posted on January 09, 2013 00:23
Kentucky Fire Juniors Boys Director of Coaching John Michael Hayden recently traveled to Lakewood Ranch, Florida in an attempt to obtain the United States Soccer Federation National “A” License. The National “A” License is the highest form of coaching education in the United States and consists of approximately 30 classroom hours and 40 field session hours. Eligibility into the course in earned through a minimum of 1 year holding of the USSF National “B “ License. John Michael who joined MVSC now the KY Fire back in 2010 has been a valuable asset to the program and it is our distinct pleasure to congratulate him on recently gathering the National “A” License.
As a club we are fortunate to house now 6 accredited National “A” Licensed coaches:
Mike Dickey- Club Technical Director
John Michael Hayden- Boys Director of Coaching
Jonathan Velotta- Club Director of Coaching Head Coach
Dale Helfrich- u15-u16 Age Group Coordinator
Jeremy Proud- Youth GK Director
Ken Lolla- 97’ Boys Coach
We are also pleased to say that a number of our other coaches currently hold the USSF National “B” or NSCAA equivalent.
Tim Nowak- Girls Director of Coaching
Brock Hickam- u10-u12 Boys Age Group Coordinator
Thabiso Khumalo- 94’/95’ Boys Coach
David Horne- 97’ Boys Coach
Rob Zoeller- 98’ Girls Coach
The Kentucky Fire Juniors is committed to giving its players the best coaching possible and we encourage every coach to further their own coaching education. We feel by supplying this level of coaching our players will be taught the game in the appropriate manner which will better prepare them for wherever their careers may take them.