About CoachRich8


My second vocation is that of a Professional Soccer Coach.  I coach competitive youth soccer and specialize in skills.  I am also a Certified Speed, Agility and Quickness Coach and run several programs for young athletes.  I not only coach but live a very active and fit lifestyle that includes playing competitive soccer. I am a former High School and College Player who is still very active in Adult Leagues.  I have been associated with the game as a player since Age 6 and as a coach since Age 15.  Locally, in Western, PA, I have been a board member of community-based programs, adult soccer, and Club Soccer.  The programs that have been introduced and created have been so out of a recognition of a need in this area.  The primary goal has been to try to improve the quality of soccer and available training in the Western PA Community.  In many cases, these unique programs have been either the first or only one of their kind in the area.  I have spent the last 12 years assessing the local landscape and offering a different approach to coaching and training.

Credentials:
Former Co-President and Director – SCS United (www.scs-soccer.org) – SCS United was formed in 2016 via combination of PA Crew Academy and Stars United SC
Former Co-Director, PA Crew Soccer Academy (www.crewsoccer.org)
USSF National Youth Coaching License
USSF National D Coaching License
NSCAA Academy Diploma
Ohio Youth Soccer CEP License
Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
3Dimensional Coaching Certified
Regional Director- Coerver United (www.coerverunited.com)
Camp Director, Head Staff Coach – Coerver Camps
Nationally Certified Speed, Agility, and Quickness Coach
Certified Biomechanics Specialist
Certified Core Conditioning Specialist
Crewsers (Program Creator) Skills Instructor
Assistant Commissioner – WPASA Over 30
Assistant Director – PA West Classic League
Former ODP Staff Coach – ’97 Boys, ’96 Boys
Former Executive Board Member – Seneca Valley Soccer Association

The views and opinions on my blog are that of me as a trainer, coach, player, parent and club administrator, they are not necessarily the views of the Club that I Direct.

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