GU13 Coach Lance Horton, Fusion FC
Lance grew up playing youth soccer in Vancouver, Washington. He played under the same coach from the age of 6 to 18. He was recruited out of high school and played four years of NAIA soccer for George Fox University (1986-1990) as the starting sweeper. He was selected to the NAIA all conference team (1987-1990) and functioned as Team Captain his senior year of play. He coached the University's men’s second string during the 1991 season. He has coached in the Sno-King Rec league since 2004; coaching a variety of youth teams. He currently plays co-rec, GSSL, and indoor soccer. He lives with his wife, Julie and two daughters, Abby & Riley, in Edmonds, Washington. "I love the sport of soccer and the life lessons the sport has instilled in me."
The primary objective of my coaching is to make the sport and team interactions fun, enjoyable, and instill a strong work ethic. I believe that for young athletes to evolve, and continue playing, they must have passion for the sport and a love of the game, win or lose. My coaching style is interactive and I participate in the field of play. I also expect the highest ethical behavior during practice and game play. I believe in developing the play as a cohesive team, moving the ball forward with overlapping runs and quickly responding with defensive pressure. I want to develop a team that knows how to move off the ball, are quick decision makers, and executes play as a cohesive team.
My favorite national team and type of play: German National Team
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BU13 Coach Greg Smith, FCE Forza
Greg Smith grew up playing youth soccer in Redmond and Woodinville from second grade on into high school and college intermurals, watching the NASL Sounders, attending camp after camp, and developing a life-long love of the game. He has been coaching rec soccer for the past six years at Sno-King (and will continue at the rec level with his daughter just starting out.) He has been a volunteer with Northwest Nationals, where his oldest son is wrapping up his third season of premier play. Greg also has coached baseball at Pacific Little League for the past six seasons.
I preach the rewards of working hard for yourself and for your teammates, both on the field and on your own time. I believe in positive reinforcement, specific instruction where needed, and knowing when to step back and let the game teach itself. My training sessions emphasize skills development and combination play, reinforced with competitive activities that allow players to apply techniques and concepts in game-like situations at game-speed.
“There are many people, particularly in sports who think that success and excellence is the same thing and they are not the same thing. Excellence is something that is lasting and dependable and largely within a person’s control. In contrast, success is perishable and is often outside our control… If you strive for excellence, you will probably be successful eventually… people who put excellence in first place have the patience to end up with success…”
- Joe Paterno – Penn State football coach – 1990
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GU14 Coach Jim Beirne, FCE Strikers
Jim is an experienced, proven youth soccer coach with coaching and playing experience at the youth and collegiate levels. A former co owner of Shoot Soccer Schools, he has spent many hours on and off the field developing teams and players from youth to adult. He has worked with Winning Edge and served as the Director of Camps for Run to Win Outreach where he also worked with professional and collegiate athletes and teams. Jim holds a USSF National "C" license. Jim lives with his wife and four daughters in Edmonds.
To promote a love for the game of soccer and create a team atmosphere that understands, encourages, and rewards all aspects of the game. To teach skills that extend well beyond the soccer field.
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BU15 Coach Gary McIntosh, FCE Boo-Yahs
A life long soccer player, Gary moved to the Northwest several years ago to Coach the men's soccer program at Northwest University, where he currently serves as Athletic Director and Head Coach Men's Soccer.
Boo-Yahs are building for long term success, meaning winning championships. Gary takes over for Dan Porter who founded the team as the 2009 BU11 SK Boo-Yahs, playing up an age group in U12. The team moved to District Select the following year and continue to build and win. Immediate goals are to win the State Cup, win our league, defend our title at the Diadora cup, and capture additional tournament titles.
Focus is on coaching good fundamentals of control, accuracy, conditioning, team play, and uniting the team as a whole. You win as a team and lose as a team, and in that, you continue to build each other up as a team. Players will learn: Team comes first.
Team Motto: Accountability~Respect~Leadership~Teamwork~
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GU15 Coach Alvin Little, FCE Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot consists of a team of coaches. The team was founded at SKYC Rec GU7 by Alvin and JoAnne Little; the team was then called the SK Blue Angels. Coach Little is the Head Coach and Administrator of the team; he is also a State Certified Grade 8 Referee and USSF State certified coach . Coach John Lowdon assists the team and brings years of premier soccer playing experience (including a State Championship). Coach Ron Johnson also assists and has played overseas at the international level as well as NCAA Division 1 for the University of Washington; where he played defense. Coach Deidre Ducheane is an accomplished Varisty/AAU Basketball Coach and owner of Local's Gym in Alderwood, where she trains the team in strength and conditioning.
The team began their Select track record at U11 when they played up to U12 Division 1 Rec in the NCYSA intertie and took 1st place. They competed in the Rec State Cup, President's Cup, and were crowned #1 Rec team in the State. In their official Select debut year they won several tournaments, culminating in them being crowned 2010 GU-12 Washington State Commisioners Cup Champions. They continued strong in 2011 going to the final-four in the WYS Challenge Cup-Div 1 Premier. Quiet Riot plays in the Super-League of the Puget Sound Premier League.
My focus is on fundamentals and work ethic. We are a team that constantly works on conditioning, ball control, passing and communication. I want my girls to develop healthy, strong bodies and for them to know that thats perfectly ok...and I foster that by bringing in role models for training/clinics, and consistently push the girls to their limits. We also do lots of family gatherings as a team, to let the girls understand that athletics and family are often intertwined...sometimes dysfunctional=), but the connection is there. My final goal for them is to have fun, enjoy their teammates and this experience...THEN...give something back to the community that has embraced them.....Coach Alvin
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BU15 Coach Darrell Hamilton, Cobras
Experience: YOUTH - 1980-2008 SnoKing Rec; 1996 - 1998 NW Nations Premier U18 and U19; HIGH SCHOOL - 1994-1998 Meadowdale HS JV Girls and Assistant Varsity Coach, 1997-2006 Meadowdale Boys Varsity Head Coach, 2003 - 3rd place State, 2004 - State Champions; 2008-2011 FC Edmonds Select Coach
Personal: Coach Hamilton grew up in Bellingham and went to college in Illinois. He graduated with a BA from Aurora College where he played 3 years of varsity soccer and earned a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University. He taught school for 6 yrs in Illinois before moving back to Washington and teaching in the Shoreline School District. He began his 31 yrs of coaching in 1980 with the Edmonds/Lynnwood Youth Club, now known as SnoKing. The Cobras started in 2002 as a rec team with SnoKing and in 2008 became the first boys U11 select team at SnoKing. The current Cobras team still has players from that first rec team and has added players from other other teams as well as through tryouts.
Philosophy: Over the years I have recognized that coaching kids at any level creates the opportunity to help teach soccer skills. That is part of the responsibility of coaching. I have also learned it is just as important to help teach sportsmanship (as a team we are viewed by others by our actions both on and off the field), life skills (the decisions you make while playing or personally off the field have consequences) and that playing soccer should be fun. Winning is important and our team goal is to win. How you act when you win and how you act when you lose is a reflection of you as a team and me as a coach.
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BU16 Coach Bob Gregory, FCE Hurricane firstname.lastname@example.org
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