SOCCER INSTRUCTORS

Lloyd E. Young Jr

Lloyd E. Young Jr

Soccer Instructor Focusing on Ages 4-9 including Lessons, Small Groups, Academy
    • Three years ago I have been on the fast track with the USSF (Unites States Soccer Federation) in getting Licensed E & F as a Coach, currently holding a D License, I have pasted the National D license course with a Provisional Status.
    • Been helping with the local Hopkinsville YMCA Soccer program by giving my time to coach in the Fall, Spring and Summer Indoor and Outdoor programs for the last 10 years.
    • In 2017 spring/summer year, I did start and coached the 03 WDQ (WARRIORS DON’T QUIT) recreational traveling team. They place third in Kentucky (2003 Silver 3v3Live Tour). This co-ed 6 man team consisted of three boys/three girls ages 11 thru 14. Always having to play up in their group and accepting the challenge, they had fun playing very skilled club level teams.

Coaching Philosophy

I have used and combined multiple goals from other coaches philosophy’s’ that I believe are true and are needed. I give credit to them for helping me with this combined philosophy.

    • Short-term objectives: Learn soccer skills and tactics and have fun.
    • Long-term objectives: Learn all aspects of soccer in order to play at the competitive level.
    • Unlike other sports, which may use sets of plays and demands far fewer individual decisions on the part of the players during a game, soccer has few set plays and demands hundreds of individual decisions on the part of players. We will be focusing on fundamentals (ball skills) and decision-making (tactics). Good fundamentals are maximized by using as many activities as possible with each player working with a ball.
    • Good decision-making is maximized by using as many activities as possible employing small groups.
    • Scrimmaging puts the whole game together and is fun. All players are expected to learn all skills and all of the positions.
    • Winning games is not considered to be a primary objective. Winning is considered to be the result of the application of good ball skills and good tactics.
    • Good ball skills demand the use of both feet with equal ability. Since many players demonstrate the use of a dominant leg at a very early age, emphasis must be added during all drills to force the use of the non-dominant or “weaker” leg.
    • Good tactics demand the ability to think and to react quickly. Whereas the coach can teach and drill tactics and proper decision-making, it is the players themselves who must achieve a true mental understanding of what is expected.

Background

Being born in West Germany to a US Solder and a German mother, the sport of choice was Soccer. As a young child I played in DYA (Dependent Youth Associations) Soccer Clubs where my father was stationed. As I grow up I have had the pleasure to play on local town Club teams within the local economy. And now as a parent myself, I have been the father that assisted coaching my son and daughters’ YMCA team for the last 10 years and been the head coach for them the last four seasons (Spring, Summer 3v3, Fall, Winter Indoor 3v3) for my kid’s team at the local YMCA.

Call 931-896-2000 to check on private lesson availability.

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Willy Cruz

Willy Cruz

Soccer Instructor Focusing on Ages 10 & Up including Lessons, Small Groups, Academy and Leagues

Playing Experience

  • Mexican League
  • Cruz Azul LMX 2008-2009
  • Pumas LMX 2009-2010
  • Pachuca LMX 2010-2011
  • Nashville Metros 2011

Coaching Experience

  • St Marys Catholic School 2012-2014
  • Madison Academic High School 2014-2016 ​​​​​

Coaching Accolades

St Marys Catholic

  • West TN Regional Champions 2013​​
  • Regional Coach of the year 2013​​

Madison Academic

  • Regional Coach of the year 2015
  • Regional Coach of the year 2016
  • West TN Regional Champions 2016
  • 2016 TSSAA State Tournament

Call 931-896-2000 to check on private lesson availability.

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