TEAMS: 2011 Boys and 2012-2013 Boys Green/White
Soccer is the most free-flowing and dynamic sport in the world, and I love and feel privileged to be able to coach it. Over the past seven years, I've coached both boys' and girls' soccer. I originally started coaching my son's kindergarten team when they needed someone to lead. I've recently become part of the NYS coaching staff, and I've delved deeper into how to teach this beautiful sport. Last spring, I earned my US Soccer D License, and I have never stopped seeking out additional coaching education.
In youth sports, I believe that fun and competition are integral in building passion. My primary focus is on team and individual development, with the goal of inspiring my players to approach the game with heart, passion, and intensity. I instill in them the importance of maintaining possession rather than booting the ball down the field.
I encourage a competitive spirit and work to foster a thirst for continuous growth and learning among my players. I love nothing more than watching my players realize their strengths and overcome their self-imposed "weaknesses". I work closely with each player to identify their strengths while encouraging them to explore areas where I see untapped potential.
Win or lose, I firmly believe that every match offers valuable lessons. Adversity provides the greatest opportunities for learning and growth. I encourage my players to reflect on their experiences as a group, whether it's a game or practice session. Players not only learn from their coach but often also from each other.
Communication is at the core of my coaching philosophy. I prioritize keeping players' families well-informed about our team's progress and development. I’m proud to have the opportunity to coach youth in our community and nourish their love of soccer.