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Bios - Eagle Trainers - Spring '07




USSF "A"  license

FA Yugoslavia  "A" license

CSA  "A" license

NSCAA  Advanced National

Director of Coaching Diploma

International Coaching Diploma


Assistant Director of Coaching and Head Coach of "BLAST FC "

Director of Player Development and Director of Training of Pickerington   

   Area Soccer Association

Director of Player Development of Liederkranz - Mansfield

Director of USA Ascent - European Soccer Travel

Senior Coaching Staff of DiCicco Soccer Plus Camp , Ohio State Soccer 

  Camp and Columbus Crew Soccer Camp .



MLS Career Highlights: Appeared in 91 games, 68 of them starts, in his first four MLS seasons... Following a stellar four-year collegiate career as a high-scoring forward at Cal State Fullerton, he has become a hard-nosed, versatile defender and defensive midfielder in the professional ranks... Entered the season having played 6,578 minutes, good for 10th place on The Crew’s all-time list... Made his pro debut on 5/12/01 at Dallas, coming on as a 76th-minute substitute... Picked up his first professional point with an assist on 8/4/01 at Kansas City... Scored his first MLS goal on 8/21/05 in a 2-2 tie vs. D.C. ... Was The Crew’s first choice (No. 10 overall) in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft... The New Zealand native is classified as a Senior International... MLS Career Playoff Highlights: Had appeared in seven postseason matches, all of them starts... U.S. Open Cup Career Highlights: Picked up a pair of assists in his first 10 Open Cup matches, six of them starts... Was a member of The Crew’s 2002 championship squad.

2005 MLS Season: Missed the entire season due to an injury suffered prior to the regular season commencing.

2004 MLS Season: Appeared in 28 matches, 21 of them starting assignments... Notched his first two MLS goals (8/21 and 10/16) and added an assist (10/2)... His first goal, vs. D.C. on 8/21, came in his 82nd career game... By giving The Crew a 1-1 tie at Colorado in the season finale on 10/16, his second goal helped clinch the Supporters Shield for Columbus... Drew one penalty kick... Missed games on 5/29 and 6/6 while with the New Zealand National Team... 2004 MLS Playoffs: Played every minute of the two-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. N.E. .. 2004 U.S. Open Cup: Started both matches of The Crew’s Open Cup campaign.

2003 MLS Season: Saw action in 23 matches, starting 18 times... Had two goalmouth blocks, 5/3 at K.C. and 8/9 at L.A., the first of which helped preserve a 2-2 tie vs. the Wizards... Missed time in June while with the New Zealand National Team at the FIFA Confederations Cup in France.

2002 MLS Season: Appeared in 20 matches, 17 of them starts, and collected four assists... 2002 MLS Playoffs: Started all five matches... Made his MLS playoff debut on 9/25 at S.J. ... 2002 U.S. Open Cup: Appeared in all four matches, three of them starts (including the final), in The Crew’s run to the Open Cup title... Assisted on the first Columbus goal (McBride) in the 2-1 quarterfinal win at NY/NJ on 8/7.

2001 MLS Season: Appeared in 20 matches, starting 12 of them, during a very productive rookie season... Was a valuable and versatile player, filling in throughout the midfield and backline as needed... Drew many of The Crew’s toughest marking assignments and performed admirably, frustrating such accomplished veterans as Marco Etcheverry of D.C. United and Hristo Stoitchkov of Chicago... Picked up his first professional point on 8/4, with an assist in The Crew’s 3-1 win at Kansas City... Notched an assist in The Crew’s 4-3 exhibition victory over Bayer Leverkusen of the German Bundesliga on 5/29... 2001 MLS Playoffs: Did not see action in either quarterfinal-series game vs. San Jose... 2001 U.S. Open Cup: Appeared in all three matches as a substitute, playing a total of 65 minutes... Assisted on the lone Crew goal in the 2-1 quarterfinal loss at New England on 7/24.New Zealand National Team: Remains a regular with the New Zealand National Team and was a member of the All Whites squad at the 2004 Oceania Nations Cup, which doubled as the confederation’s World Cup Qualifying tournament... Was a member of New Zealand’s team at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France... Made his senior international debut in 2002, as a member of New Zealand’s Oceania Nations Cup squad... Earned his first cap on 7/5/02, starting at right back in an Oceania Nations Cup win over Tahiti, and played in all five games in the All Whites’ run to the tournament title... Has also represented his homeland at the Under-23 level.


