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Sturgis Soccer Association seeks Varsity Boys Coach

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High School Boys Soccer Head Coach Needed for Fall 2015 Season Sturgis Soccer Association (SSA) invites applications for the position of Head Boys High School Soccer Coach. The selected candidate

Two-time Elite Eleven POY Lee Wynja named Gatorade Player of the Year a second time.

Lee Wynja of Sioux Falls Christian and Soccer605 Elite Eleven Player of the Year for 2013 and 2014 has been named Gatorade Player of the Year for a second consecutive

Elite Eleven A Girls Player of the Year Jessica Ryan chosen as Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

A third Soccer605 Elite Eleven Player of the Year has been chosen as Gatorade’s Player of the Year. Joining last year’s POYs KJ Medler and Lee Wynja,  Jessica Ryan was

Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club seeks Executive Director

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January 23, 2015 in Rapid City, SD - The Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. This is being offered as a paid, part-time

SD United’s Morgan Hluchy inks with Concordia.

Morgan Hluchy has committed to play soccer at Concordia University next fall.

Pierre native Morgan Hluchy will be attending Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Morgan is a captain for South Dakota United’s Legacy side and is one of a small handful of

Sturgis Soccer Association seeks Varsity Boys Coach

Sturgis Soccer

High School Boys Soccer Head Coach Needed for Fall 2015 Season

Sturgis Soccer Association (SSA) invites applications for the position of Head Boys High School Soccer Coach. The selected candidate will be responsible for the retention of current players, aid in the implementation of a practice plan and weekly game plan, compliance with all South Dakota High School Activities Association rules as well as the SSA policies and procedures, and other duties assigned by the SSA Board of Directors and Sturgis High School Activities Director. This is a part time, seasonal position.

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest, application, and resume with names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Sturgis Soccer Association, PO Box 833, Sturgis, SD 57785 or e-mail information to [email protected]  SSA will begin accepting applications immediately for the position, which will remain open until May 31st, 2014. Background check required.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

USSF and/or NSCAA licensing preferred. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and be a dedicated team player.

REQUIREMENTS:
A. Educational Level: D License, or must be obtained within two years of start date.

B. Experience:  High School head varsity coaching experience desired, but not required.

C. Physical Requirements:  Eye-hand, mind-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and the ability to bend, stoop, walk, talk, and sit. The ability to travel between locations.

D. Other Requirements: Course work in sport coaching and the prevention of athletic injuries.  Continued educational soccer training.

REPORTS TO: Sturgis Soccer Association Board of Directors & Sturgis Brown High School Activities Director

DATE: 2015 Fall Season

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

1. Assumes responsibility for the entire program which includes: Coaching the varsity & JV squad within the soccer program.

2. Communicating the high school soccer schedule

3. Verification of student physical examination requirements of the high school.

4. Preparation of athletic permission slips and eligibility lists.

5. Supervises practice fields and playing fields during and following periods of team participation.

6. Remains with students and supervises them while traveling to away games.

7. Cares for athletes and injured athletes.

8. Cares for and maintains equipment.

9. Prepares award lists and season records.

10. Attends all meetings regarding participation of soccer with the Sturgis Soccer Association and Sturgis Brown High School.

11. Keeps informed on current trends in your sport and attends and participates in clinics in your sport.

12. Prepares list when teams are taken out of school to participate in athletic contest.

13. Performs other duties as assigned by the Sturgis High School Activities Director and the Sturgis Soccer Association Board of Directors.

14. Communicates with players about personal development during the season as well as the off-season.

15. Holds meeting with parents to inform them about the program as well as your expectations of them and the players.

16. Leads by example regarding promotion of sportsmanship.

17. Promotes the high school soccer program by encouraging participation of players of the upcoming season.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
A. Outside: Soccer Fields
B. Climatic Environment: Often subjected to extremes of cold and heat. Occasionally subjected to extreme noise, odors, mists, dust and poor ventilation.
C. Hazards: Exposure to body fluids, communicable diseases. Travel between locations will cause exposure to hazardous driving and walking conditions.
D. Work Year: $3,500.00 for 2015 Fall Season. Duties of the position may be performed any time during that time period depending upon the needs of the soccer season, which typically begins August 1, and ends mid to late October.

