Coach: Pat Mitchell email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Manager: Melissa Valdez email: email@example.com
Level: Class 3
The West Valley Wildcats are a U12 Girls (00G) team coming off a strong season where we took second place in the Copper division, finishing just out of the top spot based on the tie-breaker.
Head Coach, Pat Mitchell, has been coaching kids for 9 years and has NSCAA Junior Level VI certification. Assistant, Joe Valdez has CYSA Level E/D certification. Trainer Jon van den Berg has CYSA Level D certification and 13 years experience coaching kids soccer (2-3 teams per season).
We are focused on developing a love of soccer in each and every girl and helping the girls to be successful in life by:
- focusing on teamwork
- building confidence and resilience
- demonstrating the link between effort and attainment of goals
Our coaching philosophy aligns well with the format of the Positive Coaching Alliances “Double-Goal” Coach coarse, which all three coaches are certified in.
Training is focused on building a solid foundation of soccer skills and small side play where those skills can be developed and continuously evaluated. With a favorable player-to-coach ratio, the girls get a lot of individual attention and direction. Having fun is also a key element of all practices and games and the girls have established a great level of camaraderie.
We play fall and spring seasons in CYSA and play in about five tournaments a year. Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays with start times adjusted based on sunset.
If your daughter was born on or after 8/1/00 and is interested in trying out for our team, please contact our manager. We are actively looking for a girl interested in playing goalie at least one half per game. Training will include both team training as well as dedicated goalie training.
West Valley Youth Soccer League (WVYSL) is a non-profit (501 (c) 3), and volunteer-based organization, serving the youth of West San Jose, Campbell, and portions of Saratoga, Los Gatos, and Cupertino. The league was founded in 1968. WVYSL offers recreational, competitive and select level of plays for U8 to U19 players, and Micro soccer for U4 to U6.
All WVYSL coaches are mandated to take Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) courses, and uses iSoccer standards for player skill development.