High Performance Player Development with Fred Lipka

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For the first time here on Soccer Parenting, we welcome MLS Technical Director Fred Lipka. Fred joins Skye for another High Performance Week interview.

Before heading Stateside and joining up with the MLS back in 2012, Fred had a distinguished career back in his native France. After managing the RC Strasbourg B and First Team, Fred joined up with French side Le Havre - first as their B team manager, before becoming academy manager, training some of the best players in world football - with Riyad Mahrez and Paul Pogba just some of the names under Fred's tutelage. Fred now has a similar position within the MLS, focusing mainly on the MLS NEXT program with some of the best young male players in the country.

We hope you enjoy this latest conversation as part of High Performance Week - interact via the comments box below!