Coaches’ Clinic

The coaching staff of the Ohio Northern University Men’s Soccer program is proud to host the 2018 Polar Bear Soccer Coaches’ Clinic.

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2018 Clinic:  Monday, May 21
at Kids America, Coshocton, Ohio

FEATURED CLINICIAN:  Brent Ridenour, Ohio Northern University.

Coach Ridenour is in his 20th season at the helm of the Ohio Northern men’s soccer program.  He is not only the winningest coach in Ohio Northern Soccer history, he also has more wins in the history of the Ohio Athletic Conference (both genders) than any other coach.

He has led the Polar Bears to 7 NCAA tournament appearances, including a National Runner-Up in 2012.

During his tenure as head coach, ONU has been nationally-ranked in 2000, 2002 and 2006-09, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 including its highest ranking as No. 2 in 2012.

Ridenour was recognized by his peers as the 2011 and 2012 NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year.

Ridenour has also been recognized as Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Under his tutelage, the ONU program has reached the OAC Tournament 16 times in the past 19 seasons, earned eight OAC regular season championships and seven conference tournament championships.

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 Past Clinicians have included:

John Bluem, Ohio State University Men’s Head Coach
Pat Ferguson, Wright State University Women’s Head Coach
Vernon Croft, Akron University Women’s Head Coach
Mark Batman, Ohio Northern University Women’s Head Coach – 2011 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
Dr. Jay Martin, Ohio Wesleyan University Men’s Head Coach– 2011 National Coach of the Year
Brent Ridenour, Ohio Northern University Men’s Head Coach – 2011 and 2012 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year and Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
Dave Knapp, Ohio Northern University Goalkeeper Trainer
Kris Bertsch, Xavier University Men’s Associate Head Coach
Dennis Currier, University of Dayton Men’s Head Coach



Can’t Make it to a Camp or Clinic?

Want More Ways to Teach the ONU Way?

The Coaching Staff of Polar Bear Soccer Camps and Ohio Northern University has paired up with Championship Productions to bring you 4 different themed training sessions on DVD or digital download.

These videos contain exercises used every day at the collegiate level and have been recorded, with audio commentary, so that you can implement them in your next practice!

Coaching DVDs

The topics of the DVD’s include:

Building to Win: Attacking Out of the Back
Creating to Win: Attacking in the Final Third
Connecting to Win: Putting It All Together
Working to Win: Fitness with the Ball
Click on each of the above titles to learn more about each topic or click here to see the entire series!