Boys U-06 White: Welcome

Downtown LVSC 04 White

Coach, Gerald Kearney (H) 395-8545, (E) highbury@embarqmail.com

Coach, Dana Kearney (H) 395-8545, (E) highbury@embarqmail.com

 

Gerald Kearney: Coaching Background,

Philosophy Soccer Coaching Experience:-         Chaparral H.S. Varsity Soccer Men’s Head Coach (2008-Present)-         Competitive Soccer Club Coach (2002-2008)(Premier, Las Vegas Lions) Boys U12-U-15-         Bonanza H.S. Varsity Soccer Men’s Head Coach (2002-2007) -         Bonanza H.S. Varsity Soccer Women’s Head Coach (2002-2007)-         Bonanza H.S. Junior Varsity Men’s Head Coach (1996-2002)-         Bonanza H.S. Junior Varsity Women’s Head Coach (1998-2002)-         Recreation Soccer Coach (1990-1999)-         Coerver Soccer Camp Instructor/Coach (2005-present)-         Coached in Australia Kanga Cup 2002 & 2004-         Coached in The Brazilian Cup 2003-         Coached in the Harlem Cup in Holland 2006 & 2007-         Athletic Director for People to People Sports Ambassador program 2006-2007-         Conduct Personal Soccer Training   

Education:-         BS Physical Education University of Nevada Las Vegas-         MA in Education Lesley University-         Advanced studies for coaches certification Touro University-Nevada-         New Dimensions in Athletics certification Southern Utah University-         First Aid and CPR certified-         USSF National “C” License 2007-         USSF National “D” License 2005-         Coaching Certificate from Centro de Futbol Soccer Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2003-         Trained at Mt. Albert Soccer School in New Zealand-         Observed training sessions: Brazil youth and U-20 National teams and youth/Ajax in Holland

Honors/Awards·        2003-2004 Coach of the year Women’s Soccer Bonanza H.S.·        2004-2005 Coach of the year Women’s Soccer Bonanza H.S.·        2004-2005 Coach of the year Men’s Soccer Bonanza H.S.·        Coached 2004 Nevada State Champions Women’s Bonanza H.S.·        Coached 2004-2005 Men’s to an undefeated regular season , JZ-3 Tournament championship and a Semi-finalist in the State Championship·        Won Four Southwest Division Titles from 2002-2007 Three with the women’s one with the men’s·        Two time MVP and Team Captain at Clark HS (1980-1983)·        Played on the Nevada State Select Team (ODP) 

PhilosophyFun comes first!  When I was in Holland they had a saying “without pleasure there can be no progress”.  For children, the enjoyment of the game is the most important reason to take part in practice and competition.  But what makes it fun and exciting?  A variety of exercises and games and as much contact with the ball as possible.   

Kids don’t make “mistakes”; they’re gathering experience.  It’s my job to ensure a positive atmosphere free from fear at practice and matches.  It’s completely inappropriate to criticize performance at this age level.  I encourage them and show ways to solve the problem.