September 2019 Coaches and Refs of the Month

Congratulations to Brandon, Alex, Juliet and Tom for earning our monthly honors for September 2019!

IMG_2484Head Coach of the Month: Brandon Thompson

Our 2010 Boys have seen tremendous growth as players and as people under Brandon’s leadership. Brandon has created an environment where the boys are able to express themselves individually while still maintaining focus and discipline within the group. His positive and supportive tone has resulted in a continuously growing sense of confidence among the boys, resulting in second and third place finishes in their last two tournaments. Despite the on-field success, Brandon has kept the boys focused on their long-term development.

Assistant Coaches of the Month: Alex Avelar and Juliet Adams

DSCF3118If you were at the field at all in September, you probably saw Alex or had him work with your player. Alex was our busiest assistant coach last month, as he helped a wide variety of teams and ran a number of practices for coaches who were out sick. His commitment to the club and our players was most obvious this past weekend, as he made the trek down to our Sunnyvale and Palo Alto tournaments to warm several teams up for their games where the head coach had a conflict with their other team.

img_7301.jpgJuliet has been one of the favorite assistant coaches with the Future Eclipse group for two seasons now. Her ability to break down technical skills for the kids and her interest in coaching has resulted in her being asked to help with older teams this season as well. In addition to her coaching, Juliet is one of the top players on our 01/02 Girls team and the Miramonte High School varsity girls soccer team.

 

Referee of the Month: Tom McIntyre

Tom has been one of our most consistent referees for the last several years. He always goes above and beyond to ensure our teams have a ready and willing referee there. In September, Tom was the referee for 11 games!