June 2019 Coaches and Ref of the Month

Congratulations to John, Alex and Ethan for earning our monthly honors for June 2019!

IMG_0802Head Coach of the Month: John Nakanishi

John is in his fifth season as a head coach for Eclipse and his second season as our U11-U14 Girls Age Group Director. As the head coach for our 2007 Girls and 2006 Girls Solar Red teams this season, John has created a positive growth environment for the players from the start. Via his excellent communication with both players and parents, John helps his players set individual and team goals and stick to them throughout the season. He sets high expectations for his players but is always there to support them along the way.

Alex AvelarAssistant Coach of the Month: Alex Avelar

Alex is in his first season with Eclipse after starting with us this past Spring Program. He is one of our busiest assistant coaches, as he spends time working with 2003 Boys, 2005 Girls, 2006 Girls Solar Black, 2008 Boys, 2008 Girls Solar, and 2010 Girls Solar Red. His calm demeanor and knowledge of the game allow him to connect with the players while providing valuable feedback.

Referee of the Month: Ethan Luckenbach

Ethan continues to be one of our club’s strongest youth referees with growth and improvement showing as he gains more experience. He was a referee at six Eclipse games in June for a variety of teams.