Athletics Curriculum Vitae
Ian Torney has served as an athletics coach, primarily of soccer at the youth, high school, collegiate, regional and national levels. He has a great depth of experience teaching and coaching, and in athletics administration, with over 30 years working in private secondary school education and nearly two decades of involvement with US Youth Soccer. He is a skilled professional, an esteemed teacher and coach, and a respected member of the New England soccer community. Coach Torney is available to work with your soccer team, as a consultant or coach, or for goalkeeper training - scroll down to see "Hire Coach Torney" information.
Milton Academy, Milton MA (2012-present): ASSOCIATE COACH, Boys Varsity Soccer. N.E.P.S.S.A. Championship Class A Tournament qualifiers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 - Class A Finalists in 2014, and Class A New England Champions in 2015.
Express Soccer Club, Concord, NH (2010-2012): As the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and DIRECTOR OF COACHING oversee all aspects of the club, including budget, staffing, scheduling, curriculum, facilities and fundraising, and advise the Board.
Independent School League - Boys Soccer (1991-2012): As DIRECTOR (1998-2010): pioneered and confirmed the three-man referee system for the league that is now the standard throughout WENEPPSA; created a website for current standings and league history. See islboyssoccer.com.
St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH (1991-2012): As the BOYS VARSITY SOCCER HEAD COACH (1991-2011) the longest tenured and arguably the most accomplished soccer coach in St. Paul’s School history. Led pre-season tours to England in 2009, 2002, 2000 and 1997, to Canada in 2004 and 1999, and to Ireland in 1992. St. Paul’s/Eton Cup winners in 2009, 2003 and 2000. I.S.L. Weidergott Improvement Plate winners in 2000, 1998 and 1995. I.S.L. Founders Cup winners in 2006, 2005 and 1992. I.S.L. Gummere Cup Champions in 2000. N.E.P.S.S.A. Championship Tournament qualifiers in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, and 1992. Established the St. Paul’s/Eton Cup (2006). Established the Spotswood Cup (2000). See soccer.sps.edu. As the BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE HEAD COACH (1995-1998) led a pre-season tour to South Carolina 1997. Anderson/Gillespie Cup winners in 1997. Honored as Coach of the 1997 All-New England All-Star Game. BOYS JV HOCKEY ASSISTANT COACH (1992/93-1993/94). GIRLS JV LACROSSE ASSISTANT COACH (2008). BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE ASSISTANT COACH (1992).
Concord Recreation Youth Soccer, Concord, NH (2008-2009): HEAD COACH U6/U7, U9/U10 Teams.
New England Preparatory Schools Soccer Association (1999-2009): served on and advised the Boys Soccer Championship Tournament Committee.
New Hampshire Soccer Association Olympic Development Program (1992-2009): As DIRECTOR OF COACHING (1999-2009) revitalized and re-organized the program, with administrative responsibilities encompassing scheduling, budget, curriculum, sponsorship, web design, fundraising, staffing, player recruitment, organizing and directing symposiums, tournaments, college workshops, and mini-camps, and working with both USYS Region 1 Staff and US Soccer National Staff. Served as Boys U-16 State Team HEAD COACH (1994-1999), and as Boys U-15 State Team ASSISTANT COACH (1992-1993). See www.soccernh.com/odp.
Pre-Season Soccer Academy, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH (July 1997): FOUNDER and CO-DIRECTOR, run in conjunction with Tony Dicicco’s Soccer Plus Goalkeeper Camp.
United States Soccer Federation (1994-2000): SITE COORDINATOR for the US Soccer National Coaching School, Concord, NH (1996-1999). SITE COORDINATOR for the 1998 US Soccer Festival, NH (1998). Hold both a USSF “A” Coaching License (1996) and National Youth License (2000).
New England College, Henniker, NH (1992-1994): ASSISTANT COACH for Men’s Lacrosse – Cox League Champions in 1992 and 1993.
