The 50/50 Podcast

Covering Texas HS, Club, & College ⚽ | College ⚽ Recruiting Platform | For those dedicated to The Beautiful Game | Powered by College Promoters USA | #TXHSSOC #5050Pod

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Episodes

3 days ago

We're joined LIVE by Head WSOC Coach of the Boerne Greyhounds, Jeremy Shannon. Coach Shannon talks about the great run and heartbreak in the state tournament from last season and how that has prepared them for this season. We also discuss going through the grind that is District 26-4A and how it helps prepare their teams for post-season success. Coach Shannon also shares with us some of the biggest changes he's scene in TXHSSOC over the last five years and how the sport is very much trending upward. Don't miss this great episode! 
 
[Originally Recorded 2-1-2023]

5 days ago

INSIDE #TXHSSOC returns with Episode 4! Founder & Host, Hector Cano is joined by Rafa Castorena and Steve Sanchez. We unveil the second edition of the RPI (Rafa Power Index) Rankings and also conduct a Regions 2 preview. We then wrap up by discussing some of the best matches we've covered or come across in the last couple of weeks. We end with our very first edition of our Game Balls as we select players from across the state and recognize their recent performance. Don't miss this great episode!
 
[Originally Recorded: 1-31-2023]

7 days ago

Founder and Host Hector Cano, is joined by the new Head MSOC Coach of the Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets, Brandon McGibeny. Coach McGibeny shares a ton of great insight with us regarding his four-year coaching experience at the JuCo level with Cisco College and why he knew was ready to take the leap and return home to HPU, this time as Head Men's Soccer Coach. We also discuss his experience and passion for the TXHSSOC game. An episode loaded in great information. Don't miss this great episode! 
 
[Originally Recorded: 1-28-2023]

Tuesday Jan 17, 2023

INSIDE #TXHSSOC returns with Episode 3! We start off by welcoming the newest member and contributor to our Podcast Team, Steve Sanchez. We then take a look at three state-level tournaments in the I-10 Shootout, Austin Lakes Elite Showcase, and the Georgetown Governor's Cup. We rap up by kicking off our regional previews with a look at Region I, 4A-6A. Don't miss our final episode of 2022! 
 
[Originally Recorded: 1-16-2023]

Tuesday Jan 10, 2023

Founder and Host Hector Cano, is joined by the world-renowned Tom Byer, Founder of the Soccer Starts at Home Initiative and International Trainer & Consultant. A highly respected innovator of the game, Tom discusses his thoughts on the performance of the Japan FA in the most recent FIFA Men's World Cup. He also tells us about the recent All-Japan National High School Soccer Tournament he attended and his experience. We also discuss his Soccer Starts at Home movement and his work with the Houston Dynamo and the future of Youth Soccer development. An episode loaded in great information, don't miss this great episode! 
 
[Originally Recorded: 1-9-2023]

Saturday Jan 07, 2023

Texas A&M Assistant WSOC Coach & Performance Analyst and rising star, Ahmad Brown, joins Founder & Host, Hector Cano for this special episode. We examine Coach Brown's background as a U.S. Army Combat Veteran and his transition to civilian and coaching life, to his evolving role as a Performance Analyst and look at data concept and analysis. We discuss why veterans make for great coaches and should be closely considered. We discuss and examine the future of the game through various data points, from the Pro level to the Club and HS level. Lastl, we closely review the many commonalities of the coaches and programs he's had the privilege to work for in Florida, Florida State, and now Texas A&M. An episode loaded with tons of great information...Don't miss this exciting episode! 
 
[Originally Recorded 1-7-2023]

Monday Jan 02, 2023

Founder and Host Hector Cano, is joined by the inaugural Director of Education Programs for United Soccer Coaches, Dave Simione. A long-time coach and instructor of the game at multiple levels, we discuss his new role and how it will impact the future of coaches and high school soccer. We get into World Cup talk and discuss significant data analysis and trends coming out of the tournament. We also discuss last November's TASCO High School convention and the evolution of TXHSSOC and where it's headed. From there, Coach Simione gives us insight on the upcoming United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia and the many exciting things planned. An episode loaded in great information, don't miss this great episode! 
 
[Originally Recorded: 1-2-2023]

Thursday Dec 29, 2022

Founder and Host Hector Cano, is joined by the new Head WSOC Coach of the Abilene Christian University Wildcats, Stephen Salas. We start on a somber note as we honor and remember the legacy of the late great, Pele. From there, Coach Salas gives insight into how quick the hiring process was at ACU and why he knew was ready to take the leap and return to ACU, this time as Head Coach. We also discuss his recruiting philosophy and passion for TXHSSOC. We also have a pretty good World Cup discussion as well. An episode loaded in great information and laughs. Don't miss this great episode! 
 
[Originally Recorded: 12-29-2022]

Tuesday Dec 27, 2022

Longtime TXHSSOC Coach, and current Head WSOC Coach of Clear Springs HS, Craig Foster, joins us LIVE. From his many years with the Dynamo/Dash to his time at Texas City, we talk about the many great things they've done at Clear Springs and the many changes he's seen in the sports. We discuss a little bit of World Cup talk, and talk about the lessons learned from last year's playoff season as they prepare for this upcoming season. Don't miss this highly insightful, informative and laughter-filled episode! 
 
[Originally Recorded 12-27-2022]

Thursday Dec 22, 2022

INSIDE #TXHSSOC returns with a look at local and state-wide tournaments and are joined by Brandon Rich, Operations Coordinator for the Katy ISD I-10 Shootout Tournament. We also discuss the World Cup Final, the Debut of Rafa's Rafa Power Index (RPI), as well as the 2022 Champions Review, where we discuss which champions are most and least likely to repeat. Don't miss our final episode of 2022! 
 
[Originally Recorded: 12-22-2022]

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