Two-time Elite Eleven POY Lee Wynja named Gatorade Player of the Year a second time.

Lee Wynja of Sioux Falls Christian and Soccer605 Elite Eleven Player of the Year for 2013 and 2014 has been named Gatorade Player of the Year for a second consecutive year.

Wynja’s tenacity and effectiveness on the field got him the nod from the Soccer605 Elite Eleven selection committee.  That and his performance in school (4.03 GPA) and his volunteerism all over the community got him the Gatorade nod.

Making the 2014 Elite Eleven team made it Wynja’s third appearance on the Elite Eleven A Boys team.  He is the only boy’s player ever named as Elite Eleven A Boys Player of the Year.

This announcement makes Lee eligible for Gatorade’s national player of the year.

We have said a lot about Lee Wynja in the past few years. Below are links to some of his Soccer605 coverage and the Gatorade announcement.

Wynja POY Article

Here is the link to the Gatorade Player of the Year announcement.

Here is the link to the 2014 Elite Eleven A Boys on Soccer605

Lee’s latest Soccer605 interview by Gerald Oudman

Elite Eleven A Girls Player of the Year Jessica Ryan chosen as Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

A third Soccer605 Elite Eleven Player of the Year has been chosen as Gatorade’s Player of the Year. Joining last year’s POYs KJ Medler and Lee Wynja,  Jessica Ryan was announced as the Gatorade Player of the Year last week. This honor is just one more example of the many benefits of having soccer as a sanctioned high school sport.  Last year, players who did not play sanctioned soccer were not even eligible to be nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year.

A multi-sport athlete and super volunteer, Jessica has added yet another distinguished award to her already-impressive list.

That Jessica made her second appearance and was named our Player of the Year was impressive enough.  That she could pass muster under all the additional criteria for the Gatorade Player of the Year was off the charts.  Gatorade measures community involvement, volunteerism, scholastics and an entire barrage of criteria when carefully choosing their Player of the Year.  Jessica is now eligible for the national Gatorade Player of the Year.

Here is a link to the Gatorade Player of the Year announcement.  Below you will find Jessica’s Elite Eleven Player of the Year announcement.

Jess Ryan POY

Here is a link to the Soccer605 A Girls Elite Eleven.

Here is a link to the Black Hills Pioneer article.  Very good article!

 

Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club seeks Executive Director

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January 23, 2015 in Rapid City, SDThe Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. This is being offered as a paid, part-time position. To learn more about the duties, responsibilities and how to apply, please visit www.BlackHillsRapids.com. To read the position description, click here. Applications are due by February 22nd, 2015.

SD United’s Morgan Hluchy inks with Concordia.

Morgan Hluchy has committed to play soccer at Concordia University next fall.

Pierre native Morgan Hluchy will be attending Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Morgan is a captain for South Dakota United’s Legacy side and is one of a small handful of South Dakota soccer players who has played in a national championship tournament environment.

A versatile player, Morgan got the job done at almost every position for Legacy, but predominantly worked in the middle of the park for Coach Jason Bartels. Hluchy’s ball-winning and distribution skills were an integral part of the team’s success for the past several years.

Morgan will join Legacy teammate Katie Gillette, who also committed to Concordia in October, and will be competing against many of her former Legacy teammates in the Northern Sun conference, including Reiley Klose (Fargo Davies 2015) who has committed to Augustana. Morgan will study in Concordia’s Pre-Med/Biology department.

Here is an interview with Morgan and teammate Reiley Klose after their return from the Presidents Cup National Championships.