A COMMUNITY FOR PLAYERS, COACHES, AND PARENTS
Convene Soccer offers an online training environment where those passionate about soccer are able to interact and learn from the experiences of others. Members share their soccer experiences with the interest of bettering young players, coaches, parents and referees
What Can You Expect to Get Out Of a Community?
Convene Soccer offers an online environment where those passionate about soccer are able to interact and learn from the experiences of others. Members share their soccer experiences with the interest of bettering young players, coaches, parents and referees.
Shared Learning Platform
Convene soccer provides a user-friendly, digital platform for sharing soccer experiences and lessons through scenario based learning. We all have moments we wish we could re-live. Convene Soccer lets members share these moments so that others may learn from them and improve themselves. Learn more about the scenario based training feature below.
Groups and Teams
Within Convene Soccer, there is a forum where users are able to collaborate and mingle freely with other members of the community. Members are able to establish social groups and training teams to provide a narrowed perspective on the game.
A Soccer Community For Coaches, Players, and Parents
by Brayden Currin, Convene Soccer’s Community Leader
Convene Soccer is not only applicable to players, but coaches and parents as well. Coaches can browse the community and learn to tackle various coaching problems, such as what formation to run with the given talents on the team. Parents can learn how to handle setbacks that their young player faces or how to teach their player to handle the pressures that accompany the youth soccer world. The possibilities for shared learning through Convene Soccer are endless.
I can only imagine how helpful a tool like Convene Soccer would have been throughout the earlier years of my soccer career. I can recall countless times where the Convene Training app would have helped me learn a new position or where I needed to be when my team didn’t have possession of the ball. Those are the types of subjects that the app will help with. It will provide a method of learning that can be done away from the practice and game field. A method communicated through scenario-based learning, which can be achieved through sharing video, pictures, blogs and graphic images about different soccer scenarios.
Convene Soccer can help with:
Positioning with and without the ball
A team learning to run a new formation
Team offensive and defensive shape
Attacking and Defensive strategies
Learning to run an off-side trap
Learning to run different free kick routines
Learning corner kick plays
Convene Soccer’s Community Leader - Brayden Currin
Brayden’s love for the game of soccer began at the age of three when he joined his first recreational team. From the start, it was obvious that he would stick with the sport throughout his life. Beginning in the third grade, Brayden started playing for the Onslow County Youth Soccer Association’s youth academy in Jacksonville, NC. The professional and quality atmosphere at OCSA games and training sessions was nothing like he had experienced before. Beginning with the first practice, Brayden knew that from then on, he was playing soccer not only for fun, but he was also playing with the goal of becoming the best player that he could possibly be. The coaches placed great emphasis on the technical side of the game, making sure that each player was fundamentally sound.
Before sixth grade, Brayden and his family moved to Winston-Salem, where he first joined the Twin City family. Following tryouts in 2008, Brayden, grateful to have been chosen for a classic team, was given a spot on ‘96 Twins Silver, the third tier team, under Coach Tony Sabio. The following season, he progressed to the second tier, Twins Blue team, where he played under Coach Andy Tate for his U13 and U14 seasons. During his freshman year of high school, Brayden was granted a spot on ’96 Twins White under Coach John Stubblefield. Having been through the entire Twins classic progression, he had a plethora of lessons, tactics and memories to take away from his Twins experience. It was during these years that Brayden became engrained in the midfielder’s role. Learning how to play the “Twins Way”, a style of play based off of a FC Barcelona, “build-out-of-the-back” foundation, was ultimately what allowed him to excel in his role as a midfielder. During this time, Brayden also came to the realization that spending time with the ball outside of practice and games was absolutely essential when trying to progress as a player.
During his sophomore year of high school, Brayden began his career with NC Fusion when he was given a spot on the premier team, coached by Chris Robinson. He played on the premier team for two years and then progressed to the elite team for his final season of club soccer. Playing for NC Fusion, Brayden was exposed to the most elite and professional environment in all of club soccer.
With regards to high school soccer, Brayden was a four year Varsity athlete at Reagan High School, playing under Coach Paul Hicks. Playing varsity as a freshman was no easy task. At 5’4’’ 115 lbs, it was like a boy playing among men for Brayden. However, the physicality and ability to hold his own that he displayed was a large deciding factor in making the cut for the varsity squad. Brayden continued to develop as a player throughout his high school career.
During his senior year, as a team captain, he helped lead the Reagan team to a NCHSAA 4A State Championship Title.
Brayden always had aspirations to play soccer competitively beyond his high school years. In November of 2014, he signed to play college soccer at Guilford College under Coach Jeff Bateson, fulfilling a dream that he had since he was a young player. As he enters his Junior season at Guilford in the Fall of 2017, Brayden will be wearing the captains arm band and leading his team as they pursue an ODAC conference title. The faster, more physical and higher quality college game has continued to propel Brayden’s development and maturity as a player over the past two years. And there is much more soccer to be played and experiences to be had.