For the past 17 years Anthony Latronica has worked with some of the finest young people both at the youth and collegiate levels. His diverse background includes 11 years coaching at Harvard University, Oregon State University, as well as the United States Air Force Academy respectively.
As the top assistant with the United States U-17 Men’s National Team and its residency program based out of Bradenton, Florida, Anthony was the only coach in the country to work with the three most recent U-17 Youth World Cup cycles. For the past five years he has had the unprecedented pleasure of mentoring, coaching, developing, and producing the best young players in America and has competed against elite soccer countries from around the world.
With over 250 matches at the U-17 MNT, Anthony can share his thoughts and experiences on player development and how that blends with the changing landscape of the modern game at the youth level.
Anthony is the founder of SoccerSpecific.com, a coaching education platform with the mission of creating and sharing the highest quality of coaching information in order to positively impact player development around the world.
I’m very thankful for everything Anthony did for not just me but for our whole U-17 National Team. He really taught me what it meant to be a good teammate. Not just relying on talent but the togetherness of teammates and supporting each other no matter what. He had the right mix of when to have fun and be serious and was always there to give good advice.
United States Men’s National Team – Borussia Dortmund
Anthony has affected my life in a number of ways. For each of the days in the two and a half years I’ve worked with him, he pushed me to be the very I best I can be. His compassion and dedication for the game allowed me to buy into everything that he taught me, because I knew it would be beneficial for my career. Off the field, Anthony has been one of my greatest mentors. Not only the off the field soccer aspect, but as a person. His genuine character has taught me the importance of humbleness and never taking a moment on the field for granted.
United States U-19 Men’s National Team – Borussia Dortmund U-19