This episode is with my good friend Porter Garrison Terry. Porter and I both coach in Oregon and have developed a good friendship over the last several years. We connected initially on social media (twitter), and then crossed paths at the fields on occasion. Eventually, it became a regular occurrence that we would meet up for coffee, or lunch, to discuss a variety of topics relating to coaching and the youth soccer landscape.
We have scouted teams and players together, shared notes, and have both given and sought advice from each other.
Many topics and ideas have been tossed around about how and when I would get Porter on the podcast.
Last weekend Porter and I coached against each other for the first time. Afterwards we went out to lunch. Over an hour later I decided to pull out my phone and record our conversation.
The plan was to do a “Quick Shot”—a short conversation about a very specific topic. It ended up going over an hour. So much for a quick shot. Maybe next time.
This article on Culture and Environment speaks to it a little.
I also like this interview with Greg Vanney after Toronto FC’s 5-1 loss to Eric Wynalda’s Las Vegas Lights the other day in pre-season. It echoes some of the thoughts that Porter and I discuss in this conversation.
You can connect with Porter on twitter @PorterGTsoccer
You can connect with me on twitter @thisguytoph