Thiago Pinto, Pepe Galvan, Vince Gansberg and Marcelo Serrano

South Bend Lions and United Soccer Coaches join up to host two specialist coaching webinars


As part of South Bend Lions’ commitment to coach education, we’re going to be kicking off a series of webinars, starting later this month.

Our first two shows will be broadcast in association with United Soccer Coaches next week as part of their Match Day series.

Lions’ Technical Director Thiago Pinto will co-host two special editions of the show with Vince Ganzberg (Education Content Coordinator, United Soccer Coaches) and two good friends of South Bend Lions.

Head Coach of Austin Bold, Marcelo Serrano, will be the guest on Tuesday’s show to evaluate the different motivations people have for coaching, before the Founder and CEO of Six Pack Mental, Pepe Galvan, joins us on Thursday for a session on mental performance.


Guest speakers:

Marcelo Serrano

Former Brazilian soccer player, Marcelo Serrano, has been coaching for almost a decade after starting as an assistant at his nation’s under-15 team. Since then, the 40-year-old has helped manage at club and country in his homeland, building a reputation that speaks for itself; now often found instructing the best coaches in Brazil. This complements his North American experience, having assisted in the USA’s youth setup before being appointed manager of the U.S. Virgin Islands, later taking Austin Bold to the USL Championship play-offs in the club’s inaugural season.

Pepe Galvan

Top performance coach, Pepe Galvan, started Six Pack Mental in October 2016. Since then, the Bethel College graduate has worked with 5,000 satisfied customers, many within soccer, helping to breed successful sports projects from club to international level. 6PM focuses on three specific areas: sports management, mental toughness, and consulting; Galvan drawing on eight years of experience of consulting for MLS, before a stint assisting Las Vegas Lights. In addition, Galvan now shares his knowledge through a variety of platforms such as podcasts and a popular Zero Excuses diary.


Program schedule:

Tuesday, June 16 — 4pm ET

Marcelo Serrano (Head Coach, Austin Bold)
Why do we coach?
Figuring out your purpose so winning has a real value. 

Please click here to register

Thursday, June 18 — 4pm ET

Pepe Galvan (Founder & CEO, Six Pack Mental)
“Zero Excuses to Win”  
Developing Players with a winning mentality.

Please click here to register