A four-time All-MSPF selection, he completed his eligibility with school records for career points (97) and goals (41) in 67 games (all starts)... Added 15 career assists... He tied the Titans school record for points in a season and fell one goal shy of the record in that category... 2000: As a senior, led the team to a 15-6-1 mark and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament... Led the MPSF Pacific Division in scoring, tallying 42 points, on 17 goals and eight assists, including six game-winning goals. 1999: Led the team in scoring as a junior, netting 22 points on nine goals and four assists, despite missing six games with a broken left arm... Was a second-team All-MSPF selection... Selected to the MPSF All-Academic squad for maintaining a 3.50 GPA.... 1998: Was Cal State Fullerton’s third-leading scorer and earned MPSF Honorable Mention as a sophomore... 1997: Burst onto the scene as a freshman, with six goals in the team’s first six matches... Finished third on the team in scoring and earned MPSF Honorable Mention... Prior to arriving at Fullerton, he attended Otago University in New Zealand.


Got engaged to Carly Nutter on Jan. 26, 2006... He is the son of Terry and Robyn Oughton… His father is a soccer coach... Has a younger brother, Tim… Was a Kinesiology major at Cal State Fullerton… If he wasn’t a professional soccer player, he’d be a fitness instructor... His uncle, Ray Sarginson, was a professional tennis player in New Zealand.


MLS Career Highlights: In his first professional season after being selected by The Crew in the second round (No. 13 overall) of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft... A Generation adidas player, he does not count against The Crew’s senior roster or salary cap.


Has represented the U.S. at the Under-18 level and was a member of the U-20 pool in 2003.


A standout performer for three seasons at perennial national power Indiana... Started all 65 games in which he played, notching one goal and four assists for six points... 2005: Started the last 17 games of the season, after missing the first five, and organized a stingy Hoosier defense that ranked sixth nationally in shutout percent (13 of 22 opponents) and 11th in the country in goals-against average (0.68)... Named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club (M.A.C.) Hermann Trophy... Was a third-team NSCAA/adidas All-American and a third-team Soccer Times All-American... Named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region first team... Named to the first team of Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the Season... Was a second-team All-Big Ten selection and was named to the Big Ten Championship All-Tournament Team... Registered his first assist of the season 10/2 vs. IUPUI ... Scored his first career goal on a header off a corner kick in the first half of a 2-2 vs. Ohio State on 10/23... 2004: Started 23 games and helped anchor a Hoosier defense that led the conference in nearly every defensive category (all games)... IU posted a goals-against average of 0.63 and 11 shutouts, ranking seventh nationally in GAA and 15th in shutout percentage (46 percent)... Was a second-team All-Big Ten selection... Registered his first assist of the season on 10/10 in a win over then-No. 19 Michigan... Assisted on the Hoosiers’ lone goal in the national title game against No. 9 UC-Santa Barbara on 12/12 and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament team. 2003: Emerged as the starter at sweeper at the end of preseason training and had a stellar rookie season, starting all 25 games... Part of the unit that led the Big Ten in nearly every defensive category and also ranked fifth nationally in goals-against average (0.64)... Helped deliver 11 shutouts, including eight in the last 12 matches of the season... Earned Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors with Northwestern’s Gerardo Alvarez and was a member of the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team... Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Soccer Times... Selected to Soccer America’s and College Soccer News’ Freshman All-America teams... Earned his first career assist on 11/30 in a third-round NCAA tourney win over Virginia Commonwealth... Was selected to the College Cup All-Tournament team.


Played in the USL Premier Development League for the Chicago Fire Premier in 2004... A four-year starter at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Ill., who helped the team to state titles in 2001 and 2002 and a 55-game winning streak... Was regarded as the nation’s No. 7 recruit by Soccer America... Garnered NSCAA All-America honors in 2003... Selected the Student Sports Magazine National Player of the Year ... Led his club team, the Chicago Magic to a runner-up finish at the National Championships...Zayner also attended the adidas Elite Soccer Program in 2002 in order to further develop his playing skills. ESP is the most recognized development camp in the country.




Coached at New Mexico by Jeremy Fishbein… Started all 83 games of his college career… 2005: Repeated as second team All-Far West Region (2003)… Chosen as third team Academic All-American… Named to second team All-MPSF for the third time (2002, 2004)… 2004: Honored as third team All-Far West Region… Selected as Academic All-MPSF for the second consecutive year (2003)… 2003: Named among the first team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

Club Experience

Professional Outdoor Career: Led the Chicago Fire Reserves and Chicago Fire PDL (2004-2005) to the Great Lakes Division Championship in 2005 and the Heartland Division Championship in 2004… Played with the Classic FC Bandidos, nine-time State Champions and three-time Region IV Champions, and helped them to two third place finishes at nationals… Took the field for the Boulder Rapid Reserves of the PDL.


