Coaches of the Month – July 2013

Congratulations to Danielle Johnson, the July 2013 Eclipse Head Coach of the Month, and Rodrigo Diaz-Valdes, the July 2013 Eclipse Assistant Coach of the Month!

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Our Head Coach of the Month for July 2013 is Danielle Johnson. Danielle is in her first year as a head coach for Eclipse and is off to a great start. Taking over the U14 Girls Lunar and U12 Girls Solar teams for the 2013 season, Danielle has brought the perfect mix of intensity and fun to her teams’ practices. As a professional player with the Bay Area Breeze, Danielle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the girls she coaches. Her passion for the game rubs off on her teams, as her players come to the field excited and ready to play. At the Sonoma tournament, both of her teams played extremely well and continue to improve from practice to practice.

Assistant Coach of the Month

Our Assistant Coach of the Month for July 2013 is Rodrigo Diaz-Valdes. Rodrigo is in his third year as an assistant coach for Eclipse and in his second year working with the U10 Boys team. Rodrigo takes the initiative to work with players individually, while head coach Mazi leads the team at practices. When head coach Mazi misses a practice, the team doesn’t miss a beat, as Rodrigo plans a practice session based off of the team’s development plan and runs it at a level of an experienced head coach. The team will miss Rodrigo as he heads off to start his college soccer playing career at Westmont University.