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MEET THE COACH

Aimee Thayer-Garcia 

aimeeandangel@gmail.com


Coaching Experience

Licence

United States Soccer Federation “E” License

Current Teams

Assistant Coach of SCCYSC Jaws 09 Blue

Past Experience

2013- Present: Coached with Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club

Aimee-Garcia

Coaching Philosophy

My areas of focus are centered around team growth and harmony, individual player development, and managing expectations for both players and their families. As a coach of younger players in the developmental phase, I think it’s important to instill values such as commitment and a strong work ethic at this young age. Skill can present itself in many ways in a player, be it a natural ability or learned.  Without a solid working foundation of positive core values in a player, skill can easily be wasted. I am looking for commitment to be present and clear demonstration of individual effort.

Players come first. It’s important that players want to come back year after year.  I strive to create a positive and safe environment where players can develop, mature, and learn through trial and error. It takes time for players to learn how to play as a team. If there’s an ever-evolving roster, a team will be much more challenged in developing a level of harmony and trust that’s required for a successful competitive team. It’s important to create a balance between developing the team and also developing individual player skills.

I believe we are teaching players more than just how to play competitive soccer. Through soccer we can teach them life skills such as accountability, time management, commitment, empathy and humility.