I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to help coach and mentor 7, 8, and 9 year olds in competitive soccer with Ballistic United Soccer Club for the past four years . While I played seven years of competitive soccer growing up in Danville, I stopped playing soccer in high school to pursue golf. It wasn’t until I started playing adult soccer in my late 20s that I realized coaching youth soccer might be fun. To be honest, I never thought of being a coach until I ran into an old friend who was a coach himself. To make a long story short, that friend of mine asked me if I was interested in coaching youth soccer and I said yes. Several certifications, countless coaches meetings, & hundreds training sessions later I’m in my 10thyear coaching division 1 youth soccer and I love it. It was obvious from the beginning that coaching would be fun, but little did I know that it would be so rewarding to help youngsters not only become better soccer players, but also become more responsible & motivated in their every day lives!