Coach of the Month

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UYSA Coach of the Month

September 2015

Coach: Arturo "Ivan" Guerrero
Current Team: Boys - Forza FC W 08 IG, Forza FC W 08 IG II, Forza FC W 07 IG, Forza FC W 02 IG, Girls - Forza FC W 08, Forza FC W 01 IG
Coaching Experience: I've coached for the last 9 years: 3 years recreation and 6 years competition.  I started coaching as I was still playing at 15yrs old.
Playing Experience: I played youth club and high school soccer.  I usually play in winter leagues with family and friends. 
Favorite Soccer Teams: FC Barcelona
Favorite Soccer Player: Xavi Hernandez, Deco, Sergio Busquets, Andrea Pirlo, Carles Puyol, Rivaldo, Rondaldinho, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Andres Guardado, and of course 'La Pulga' Messi
Most Memorable Soccer Experience(s): Watching the 2009 UEFA Champions League Semi-final Chelsea vs FC Barcelona (1-1).  Watching the "Iniestazo", Iniesta's goal that qualified Barca to the final and eventually to winning all six trophies.  That moment was the first moment I experienced true joy and passion watching a game.  It was the very first game I literally cried with tears and euphoria.  Will never forget that moment, that feeling.
Coaching Philosophy: To help kids enjoy playing soccer by promoting and encouraging individual skill, self-confidence and hard work and also by putting them in an environment where they feel they are a family within the team. 
Favorite Movie:  I have soooo many favorites, I love movies! Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Liam Neeson movies, Hannibal Lector series, Marvel movies, Star Wars, Bourne series, etc.  I have a huge collection of movies at home!
Favorite Food: Mexican Food (sopes, enfrijoladas, molletes, etc), Italian Food (Fettuccine Alfredo, Tortellini, etc.) and Burgers.
Special Interests:  I like to watch movies, listen to music, read, and hang out with my family.
Your favorite coaching saying:  "Only worry about the things you can control: the technique you apply, the  attitude you give, and the decisions you make.  The rest, there is nothing you can do about it so why waste your time worrying about it?" "Winning lets you go home happy, performing well let's you go home proud, no matter the result."

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