Pomfret School, Pomfret, CT (1986-1991): As the BOYS VARSITY SOCCER HEAD COACH (1987-1989) won the S.E.N.E. Co-Championship in 1988. As the BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE HEAD COACH (1988-1991) led a pre-season tour to South Carolina 1990. Honored as the S.E.N.E. Man-of-the-Year 1990, and honored as Coach of the 1990 All-New England All-Star Game. GIRLS JV HOCKEY HEAD COACH (1986/87-1990/91). BOYS JV LACROSSE HEAD COACH (1987).
Brown University, Providence, RI (1990): ASSISTANT COACH and GOALKEEPER COACH for Men’s Soccer.
Goalkeeper Coaching Clinician (1986-present): NHSA AGM Clinics and State Coaching Schools; Bowdoin College; Colby-Sawyer College; New Hampshire College; New England College.
Camp Coach (1981-Present): Team Prep Camp; Pre-Season Soccer Academy; Excel Team Training Camp; United States Soccer School; Victory Soccer Camp; Unitor Soccer School; Camp O-AT-KA.
The New Hampshire Soccer Association Olympic Development Program Philosophy (November 2001), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
The ODP Debate (January 2002), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
ODP – A Bargain For Top Soccer Training and Competition (January 2002), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
ODP and Super-Y (February 2003), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
Individual Soccer Preparation Guidelines (May 2003), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
Focusing ODP Training (August 2003), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
Setting Goals For Soccer Players (March 2004), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
Soccer Self-Evaluation Journals (March 2004), New Hampshire Soccer Association, Manchester, NH – see www.soccernh.com/odp.
PROFESSIONAL COACHING ASSOCIATIONS
Lifetime member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. US Soccer Federation. US Youth Soccer. New Hampshire Soccer Association. US Lacrosse Foundation.
ATHLETIC PLAYING EXPERIENCE
Club Soccer: Weare Bucks, Weare, NH (1991-1999). Boston Chaos, Boston, MA (1987-1989). Brunswick A’s, Brunswick, ME (1985-1986). G-Alexander, Boston, MA (1982).
Club Lacrosse: Boston Lacrosse Club, Boston, MA (1986-1990) – selected to the New England Club All-Star Game in 1998. Concord Lacrosse Club, Concord, NH (1991-1999)
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (1982-1986). SOCCER: three-year varsity letterman, awarded the George Levine Memorial Soccer Trophy as Team MVP in 1985, awarded All-C.B.B. All-League honors in 1985, elected Tri-Captain in 1985, elected Co-Captain in 1984; C.B.B. Champions in 1985 and 1984. LACROSSE: four-year varsity letterman, selected to the All-New England Collegiate All-Star Game in 1986; ECAC Champions in 1984 and 1983. HOCKEY: JV 1982/83.
Milton Academy, Milton, MA (1978-1982). SOCCER: two-year varsity letterman, awarded the Warren Brown Koehler Trophy as Team MVP in 1981, awarded All-I.S.L. Honorable-Mention All-League honors in 1981, elected Co-Captain in 1981; I.S.L. Founders Cup winners 1981. LACROSSE: one-year varsity letterman, selected to the All-New England All-Star Game in 1982. HOCKEY: one-year varsity letterman. Awarded the ALFRED ELLIOT MEMORIAL TROPHY at Graduation, 1982.
Hire Coach Ian Torney to train your soccer team and/or for goalkeeper training - topics include:
TEAM MATCH ANALYSIS
INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPER TRAINING
Exclusive training sessions conducted by COACH IAN TORNEY: former NH ODP Director of Coaching, St. Paul's School and Pomfret School Head Coach, Brown University Men's Soccer Goalkeeper Coach, and member of the Region 1 Staff and the US Soccer National Goalkeeping Staff.
All sessions subject to availability.
All fees must be received in advance of the scheduled session.
TEAM TRAINING SESSIONS: for any club team or organized soccer group; fee - $100 an hour plus mileage.
