about coach

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william block

education

  • United States Air Force Academy – BS
  • University of Colorado – MBA

competitive history

  • Intercollegiate Rifle
  • Club Team Handball at the National level
  • Club & Intramural Soccer
  • Intramural Rugby
  • Intramural Swim Team

coaching experience

  • Developed and taught the youth Aikido program for Pikes Peak Aikido for 7 years
  • Coached 9 years of developmental and competitive soccer for Pride (U6 to U15)
  • Solid track record for developing girls for Pride’s competitive program with players playing on:
    • Copa ’00, ’04
    • United ’00, ’02, ’04
    • Red ’00, ’01, ’02, ’04
    • White ’01

licensing

  • US Soccer Federation: “D”
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Level 6

coaching philosophy & guiding principles

Passion (strong, barely controllable emotion)

I want to instill a lifelong Passion for soccer in the players I coach and use that to develop the players that can and will perform at their best.

Purpose (to work diligently towards one’s intent or goal)

Players must play with Purpose at practice and at games and take responsibility for their own soccer development.

Pluck (courageousness, readiness to continue against the odds).

Others call it “grit”. Players need to develop mental and physical toughness to play at a high-level in competitive sports. “Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.”

Personal Responsibility (own your soccer)

If you want to be on a better soccer team then start with the one you’re on, be the best soccer player you can be, and inspire your teammates through your example.

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