Bio/Resume

steve_y

Licenses

 

  • National E License
  • National D License
  • Coerver Coaching Diploma
  • Calsouth Youth Diploma
  • National C License

 

Experience

 

  • 1973/75 signed on schoolboy forms for professional club Port Vale in the English Third Division (equivalent to US MLS).
  • 1975/76 represented the British Royal Navy world-wide and captained the youth team on tour
  • 1981 – Came to the US to coach soccer. Head of coaching for John Napier Soccer Camps (10 years)
  • 80’s – Coached Orange Glen High School
  • 80’s – Played in the San Diego 1st Division – Fitness coach for the team
  • 80’s – Director of Coaching for Rancho Bernardo Hornets (now named FC San Diego, or most recently San Diego Soccer Club)
  • 80’s – Coach of Hornets AAA BU12 thru BU14 – Honors: San Diego County Champions, State Cup Finalists, won or came 2nd in every tournament we entered over the years together.
  • 80’s – Adult Fitness Instructor for The Golden Door Health Spa in Escondido. Offered the position as Head of Men’s Fitness Program on Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship – declined.
  • 80’s – Manager/Instructor Nautilus Fitness Center
  • 2010 – Coach for FC Heat
  • 2010-2013 – Took a recreational team to Premier competitive within 4 years, in that time in every tournament we entered we made the final with the exception of the State Cup.
  • 2010-2013 – Coached 2 boys teams winning 8 Championships, 11 Finalists/Runner’s Up and finishing in the last 16 of the State Cup
  • 2013 – Appointed Director of Coaching FC Heat Soccer Club
  • 2015 – B2002 Coach – Team achieved 4 Championships and 2 Runner’s Up
  • 2015 – Visited China with Heat BU15 Team
  • 2016 – B2001 Coach – Team achieved 4 Championships and 2 Runner’s Up and 1                     Divisional Title (unbeaten)
  • 2016 – B2002 Coach – Team achieved 1 Championship and 2 Runner’s Up

 

 

 

Coaching Methods and Philosophy

 

It is my firm belief that in order to build a good team, all players’ individual skills have to be developed first. I coach by demonstration. I do not expect players to perform skills that I cannot clearly demonstrate myself. I am punctual, work hard and have fun.

I teach a disciplined course which is based more on rewards and positive reinforcement rather than punishment. My approach has always been to build confidence and self-esteem. I communicate with children of any age at their level and use exercises and activities which promote achievement and the mastering of that particular skill.

I expect players to give 100% both in practice and in the game, not forgetting that it is only a game and they are still children.

 

I teach every player every position and every team member plays an equal amount of time on the field. Enjoyment, improvement and player development are priority and winning at all costs takes a second seat.

 

In my opinion, winning will become a natural occurrence when the players become proficient while enjoying their game.

 

Many of life’s skills can be taught by a good sports coach. I am a constant goal-setter and always push to be a high-achiever, I am a business owner, I have a black-belt in taekwondo, I am a licensed pilot, and I am as fit at 60 years-old as I was at 30 years-old.

 

I thoroughly enjoy being the Director of Coaching for the Heat Organization, which strives to make the soccer experience a truly great one for all players of all ages.

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