DUSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Dwyer-Shick as Assistant Technical Director for its Girls Program
Dwyer-Shick, who brings extensive experience at all levels of youth soccer, will also serve the Manhattan-based club as Assistant Technical Director of Goalkeeping.
During her 15 years collegiate coaching experience, Dwyer-Shick served as a head or assistant coach at each of the three NCAA divisions and is in her third year as assistant men's coach at Dutchess Community College. While she remains passionate about providing resources for players looking to play after high school, and speaks with teams, clubs and players about college soccer and recruiting, her focus is on youth development and creating opportunities for players to grow through the game.
Her sport-for-all passion has taken Dwyer-Shick around the globe, promoting the development of opportunity for girls to play. "Soccer is truly the world's game and has provided me opportunities to see how universal the sport is and the tremendous impact it can have on the lives of young players."
"New York soccer continues to grow and to be at the heart of that development in Manhattan, at an organization that is committed to providing quality education and development opportunities for the youngest recreational players through older competitive teams, is truly exciting."
Dwyer-Shick, played soccer and lacrosse at the collegiate level and holds a Master's degree in Sports Management from the University of Denver. She earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College.
She served for five years as Director of Coaching for New York's Girls North Olympic Development Program (ODP). She also coached with the NY Rush/Patriots Club for eight years and has worked as a consultant with youth organizations throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley.
"Sarah brings a lot of experience to the program from both a youth and collegiate perspective and will certainly help take the program to another level" commented Arman Osooli, Technical Director for Girls.
Dwyer-Shick holds the US Soccer National Youth License and Advanced National Diploma and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA.
Welcome to the Club Sarah!