Coaches

Coaches Name: Scott Craft
Where you grew up: Argos, Indiana
Soccer play experience: 3 years high school varsity, 5 years travel/club (1 year at each gold and premier levels); 9 years competitive indoor; 5 years intramural indoor and outdoor; 13 total years adult competitive recreational
Coaching experience: 4 years; Currently – Director of Coaching, IWVSC (2nd term); Head Coach, IWVSC Girls U18; Assistant coach, Lady Burros Varsity (3 years); Formerly – Head Coach IWVSC U14 (3 years); Ridgecrest Rec league Head Coach, Div. 2 (1 year), Div. 4 (1 year); Head/Asst. Coach – Phoenix FC, U14 (1 year)
Coaching philosophy: My philosophy is to impress upon players dedication to, and passion for the game; to instill the technical, tactical, and mental aspects that accompany the game, while also encouraging effort, sportsmanship, and teamwork, as well as an appreciation for coaches, competition, and each other.

Coaches Name: Chris Coster
Where you grew up: Space Coast Of Florida
Soccer playing experience: Couple of seasons as a young kid
Coaching experience: 2 years in Rec League, 2 years club soccer (IWVSC).
Coaching philosophy: Show kids how to accept and rise above challenges, to become positive influences on others in their life, and to grow into contributing members of society, through the love of competition.

Coaches Name: Nick Garcia
Where you grew up: Grants, New Mexico
Soccer play experience: 1 year recreational
Coaching experience: In my second year coaching IWVSC – Assistant coach U10 division. 5 years coaching recreational city soccer ages 5-8.
Coaching philosophy: My goal is to make sure everyone is having fun while learning and improving on new skills. If a player is not having fun while learning at the same time, they won’t last. I am big on sportsmanship and making sure the team mentality is a priority, there is no I in team.

Coaches Name: Kelly Blake
Where you grew up: Harriman, New York
Soccer playing experience: 8 years club soccer, 4 years DII Player at Slippery Rock University of PA, 2 years amateur player for New York Athletic Club
Coaching experience: 6 years Varsity girls soccer head coach (Ridgecrest, CA), 6 years of club soccer ages 8-18 both head and assistant coaching (Scorpions and IWVSC)
Coaching philosophy: To improve technical and tactical soccer skills while encouraging hard work, teamwork, accountability, commitment, and sportsmanship.

Coaches Name: Ken Gilbert
Where you grew up: CA, UT and WA
Soccer playing experience: AYSO in grade school through early teen, college intramural, US Navy rec soccer, lots of indoor experience.
Coaching experience: 3 years of club soccer ages 5-10 both head and assistant coaching (IWVSC)
Coaching philosophy: For the younger players: listening skills, good behavior to coach and others, and basic game of soccer understanding (positioning and footwork).

Coaches Name: Robert Fisher
Where you grew up: Twin Falls, Idaho
Soccer play experience: No playing experience, but a student (fan) of the game
Coaching experience: 1 year of club soccer (IWVSC)
Coaching philosophy: It’s all about the kids, their development, their advancement to keep them playing and keep them challenging themselves.

Coaches Name: Rob Tomlinson
Where you grew up: Ridgecrest, CA
Soccer playing experience: 8 years of competitive club soccer, All League Honors Jr.& Senior Year High School, 2 Years at BYU-Idaho, 2 Years Utah State University
Coaching experience: 2 Years JV High School Boys Coach, 4 years coaching club soccer ages 8-18
Coaching philosophy:  To improve and teach technical soccer skills and improve the understanding of the game.  To instill and honor the love of the game, hard work, dedication, accountability, and drive for excellence on and off the field.
Coaches Name: Phillip Charles Jr.
Where I grew up: Walnut, CA
Soccer Playing Experience: 7 years club soccer, 3 years high school varsity
Coaching Experience: 1-year IWVSC U18, Current Div 1. Rec League coach
Coaching Philosophy: The most important thing, for me, coaching young players is to develop their passion for the game by teaching the technical and tactical fundamentals.

Coaches Name: Brian Hays
Where you grew up: Kennewick, WA
Soccer playing experience: Been playing since I was 6. U-10 – 18 Select and Premier. 4 years high school varsity, 1 year post high school select/premier, Winter indoor competitive soccer during off season, 1 year Washington State University Club, intramural college and Navy outdoor soccer; took 16 year hiatus until had 3 boys who love soccer.
Coaching experience: 1 year City Soccer Div 2, 2019 IWVSC U-10 5 aside, Currently IWVSC U-12
Coaching philosophy: My philosophy is to help teach players fundamentals of soccer along with respect (team mates & coaches), dedication, team work, work ethic, sportsmanship/competition and enhancing athletic abilities while building their character to become positive members of society.

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