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Paul Andrez

Coach


Paulo grew up in the Bradford community. He became an exceptional player at a young age playing for many teams in the Huronia region. He was always a strong thinker of the game and became a coach at the age of 18. It was there were Paulo grew as an effective manager and was part of grass-root soccer coaching in the female division having won many titles in the CGSL. He has a Bachelor's degree and a Postgraduate diploma in Education. He is currently teaching at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston and is the heart of our development program for the past two years.

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My philosophy as a youth development coach is to ultimately develop skillful and intelligent players. Therefore, coaching should focus on developing the essential skills of the game (ball skills) and decision-making on the field (tactical awareness). The essential skills are developed by using a variety of activities where each player is working with a ball. Good decision-making, the ability to think and react quickly, is maximized by using small-sided games that simulate real game situations. Scrimmaging helps bring these fundamentals out and is fun. I believe that players learn the most by playing. Exposing them to a variety of situations and positions helps them develop into a complete players. I believe that winning should not be a main objective for coach or player. Winning will be the result of the application of good ball skills and good tactical awareness.

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