Son of Wayne and Marcee Moss... Has one sister and one brother... Named New Mexico 5A Player of the Year in 2001 at Eldorado High SchoolChosen to the NSCAA All-Region Team in 2001… Honored as second team All-American in 2001… His favorite philosophers are Friedrich Nietzsche and Socrates.


MLS Experience2005: One of the club's most consistent performers all season long. Appeared in 12 games for the first team and an additional six for the reserves. Had three regular-season assists with the first side and one goal and three helpers in Reserve Division play. His dramatic playoff goal in San Jose clinched a berth in the Western Conference Final for the Galaxy on 10/22.

2004: A rookie who appeared in 15 of the Galaxy's 30 matches, making 11 starts. Earned first career point when fellow rookie Joseph Ngwenya headed home his free kick in a 4-2 loss @ SJ on 5/22. His two other assists were game winners: in stoppage time on 6/12 vs. CHI and midway through the second half 7/4 vs. SJ. Scored only goal of his rookie season in the 39th minute vs. COL.


2003: Played in four matches at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, starting three of them for U.S. Under-23 national team.

2002: Appeared in four matches with the U-20s.

2001: Leading scorer on the Under-18s in 2001 with seven goals, despite starting just eight games.

1997: A member of the first class of players in U.S. Soccer's Under-14 boys national team program.

MARC BURCH position: height: 6-2   weight:190  Birthdate: May 07, 1984 Hometown:Cincinnati, OH   last club: Los Angeles (MLS)

ANDY GRUNEBAUM position: GK  height: 6-1  weight:200  Birthdate: December 30, 1982Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Letter from Rob Smith to

Eagle Trainers - Spring 2008





I want to thank you all for the willingness to get out with the WASA Eagles Club on a weekly basis to build into the development of the Club and Players.


We are a unique club in Central Ohio (and around the country) - A lower-cost club with HIGH LEVEL TRAINING.  The WASA Eagles use fees to pay a ‘pro trainer’ for 1 session weekly throughout the season.


We currently have teams at all levels – A, B, C, …. The level can be dramatic between teams and ages. Several of our players have the potential to move through the different levels of US Soccer, while some may not play beyond Middle School/ High School. There is one common theme however – the players are out to have fun and improve.


I was brought into the club January ’04 in as Director of Player Development. The position has been created to oversee a high level of training on a weekly basis, and to give direction to the club from a “players’ perspective”. OUR MAIN GOAL– to help players develop the basic skills and understanding to become confident, creative risk takers on the field  (all within a fun, competitive training environment).


I am thrilled all of you have shown interest of being part of our goal. Your weekly contributions are HUGE to the players, coaches, and even families involved. Imagine having a Pro Player at your sessions on a weekly basis growing up. This is a reality for these players! Very cool…


I will provide you with a list of trainers with training days, times, and team names (with coaches contact #). It is vital to the health of the club to be diligent in letting coaches know when circumstances come up that will prevent you from making it out. I know this is a real possibility with the ‘last minute scheduling’ at times as a pro athlete. Please do your best to work with coaches to make one session weekly. I am available always as well to discuss anything related to teams, players, coaches, etc.


Thanks again and I look forward to working with all of you.






Eagle Training Framework / Standards


Basis for sessions:

United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), the governing body which oversees Ohio South Youth Soccer Association (OSYSA) and MOSSL, has the goal of finding the GAME WITHIN EACH CHILD…

“It takes the approach that the GAME  WITHIN EACH CHILD is at the center of all beliefs, decisions, and actions taken by the child, coach, and organization. It is the ULTIMATE goal of youth soccer development within the United States to unlock the GAME WITHIN EACH CHILD to reach full soccer potential.”


"I believe WASA Eagles exists and is successful because we are in line with the above statement. Soccer is a unique game as the players are ultimately ALL PLAYMAKERS on the field when they have the ball.  Our goal is to help the players develop the basic skills and understanding to become confident, creative risk takers on the field. I believe this can be achieved in a fun, competitive training environment."    --- Rob Smith



All sessions should contain:

Ÿ         Developmentally appropriate activities

Ÿ         Clear, concise, correct information

Ÿ         Simple to complex progression

Ÿ         A safe, appropriate training area

Ÿ         Decision making

Ÿ         Implications for the game (must include decision making - NOT coach directed)