Coach Derrick S
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite team: England and Manchester City
Soccer experience/awards: I’ve been playing soccer since age 5 and received first place awards from age 8-13 and nothing less than second place from age 5-16, playing with the Rosedale Lions.
Nickname: Coach D
Funnies thing a Pro Soccer Kids player has said to you: It’s hard to pick just one funny thing because they do funny things all the time. I enjoy watching them have a great time. However, every class I ask for a joke and very rarely do they have good ones.
Favorite Pro Soccer Kids class activity: I love the “vacation” where I set up islands and the kids dribble to each island. They “set up” island trees using their feet and defend their island in a game at the end. It hones in on dribbling and control skills, as well as nurtures a healthy competitive nature.
Who do you most admire? Kobe Bryant. He has a winning drive and getting the best from his teammates. His go-hard mentality lead to 5 rings and is referred to as the Black Mamba.
Describe yourself in one word: Determined.
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight. Batman has always been my favorite hero. He gets things done on a super hero level while having no super powers and that’s motivating to me.
What’s your favorite thing to do when not coaching? I love to be active- going to the gym, having a backyard football game, or basketball games at the park.
What do you love most about being a soccer coach? My favorite part about coaching is watching kids develop their skills over time. They come in as young and full of energy. I turn them into full fledge soccer players, or on par for where they should be at their age.
We’d be surprised to learn this about you: I attended WVU. This made me realize I belong right here in New York!