Youth Soccer

Harbor Soccer Club hires Assistant DOC, Youth Director

harbor_premierGIG HARBOR, WA — Harbor FC (www.gigharborsoccer.com) has released the following announcement in regards to two newly created and filled positions.

In keeping with the on going improvement and enhancement efforts of Director of Coaching Neil Megson, Harbor Soccer Club is excited to announce the creation of two new positions, strengthening our commitment to the development of our players and club, now and in the future.

Assistant Director of Coaching

Jason Jarrett has been hired as the new Harbor Soccer Club Assistant Director of Coaching. Jason holds his USSF A License as well as USSF National Youth License. For the last several years, he has coached multiple Harbor Premier teams while working full-time as a general manager in the health & fitness industry. The decision to bring Jason onboard full time allows him to combine his business background with his soccer knowledge and expertise as both a player and a coach, and makes him a perfect candidate for this position. Jason will assist Director of Coaching Neil Megson in all club decisions as well as oversee club development; implementing new programs such as Youth Training (community program providing training to all who are interested), RCL Jr Academy, SAQ training (Speed, Agility, Quickness), College Assistance Program (assisting college bound players in the world of recruiting), Advanced Training (small-group, position specific training) and Team Community Service involvement. Jason will also be directly involved with the Youth Director, increasing the focus on programs U11 and below overseeing curriculum, attending training sessions, and meeting with the coaches of these age groups on a frequent basis. In addition to the certifications mentioned above, Jason is a graduate of Gonzaga University where he attained his degree in history and certifications to teach at the elementary and secondary levels. He also holds personal training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Council of Strength & Fitness.

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Youth Director

Shawn Alire has been hired as the new Harbor Soccer Club Youth Director. Shawn holds his USSF A License and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our youngest ages. In addition to coaching his Premier teams, Shawn will focus on the development of all players and teams in the U11 and below age groups. His responsibilities include curriculum and lesson plan design and implementation, overseeing training sessions of all teams below U11, and regular communication with parents regarding club goals. He will also provide the vision, planning, and execution of Youth Training through camps, jamborees, and special events for the younger ages. Shawn will also work to bridge the gap between the Harbor Recreational Soccer program and Harbor Premier by assisting in the education and on-field training of recreational program coaches. Shawn’s playing career has spanned over 20 years beginning with youth ODP state teams, regional teams, national teams and collegiately he played at Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara University he won a Division 1 National Championship and a World Championship. Shawn has been coaching youth soccer for over 20 years and is a perfect fit to strengthen our club in these important ages of growth.

Harbor Soccer’s renewed commitment to these younger age groups is already becoming evident as Harbor Premier G01 and B03 teams have earned promotion to Division 1, and the G03 team finished in first place of Division 1for both the fall 2013 sand spring 2014 season. These two new positions are paramount in continuing this development of younger, skilled players. Harbor Soccer Club and Harbor Premier are very excited to have both Jason and Shawn join us in these expanded roles and take this commitment even further. Both will continue to coach their current teams as well as take on these responsibilities. We look forward to even greater growth and development for our players and for our club as these positions unfold.

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