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Michael Grba

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

“I am a permanent student of the beautiful game. Soccer is my life, love & passion. As a coach, it is my responsibility to create a healthy atmosphere in which players can feel safe in a constant learning environment. Youth Soccer is about development and preparing the participant for a future long term relationship with the game. Patience is key, a healthy competitive environment rather than simply hunting for the winning result is of utter importance. Develop the person first & the player second. Today’s youth soccer players are tomorrow’s young adults. As a role model to young players, I am aware that my behavior and actions have a lasting impact on a player’s future involvement within the game. Respect the game and all involved within its never-ending reaches. Players need to enjoy the game & have a positive experience each time they step on the field. It is an honor & privilege to be involved with & affect the future of many through this art form we call soccer. Be creative, work hard & enjoy every second of the beautiful game.” -Michael Grba

COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

  • USSF "C" License
  • USYS National Youth Certificate
  • Coerver Youth Diploma 

PRO PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Dallas Sidekicks (MASL)
  • Detroit Waza Flo (MASL)
  • 2013 US Open Cup Champion, 2011/12 & 2012/13 Eastern Division Champion
  • Michigan Stars (NPSL)
  • Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
  • San Diego Boca (NPSL)
  • Serbian Indoor National Team (2015 WMF World Cup)

ODP COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Region 3 ODP staff coach 01's & 02's
  • NTX ODP head coach 2004 Boys

PDL/USL COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • FC Cleburne (Southern Conference)

FUTSAL COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • GO Futsal (Fort Worth, TX)
  • San Diego Futsal (California)

CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

  • NSCAA/USSF Futsal Diploma
  • NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Diploma
  • NSCAA Small Sided Games Diploma
  • NSCAA Key Moments In The Game Diploma
  • NSCAA Special Topics Diploma (Defending & Attacking Principles of Play)
  • NSCAA/NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching High School Diploma
  • NSCAA Get AHEAD Safely In Soccer Diploma