Coach: Caitlin Young
Current Team: Arsenal U11 and 13, Westlake High School, 98 ODP assistant
Coaching Experience: Coaching 6 years in club, 4 years as a high school head coach.
Playing Experience: Played for Celtic Storm for 9 years. Turned down college soccer to pursue coaching.
Favorite Soccer Teams: USA Women National Team, Real Madrid.
Favorite Soccer Player: All time favorite, the one and only Mia Hamm. Current favorite, Homare Sawa--Best female midfield to EVER play the game.
Most Memorable Soccer Experience(s): Having my high school team, who was not predicted to do well, come out and beat the #1 team in the region. They had a hard loss to this team earlier in the year but that didn't change their belief. They fought all game and scored the winning goal in the last two minutes. The effort and heart shown in this game changed me as a coach!
Coaching Philosophy: ALWAYS be intense and compete. Soccer Philosophy:Press to possess. When we don't have the ball, we press as aggressively as we can and win the ball back as fast as we can. Once the ball has been won, possess until the opportunity arises.
Favorite Movie: Catch Me if You Can
Favorite Food: Cafe Rio, baby!
Special Interests: I love to play basketball and travel around the world with my husband.
Caitlin Says: "Soccer is the greatest game on the earth. The complexity but simplicity of it is awesome. HAVE FUN! Too often we forget why we are involved in this great game."