Directors of Coaching

Avonworth Hires Directors of Coaching

August 2012

Avonworth Soccer Association is proud to announce the addition of the boys and girls Director of Coaching. At the March 19th Board meeting JC Mahan and Tom Angell were hired as ASA’s first Directors of Coaching by unanimous decision.

Avonworth Soccer Association was formed in 2005 to serve the soccer youth in the Avonworth, and Northgate school districts. The organization’s mission is to bring the youth in our area the best possible soccer training since it was formed in 2005. ASA’s President Joe Schaper said, “we interviewed many candidates for the position and are extremely pleased with the two Director approach. These two individuals will help us to have our Directors of coaching cover the 20+ boys and girls teams ASA will fielding this spring. Both JC and Tom know the children in our organization and will be bringing a rich history of supporting ASA in the past”. Tom Angel currently coaches the Avonworth High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team and JC is currently the Head Coach of the Avonworth High School Girls Varsity Soccer team.

Most community soccer organizations do not have the bandwidth to provide this level of quality and experienced individuals in this position. Typically, this is only found in cup or Olympic development organizations. Families involved in these organizations do not find it unusual to pay upwards of $2000 per year per child to participate. ASA is proud to provide this expertise as part of the low normal registration fees.

The Directors of Coaching will be responsible for creating a curriculum for all age groups, training ASA coaches to fulfill the curriculum milestones, and advising families on other opportunities found in camps, clinics and cup teams. Mr. Schaper stated, “The DOC’s will be our coaches’ coaches, and we are pleased with the selection of Tom and JC because it will add continuity between ASA and the Avonworth High School programs”.

“This shows ASA’s commitment to bring the best possible youth training, and I believe this raises the bar for all community soccer organizations in the region”, Joe Schaper was quoted as saying.

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