May 3, 2011
Jackson’s experiences as a player, coach and business professional offer valuable perspective and insight on the lessons from the game
San Diego, CA (May 03, 2011) – SoccerNation (soccernation.com), the most informative, up-to-date news source for soccer in Southern California, has announced a new column authored by former MLS player Danny Jackson that will offer real world tips and benefits to coaches, parents and players about how to transfer the lessons learned on the field into the game of life. This column will appear on SoccerNation.com bi-weekly.
Daniel (Danny) Jackson is a former Major League Soccer (MLS) star and was captain of the Seattle Sounders for five seasons. Jackson, the Colorado Rapid’s first round pick in the 2002 MLS draft, recently retired from professional soccer following a successful career in which he led the Sounders to two USL National championships. At the University of North Carolina, Jackson was a multi-year All-American, team MVP, and three-year team captain. His UNC team won a National Championship in 2001, and he was named Soccer America National MVP and National Championship MVP the same year. Danny was awarded the 2002 Patterson Medal as the UNC Student Athlete of the year.
Jackson coached youth soccer for Eastside FC and the Sounders FC/ODP youth development program in Seattle. He is also actively involved in the business of youth soccer, serving as the Director of New Business for Korrio, maker of Playflow™, a 21st-century sports automation platform that helps youth soccer organizations manage registration, scheduling, administration, and communication.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to share the lessons I have learned on the soccer field that have gone on to serve me well in both life and business. I hope that my perspectives as a player and a coach will add value to coaches, parents and players who are actively involved in youth soccer,” said Jackson. “SoccerNation has built a dedicated readership in Southern California and beyond that loves and cares about soccer at all levels. I am happy to contribute my experiences to help make soccer a better journey for the SoccerNation audience.”
SoccerNation’s current audience of 35,000 monthly readers has been growing steadily, both domestically in cities like San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, as well as abroad, with readers in England, Spain, Portugal, and other nations. SoccerNation is producing and expanding on a broad spectrum of content designed to educate and inform soccer players and fans about all aspects of the game.
“We are thrilled to add Danny’s column as a regular feature on SoccerNation.com. His experience as an MLS pro and youth coach will add tremendous insights for SoccerNation readers,” said SoccerNation Editor-in-Chief, Diane Scavuzzo. “Danny’s passion and love for the game will help inspire our readers. He offers a unique and special perspective that will captivate and educate.”
About Soccer Nation
Launched on April 26, 2010, SoccerNation.com is the most informative, up-to-date news source for soccer in Southern California, covering competitive, recreational, Varsity and College soccer, as well as a few select Professional teams plus U.S. Soccer teams. SoccerNation provides breaking soccer news and the best information on training, nutrition, injury prevention, tournaments, including advice from coaches and the pros. SoccerNation.com is growing significantly and enjoys more than 9,000 readers per week.
Korrio, founded in January, 2009, is the developer of Playflow™, a 21st-century youth sports automation platform. Korrio has a singular focus on kids and sports. The company’s mission is to transform the sports experience and elevate the level at which sports are played by automating the things that get in the way — like registration/payment, team formation, rosters, scheduling, communication, and web hosting. Korrio is easy, safe, integrated, and mobile. Visit us online at korrio.com to learn how to elevate your game.