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Shaler Soccer Club

Shaler Soccer Club

Benefits of Volunteering to Coach

  • Connect with your child and your community

The top reason parents volunteer to coach soccer is to connect with their child in a new way. As the backbone of the soccer team, coaches are highly influential mentors and teachers in the lives of their players. Team bonding events can provide an opportunity to become closer to your own child. By showing your child a commitment to volunteering and to their passion for soccer, you will help motivate them to be generous and supportive in their own lives. 

In addition, coaching soccer puts you at the forefront of building relationships with other coaches and parents with kids of similar age and gender. As part of your role as coach, you are in consistent contact with many of the parents throughout the season. Many times, lifetime friendships grow between the families on a team.

  • Teach (and re-learn!) valuable life lessons

Every player’s individual development is our top priority as an organization. Yes, development includes the technical, tactical, and physical soccer skills a player learns, but it also includes the psycho-social life lessons that make our players strong leaders and teammates. From quick and correct decision making to a hard-working attitude, these attributes will extend from the soccer field into a child’s life. As a coach, you’ll be expected to display these characteristics in your coaching and mentorship as well. The good sportsmanship and respect a coach shows will resonate with each player, helping shape the way they respond to situations in their future. 

  • Develop new skills

The Shaler Soccer Club continues to develop our coaching support model for at every level of our Club. Each program, from 4-years-old to teenagers, provides coaches with program-specific resources to help successfully engage and develop players to reach their full potential.

  • Find a sense of pride in your accomplishments

Coaching youth soccer is not all that different than running a race or working on a project at work. As you lead a group of children to success, you’ll find yourself feeling pride in their growth and accomplishments. As a coach, you’ll see firsthand as players conquer individual development objectives, from specific soccer techniques to psycho-social growth. And yes, you’ll have an extra reason to celebrate on the days your team wins games. 

  • Refreshing fun and exercise

It is no secret that running around outside is good for our health. While coaching soccer, you often don’t even notice how much exercise you are getting because you’ll be engaged with the children. This type of exercise is so refreshing after a long day of work and gives you the opportunity to not only connect with the kids, but with yourself. On top of everything, coaching soccer is FUN, which is sometimes exactly what we need.

Coaches

U4 Lil Kickers
Nicholas Druga (Head Coach) Jamie Druga (Assistant Coach) 

U5
Harold Schmidt (Head Coach) 
Kevin Lutz (Assistant Coach) 
Bill Mitchell (Head Coach) 
Samantha Adams (Assistant Coach)

U6
Nicholas Druga (Head Coach) Andre Lopes (Assistant Coach) 
Juliana McDermott (Head Coach) 
Michael McElhone (Head Coach)
Jason Quinn (Head Coach) Jamie Cravotta (Assistant Coach) 

U8 Girls
Justin Rupert (Head Coach) James Spagnolo (Assistant Coach) 
Kevin Lutz (Head Coach)  Matt Hoying (Assistant Coach) 
Bethanky Demore (Head Coach) Joe Demore (Assistant Coach) 
Kayla Watkins (Head Coach) Rich OBrien (Assistant Coach) 

U8 Boys
Jason Drum (Head Coach) Colleen Calvin (Assistant Coach) 
Michael Mitchell (Head Coach) DJ Masartis (Assistant Coach)
Juliana McDermott (Head Coach)  Justin Renda (Assistant Coach) 
Bill Mitchell (Head Coach) Michael Defiore (Assistant Coach)

U10 Girls
Tony Caporuscio (Head Coach) Gabriel Derr (Assistant Coach)
Brandon Walker (Head Coach) Todd Blauvelt (Assistant Coach)
Scott Boyd (Head Coach) Randy Poliziani (Assistant Coach)

U10 Boys
Nicholas Druga (Head Coach) Clay Rios (Assistant Coach) 
Antonio Leombruno (Head Coach) Stacie Slater (Assistant Coach) 
Tara Ronel (Head Coach)  Josh Dabbs(Assistant Coach) 
Christina Wojtowicz (Head Coach) JJ Jarosinski (Assistant Coach)

U12 Girls
Michael Bianchi (Head Coach) Courtney Bianchi (Assistant Coach)
Marsha Simek (Head Coach) Ken Grabowski (Assistant Coach)

U12 Boys
Jason Quinn (Head Coach) Jim Marsula (Assistant Coach) 
Clay Rios (Head Coach) Martin Fellows (Assistant Coach) 
Keely Sidick (Head Coach) Anne Marie Adler (Assistant Coach) 

U14 Girls
Bryan Crider (Head Coach) Caleb Paladin (Assistant Coach)
 

Contact Us

Shaler Soccer Club

P.O. Box 342 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15116

Email Us: [email protected]
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