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Program Assistant

alex.valles@dusc.net

 


Birthplace

Panama City, Panama

Education

BA in Marketing Management, Lindenwood University

Coaching credentials

USSF “D” License and United Soccer Coaches Level VI Certificate 

Coaching history

Staff Coach, Super Soccer Stars/NY Stars Premier 2010–18
Assistant Men‘s Soccer Coach, Middlesex County College, 2013–15
Jersey City Soccer Association, Rec and Travel Coach, 2010–13

Coaching philosophy 

Being a mentor and an educator is a privilege. I believe that if you have knowledge then you should pass it on to those who do not. We as coaches have the opportunity to guide and inspire young minds so that they can reach their full potential and can be positively impacted not only on the field, but in life. Using positive reinforcement and creating a fun environment where children can learn at their own pace is essential. We have the responsibility to stress important values such as discipline, respect, team unity and sportsmanship. My ultimate goal is for all children I coach to develop the character and self-confidence they need to be successful. And to also learn life lessons from the sport which they can apply later in life.

Non-soccer passion/hobby

Family, traveling, drumming, hiking

Favorite club

Liverpool FC

Favorite book

El Fútbol a Sol y Sombra by Eduardo Galeano

Favorite movie

Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg