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Player Placements – June 9th & 10th for 2014/15 travel teams

The Cutters Soccer Club will be hosting their annual Player Placements for travel teams on June 9th & 10th, 2014 at Karst Farm Park for the 2014/2015 seasons. The yearly player placement process allows the club to review our teams and players and make any necessary adjustments so that each player is placed in the best team environment to foster maximum player development. This is also the opportunity for new players to join the club and participate on the club’s travel teams.

 

Player Placements for each age group will take place either from 5:30-7pm OR 7:15-8:45pm. You can sign up to attend here.

 

Karst Field Schedule and Coach assignments:

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*updated field & time

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Player Placements – June 9th & 10th for 2014/15 travel teams

The Cutters Soccer Club will be hosting their annual Player Placements for travel teams on  June 9th & 10th, 2014 at Karst Farm Park for the 2014/2015 seasons. The yearly player placement process allows the club to review our teams and players and make any necessary adjustments so that each player is placed in the best team environment to foster maximum player development.  This is also the opportunity for new players to join the club and participate on the club’s travel teams.

95 Girls Red

Player Placements for each age group will take place either from 5:30-7pm OR 7:15-8:45pm.  You can sign up to attend here.

Karst Field Schedule and Coach assignments:

 

Age Group Time Field Coach Red Coach White Projected League
04 Girls U11 (8.1.03 to 7.31.04) 7:15-8:45pm 8N TBA ISL 3rd
03 Girls U12 (8.1.02 to 7.31.03) 7:15-8:45pm 8S Mike Nosofsky ISL 2nd or 3rd
02 Girls U13 (8.1.01 to 7.31.02) 7:15-8:45pm 5 Don Madvig TBD ISL 1st or 2nd
01 Girls U14 (8.1.00 to 7.31.01) 5:30-7:00pm 2 Katy Phillips ISL 2nd
00 Girls U15 (8.1.99 to 7.31.00) 7:15-8:45pm 7 TBD TBD
99 Girls U16 (8.1.98 to 7.31.99) 7:15-8:45pm 7 Kyle Roach ISL 1st
97/98 Girls U18 (8.1.96 to 7.31.98) 7:15-8:45pm 2 Katy Phillips ISL 1st
04 Boys U11 (8.1.03 to 7.31.04) 5:30-7:00pm 8S Mike Nosofsky TBA ISL 3rd & 4th
03 Boys U12 (8.1.02 to 7.31.03) 5:30-7:00pm 8N Harvard Vine  Don Madvig ISL 2nd & 4th
02 Boys U13 (8.1.01 to 7.31.02) 7:15-8:45pm 6 Kevin Sparks   Lake Hubbard ISL 1st & ISL 3rd
01 Boys U14 (8.1.00 to 7.31.01) 5:30-7:00pm 1 Vic Kaposonore Corbin Calvert ISL 1st & ISL 3rd
00 Boys U15 (8.1.99 to 7.31.00) 7:15-8:45pm* 9* TBA Havard Vine ISL Prem/1st & ISL 3rd
99 Boys U16 (8.1.98 to 7.31.99) 5:30-7:00pm 7 Kyle Roach David Picioski ISL 1st & ISL 3rd
98 Boys U17 (8.1.97 to 7.31.98) 7:15-8:45pm 1 Vic Kaposonore N/A ISL Prem
97 Boys U18 (8.1.96 to 7.31.97) 5:30-7:00pm 6 Kevin Sparks   Carl Salzmann ISL Prem & 3rd

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Travel Coaches 2013/2014

TEAM – GIRLS COACH LEAGUE PROJECTION
04/05 Jr Cutter Girls (U9/U10) Tommy Berry Academy League
04/05 Jr Cutter Girls (U9/U10) TBA Academy League
04/05 Jr Cutter Girls (U9/U10) TBA Academy League
03 Girls (U11) Michael Nosofsky ISL 3rd Div
02 Girls Red (U12) Jeff Thomas ISL 2nd or 3rd
02 Girls White (U12) Victor Bongard ISL 4th
01 Girls Red (U13) Adam Price ISL 1st or 2nd
00 Girls Red (U14) Katy Phillips ISL 2nd
99 Girls Red (U15) Kyle Roach ISL 1st or 2nd
97/98 Girls Red (U17) or U18 Katy Phillips ISL 1st or 2nd

*If player numbers permit

TEAM – BOYS
COACH LEAGUE PROJECTION
04/05 Jr Cutter Boys (U9/U10) Tommy Berry Academy League
04/05 Jr Cutter Boys (U9/U10) Chuy Vidaurri Academy League
04/05 Jr Cutter Boys (U9/U10) TBA Academy League
03 Boys Red (U11) Harvard Vine ISL 2nd
03 Boys White (U11) Don Madvig ISL 3rd or 4th
02 Boys Red (U12) Kevin Sparks ISL 2nd
02 Boys White (U12) Shawn Berlinger ISL 4th
01 Boys Red (U13) Victor Kaposonore ISL 1st or Premiere
01 Boys White (U13) Corbin Calvert ISL 3rd
00 Boys Red (U14) Don Madvig ISL Premiere
00 Boys White (U14) Michael Nosofsky ISL 2nd or 3rd
99 Boys (U15) Kyle Roach TBA
98 Boys Red (U16) Victor Kaposonore ISL 1st
98 Boys White (U16) TBA ISL 3rd
97 Boys Red (U17) Harvard Vine ISL 1st or Premiere
97 Boys White (U17/U18) Carl Salzmann ISL 2nd
96 Boys Red (U18) Kevin Sparks ISL 1st or Premiere

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Travel Coaches 2012/13

TEAM – GIRLS COACH LEAGUE PROJECTION
03/04 Jr Cutter Girls (U9/U10) Tommy Berry Academy League
03/04 Jr Cutter Girls (U9/U10) TBA Academy League
03/04 Jr Cutter Girls (U9/U10) TBA Academy League
02 Girls Red (U11) Jeff Thomas TBA
02 Girls White (U11)* TBA TBA
01 Girls Red (U12) Tony Starks TBA
01 Girls White (U12)* Adam Price TBA
00 Girls Red (U13) Katy Phillips TBA
99 Girls Red (U14) Don Madvig ISL 1st
97 Girls Red (U15/U16) Orlando Cervantes TBA
96 Girls Red (U17)* Jeff Thomas TBA
95 Girls Red (U18) Orlando Cervantes ISL Premiere or MRL

*If player numbers permit

TEAM – BOYS
COACH LEAGUE PROJECTION
03/04 Jr Cutter Boys (U9/U10) Tommy Berry Academy League
03/04 Jr Cutter Boys (U9/U10) Galen Cassady Academy League
03/04 Jr Cutter Boys (U9/U10) Mike Wignot Academy League
02 Boys Red (U11) Kevin Sparks TBA
02 Boys White (U11) Shawn Berlinger TBA
01 Boys Red (U12) Darren Wright TBA
01 Boys White (U12) Harvard Vine TBA
00 Boys Red (U13) Don Madvig ISL 1st
00 Boys White (U13) Michael Nosofsky TBA
99 Boys Red (U14) Victor Kaposonore ISL 1st
99 Boys White (14) Kyle Roach TBA
98 Boys Red (U15) TBA ISL 1st
98 Boys White (U15) Matt Blazska TBA
97 Boys Red (U16) Harvard Vine ISL 1st
97 Boys White (U16/U17) Carl Salzmann TBA
96 Boys Red (U17) Darren Wright ISL 1st
95 Boys Red (U18) Kevin Sparks ISL Premiere

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Travel Coaches 2011/2012

Boys Teams     Girls Teams  
Jr Cutters (U9/10) Shaun Figueiredo Jr Cutters (U9/10) Jeff Thomas
Jr Cutters (U9/10) Jarred Mayberry Jr Cutters (U9/10) Hannah Davidson
Jr Cutters (U9/10) Tommy Berry 01 Girls (U11) Tony Starks
01 Red (U11) Darren Wright 00 Girls (U12) Ali Conquest
01 White (U11) Harvard Vine 99 Girls (U13) Ian & Kari Rickerby
00 Red (U12) Don Madvig 98 Girls (U14) Don Madvig
00 White (U12) Michael Nosofsky 97 Girls (U15) Jeff Thomas
99 Red (U13) Victor Kaposonore 95 Girls Red (U17) Orlando Cervantes
99 White (U13) Laddie Derenchuk 95 Girls White (U17) Orlando Cervantes
98 Red (U14) Kevin Sparks    
98 White (U14) Shaun Figueiredo    
97 Red (U15) Harvard Vine    
97 White (U15) Kenio Yao      
96 Red (U16) Darren Wright    
95 Red (U17) Tommy Berry    
95 White (U17) Carl Salzmann    
94 Red (U18) Kevin Sparks    

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Cutters Coaching Staff

The Cutters Soccer Club takes pride in having one of the top coaching staff’s in the state of Indiana. The club’s priority is to bring in coaches that understand the importance of player development as well as youth development and who value long term participation from all their players. Coaches are required to hold a coaching license through either the NSCAA or USSF coaching schools and 11 hold a “C” equivalent or higher. These schools provide guidelines and methodology for age appropriate training and development. The current coaching staff consists of 7 former or current college coaches, 3 IYSA Coach of the Year award winners and 6 local high school coaches. Several of the current coaches are former Cutter players and 16 of the coaches played college soccer. Please click through their photos below and discover for yourself what a wonderful staff the club is so fortunate to have assembled.

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Cutters Coaching Staff

The Cutters Soccer Club takes pride in having one of the top coaching staff’s in the state of Indiana. The club’s priority is to bring in coaches that understand the importance of player development as well as youth development and who value long term participation from all their players. Coaches are required to hold a coaching license through either the NSCAA or USSF coaching schools and 11 hold a “C” equivalent or higher. These schools provide guidelines and methodology for age appropriate training and development. The current coaching staff consists of 7 former or current college coaches, 3 IYSA Coach of the Year award winners and 6 local high school coaches. Several of the current coaches are former Cutter players and 16 of the coaches played college soccer. Please click through their photos below and discover for yourself what a wonderful staff the club is so fortunate to have assembled.

Tom Berry – Director of Coaching, 95 Red

Laddie Derenchuck – 99 White
Shaun Figueirido – 01 Boys, 02 Boys

Darren Gallagher – 00 Boys R, 97 White
Victor Kaposonoree – 99 Boys Red
Don Madvig – 93 & 97 Red, 98 Girls

Mike Nosofsky – Academy trainer
Terry Phelps – 97 Boys, 98 Girls
Ian Rickerby – 99 Cutters Girls

Kari Rickerby – 99 Cutters Girls
Kevin Sparks – 98 Boys White
Jeff Thomas – 97 Cutters Girls

Peter Van Leusen -98 Boys Red

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Cutters Coaches for 2010/2011

Below is the team assignments for the Cutters Soccer Club for the 2010/2011 season.  You can find a brief bio regarding each of the coaches under the “coaches” tab above.

02 Girls Kristin Malmstorm
01 Girls Thomas Goines
00 Girls Alison Conquest
99 Girls Kari & Ian Rickerby
98 Girls Don Madvig
97 Girls Jeff Thomas
95 Girls  White (U16) Joshua Budd
95 Girls Red (U16) Orlando Cervantes
93 Girls (U18) Michele Kelmer
02 Boys Darren Wright
01 Boys Tommy Berry
00 Boys White Tom Goines
00 Boys Red Darren Gallahger
99 Boys White Laddie Derenchuk
99 Boys Red Victor Kaposonore
98 Boys White Kevin Sparks
98 Boys Red Nick Hargett
97 Boys White Darren Gallahger
97 Boys Red Don Madvig
96 Boys Red Chris Monroe
95 Boys White Carl Salzmann
95 Boys Red Tommy Berry
94 Boys Red Darren Gallagher
93 Boys White
93 Boys Red Don Madvig

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Tom Berry – Director of Coaching & Player Development

Tom Berry - Director of Coaching

Tom Berry grew up playing and learning the game of soccer in the early stages of the Bloomington soccer scene that is known today as the Cutters Soccer Club.  Tom’s understanding of the community and the history of Bloomington soccer make him uniquely suited to assist the club in their pursuit of creating an environment where every player may develop a passion for the game while fulfilling their potential as soccer players and young people. As a youth player, Tom was a member of the Indiana state ODP team and played college soccer at Indiana University.

