pond to play for the Minnesota Kicks. He played five years, played for Team USA, then coached the Strikers, then the Gophers. He's been a youth coach all these years since.
“I've always been a student of the game, and a teacher of the game. And that's my job now, almost. This is a new way of teaching,” Merrick said.
Merrick is the content director for a Minnesota-based company called MOTI Sports, which is using 3-D imaging to teach the finer points of the game. Merrick says it was developed almost out of necessity.
“We've got a lot of parent coaches who've got the great intentions. Some of them have been Shanghai'd into the game where it's like, if somebody doesn't sign up for your kid to be the coach, we're gonna have to disband that team,” Merrick said. “And you're tugging at their hearts all the time. And so you get these volunteers, who are...

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