UYSA Coach of the Month
Coach: Micah Marsden
Current Team: SWAT - MM 03 Premier Girls, and 07 Boys.
Coaching Experience: D Licensed Coach. 5+ years at various levels, State, Academy, and Recreation.
Playing Experience: High School and college level soccer. Continue play in men’s indoor leagues.
Favorite Soccer Teams: USMNT, USWNT, RSL, Arsenal, FC Barcelona, and any team I’m coaching or my kids are playing on.
Favorite Soccer Player: Ronaldinho, Andrea Pirlo, Roberto Baggio, Cobi Jones, John Harkes
Most Memorable Soccer Experience(s): This beautiful game gave me so many quality experiences and good times growing up, which shaped my life and who I am. I enjoyed my youth recreation and competitive soccer time with great friends and coaches in Ogden Utah. Most recently watching my U11 girls win their Premier UYSA bracket, as well as the Sparta Cup Final last summer. Watching my young boys play for the first time competitively and recreationally this past year. Very entertaining to watch my four year old and his entire team swarm the ball! Playing in the High School State Tournament for Weber High. Watching Spain win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with their Beautiful Tika-Taka style of futbol/soccer with tons of short passing and movement. Watching the USMNT advance to the 2002 World Cup Quarter Finals with a dos-a-cero win over Mexico. Watching Landon Donovan score the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup vs Algeria in 90th min of the game to advance them out of the group.
Coaching Philosophy: Develop each individual player to reach their own personal maximum potential. Perseverance; be resilient, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, work through them. In order to succeed you must first be willing to fail! Positivity; help players focus on the positive and not mistakes. Provide a fun learning environment, enjoy the game and moment. Help players learn to love playing this beautiful game through fun activities/exercises. Help each player develop their technical skills so they feel comfortable on the ball at all times. Encourage every player to take risks and be creative during trainings and games. Show respect to teammates, coaches, parents, officials, and opponents.
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, Shawshank Redemption, anything with Will Ferrell.
Favorite Food: Nothing better than a great Steak/Filet Mignon, and Dominican Rice Beans and Chicken!
Special Interests: Spending time with my wife and kids. Anything outdoors; skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling, and all sports. Technology/Computers.
Your favorite coaching saying: Be grateful for what you have and make the most of your opportunities. Futbol; The Beautiful Game. If you can’t first do it Technically, you can’t do it Tactically. Leave it all on the field. When depression and despair shout loudly in your face, get up and win the race.
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