Coaches of the Month – June 2013

Congratulations to Joe Devenuta, the June 2013 Eclipse Head Coach of the Month, and Jimmy Adranly, the June 2013 Eclipse Assistant Coach of the Month!

Head Coach of the Month
IMG_5794-low-300x200Joe Devenuta joined Eclipse in 2012 when he took over as the head coach of the U14 boys team. Joe brought in a coaching style that helped the boys develop their individual skills and improve dramatically as a team over the course of the season. For the 2013 season, Joe has continued with his boys into the U15 age group and also took over as the coach of the U12 Boys Solar team. Joe connects very well with his players, creating a bond of trust that gives his players the confidence they need to develop and succeed. Joe says his favorite part of coaching his Eclipse players is the high amount of energy they bring to the field. His goal for the season is to ensure that every individual player and both of his teams show improvement.

 

Assistant Coach of the Month
photo-2-300x225Jimmy Adranly proved to be one of the club’s best new head coaches during the 2012 season when he coached the U11 Lunar Boys team, but this season Jimmy has spread his time and effort out a bit more across the club. While Jimmy still serves as a co-coach for his boys team (now U12), he has been an active assistant coach with the Future Eclipse program, been working as one of the club’s goalkeeping coaches and coached a variety of other Eclipse teams’ practices already this summer. With a coaching style that combines command and excitement, Jimmy has continued to help his boys team improve, but he has also developed his style to benefit Eclipse players of all ages and genders. Jimmy says his favorite part about coaching at Eclipse is the freedom he has to coach in his own style while receiving support from the staff. His goals for this season are to make sure all of the players he works with are having fun and learning to love the game of soccer.