Coastal FC Announces BCSPL Intake Coaches For the 2005-born BCSPL Season Starting September 2017.
Coastal Football Club is delighted to announce the appointments of Steven Duffy as head coach of the 2005 born BCSPL Girls intake team, and Nathan Erker as head coach of the 2005 born BCSPL Boys team. Both coaches will spend time working in the Coastal Premier League Academy over the course of the season where they will have the opportunity to work with and scout potential players for their respective groups.
Steven holds a CSA National B coaching license and has been a senior staff coach at Coastal FC for the past 4 years. He is currently coaching BCSPL teams in the U16 Boys and U17 Girls divisions and has also coached male and female teams for BC Soccer in recent years. Steven will continue to lead his current U17 Girls team through to the end of their youth career in June 2017, before the start of the 2005 Intake season in September.
Coastal FC is thrilled to reassign a coach of Steven's caliber back into an age group where players are experiencing the BCSPL level of play for the first time and transitioning to the 11-a-side game. He has played a part in developing some of the best female and male players in Canada over the years, some of whom have gone onto feature in the Whitecaps FC residency and CSA REX programs, while many others went on to play at a Provincial level. His coaching experience from grassroots to high performance levels speaks for itself, and he will be a huge asset in assisting in the development of this intake group. We are certain that those fortunate enough to be selected will feel extremely privileged work with Steven in what will be a top class developmental environment.
Nathan Erker is in the process of gaining his National B coaching license, and has coached at almost every level of youth football over a 22 year period. As a player, Nathan had the privilege of being involved with BC Provincial and CSA National team programs at a youth level before going onto have a successful adult career playing in the VMSL and FVSL Premier League. Since Nathan’s transition into coaching he has worked in various high performance programs with Whitecaps FC in their former Woman’s reserve team, WFC Super Y-League, and also served as a WFC academy coach under Tony Fonseca. Nathan is currently the head coach of the U12 North Delta and U13 Coastal FC Rep programs.
Coastal FC is extremely happy to have retained the services of one of the most experienced and sought after youth coaches in the soccer community. Nathan's continued involvement with the club ensures the delivery of an excellent developmental environment for young aspiring players. His playing experience at youth and adult levels, combined with his ability to connect with young players and pass on knowledge as a coach is among the best around. Those selected will benefit greatly from Nathan's extensive knowledge, experience, and passion for the game.
Mark McQueen, Technical Director of Coastal FC said, "We are delighted to have retained two of the best and most respected coaches available in the soccer community, both of whom are from within our own club and regional partnership at North Delta. It highlights the importance we place on ensuring our players are given the best possible opportunity to succeed in achieving their goals in the sport. Retaining the services of coaches with the playing and coaching experience of Steven and Nathan, is another example of our commitment to excellence, and also why Coastal Football Club is recognized as one of the leading developmental environments in the country”.