Coach Torney will come to your team's training session, and run your practice. Training topics include:
Individual Ball Skills Techniques
Passing, Receiving and Turning Techniques
Shooting and Finishing Techniques
Possession and Speed of Play Techniques and Tactics
Counter-Attack Techniques and Tactics
Crossing and Finishing Techniques and Tactics
Individual and Team Defending Techniques and Tactics
Individual and Team Attacking Techniques and Tactics
Functional Training within the Team, including: Goalkeepers; Defenders; Midfielders, Strikers; and Training the Playmaker
TEAM MATCH ANALYSIS: for any club team or organized soccer group; fee - $100 an hour plus mileage.
Coach Torney is available for match analysis sessions - he will come to watch your team compete, and provide a comprehensive written analysis of the match, and will provide recommendations for your team. Analysis topics include:
Defensive strengths analysis
Defensive improvements recommendations
Attacking strengths analysis
Attacking improvements recommendations
Team Tactics analysis and recommendations
INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPER TRAINING :for the beginner, or for the elite soccer goalkeeper; fee - $150 a session, per individual, or for up to a group of three goalkeepers of similar age and ability.
Coach Torney will train goalkeepers for a series of exclusive 90-minute sessions (a minimum of three sessions is required). Training topics include:
Session 1: catching, distribution and footwork technique.
Session 2: diving, punching and parrying saves.
Session 3: dealing with crosses and break-aways.
Session 4: training goalkeepers within team training, and tactical decisions within the game (requires team-mates and an additional $75 travel fee - Coach Torney will come to your team practice and run training to focus on the functional aspects of goalkeeping within a full team training session).
At the conclusion of the allotted sessions, all participating goalkeepers will be provided with a comprehensive written evaluation.
Schedule sessions at your convenience - anytime during the day in the summer or on weekends, or afternoons or evenings during the winter and spring (no sessions can be scheduled during the fall season). Sessions can be scheduled once-a-week, or once-a-month, or other alternative sequence. Scheduling subject to availability, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Fields for Goalkeeper Training must be arranged by the participants, or can be arranged by the clinician at an additional fields rental cost.
Contact Coach Torney for more information, or to schedule your training sessions - see the CONTACT page.
Coach Ian Torney Qualifications, Achievements, and Honors:
Milton Academy Boys Varsity Soccer Associate Coach, 2012-present.
Concord Express Soccer Club Executive Director and Director of Coaching, 2010-2012.
US Soccer National Goalkeeping Staff Coach, 1999-2000.
USYS Region 1 Staff Coach, 1998-2010.
Director of Coaching - New Hampshire Olympic Development Program, 1999-2010; NH ODP Staff Coach 1992-2010.
St. Paul's School (NH) Boy's Varsity Head Coach, 1991-2012.
Director- Boys Soccer Independent School League, 1999-2012.
Site Director - US Soccer National Coaching School, 1996-1999.
Site Director - Soccer Plus Goalkeeping Camps, 1999.
Director - Pre-Season Soccer Academy, 1998-2002
Site Director - US Soccer Olympic Festival, 1998.
Brown University Men's Varsity Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach, 1990.
Pomfret School (CT) Boy's Varsity Head Coach, 1987-1989.
Bowdoin College four-year letterman, two-year Captain, Team MVP, and All-League goalkeeper, 1982-1985.
Semi-professional and club soccer goalkeeper.
Head Coach of seven League Champion and/or New England Prep Championship Tournament qualifying teams.
Honored on six separate occasions as either an All-Star Coach, Coach of the Year, or Man of the Year.
Holds a US Soccer Federation "A" Coaching License and National Youth License.
Holds an A.C.E.P. Level 1 Diploma.
Coach at numerous Camps, including the United States Soccer Academy, Victory Soccer Camps, Unitor Soccer School, Team Prep Soccer Camps, and Carumaba Skills Camps.
Goalkeeper Clinician for numerous collegiate programs, including Brown University, Bowdoin College, New England College, University of Southern New Hampshire, and Colby Sawyer College.
NHSA Coaching License Instructor and AGM Clinician.
Active member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and the United States Soccer Federation.