Stony Brook Soccer Club Expands, Seeks Coaches

Organization has close to 1,300 children registered in its programs.

The Stony Brook Soccer Club, an organization that has been around for more than 30 years, has added travel teams and intramural teams and is seeking four to six more coaches, according to Coaching Director Mark Nash.

Coaches must have licenses from the NSCAA, USSF, LIJSL organizations or an equivalent. Coaching positions are paid positions and will instruct children first in the Players' Academy. The Stony Brook Soccer Club follows "an organized training program with a curriculum," Nash said.

"We hope that anyone that comes along will enjoy working with the kids. It’s the reason we all come together," he said.

He said he is hoping to have the coaches in place by the end of July.

"We’re great believers in that we don’t want to devlop soccer players, we want to develop people. All-around good people who understand what sportsmanship is," said Nash, who has two children who play in the program.

The soccer club has 35 travel teams, with more on the intramural side, set to start practicing in mid-August.

The organization has also welcomed a partnership with a company that will provide videos for learning purposes, Nash said.

"We feel that it’s going to be a much bigger value for the kids if they go forward," he said. "These videos come from professional clubs based around the world. Their sessions have been filmed and they’ve been given to us. [Players] can watch them again and again to get an idea of what were teaching."

If interested in applying for a coaching position, see this website for details.

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