In 2006 Tom was named the Indiana Youth Soccer Association’s Director of Coaching of the year.  He was again a finalist for the award for 2010 and 2011. In the winter and summer, Tom owns and operates the Bloomington United Soccer School (www.busoccer.com) which is an indoor soccer facility that many of the Cutters and surrounding area players utilize for their enjoyment and improvement in the off-season.  Tom holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, a USSF National Youth License and the NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.

Why I coach youth soccer: I find that the relationships you build with the players are truly one of the most enjoyable aspects of coaching soccer.  It provides me a unique connection to the community that is very enriching and allows me to share the sport that I love.  My goals for the club’s players goes beyond just helping them reach the pinnacle of their given abilities.  Soccer has much more to give well after their youth soccer days are past that will benefit them immeasurably.  Tolerance to adversity, sportsmanship, confidence and creativity are just a few of the characteristics that I feel have been enhanced due to my participation in soccer.  I hope the club’s players receive similar benefits and participate in the sport in some manner for a lifetime.

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Coach Orlando Cervantes

Coach Orlando Cervantes became a Cutters coach in the spring of 2010 after arriving in Bloomington from California to become  an Assistant Coach with the Indiana University Women’s Soccer team.   Throughout his career, he has coached multiple NCAA and NAIA All-Americans, eight MLS players, six Women’s Professional Soccer players and United States National Team players.

During the 2009 season, Orlando coached the Cal Poly Mustangs to the Big West Conference regular season title.  Prior to Cal Poly, Orlando served as the head coach and Sports Information Director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for two seasons. From 2004-2006, Cervantes was the head coach at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif.,   Orlando got his start at his alma mater, San Jose State University, in 1998 as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams.

Orlando also serves as a member of the instructional staff with the Indiana Youth Soccer Association.  He has a degree in kinesiology and minor in Spanish from San Jose State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports management.  Coach Orlando holds the USSF “A” License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and USSF Youth License.

Why I coach youth soccerI enjoy making a difference in a kid’s life and want to teach each player and team everything I can about soccer. It is a great feeling to get to do what you love as a career.

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Coach Mike Castro

Mike Castro - 95 Girls

Mike brings a wide range of coaching experience that includes players from U6 to College.  Before moving to Bloomington, Mike was an assistant at Butler University, Indiana Wesleyan and coached for the Carmel United Soccer Club.  Mike also worked for the IYSA and coached for the Indiana ODP program.  Mike began coaching for the Cutters Academy in 2007 before taking the 97 Boys age group in 2008.  Mike played collegiately at Indiana Wesleyan where he was an academic all-american and all conference.  Mike holds the USSF “C” License.

Why I coach youth soccer: My number one reason for coaching is to help players to reach their potential on and off the soccer field.

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Coach Ali Conquest

Coach Ali Conquest

Coach Ali Conquest relocated to Bloomington to pursue her graduate degree at IU in the fall of 2010.  She played youth soccer in Merriville, IN and was an Indiana ODP state team member.  Ali attended the University of Southern Indiana where she was a 4 year stater and two year captain of the Women’s soccer team.  She spent two years while in school helping the Evansville Soccer Club as an assistant for their U16 Girls’ team.   Ali also coached U10 girls for the SWISA soccer club in 2009/2010.  Ali holds the USSF National Youth License, the USSF E License and NSCAA National Diploma.

Why I coach youth soccer: The youth are so eager to play soccer and they will do anything to learn as much as they can to become a better player. It is so rewarding to watch these athletes perform what you teach them.

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Coach Hannah Davidson

Coach Hannah Davidson

Hannah is originally from Sacramento, California where she was a standout youth player and 4 member of the Region IV ODP team.  In 2006 she qualified for the ODP national pool team.  Hannah began coaching as a trainer for the River City Soccer Club U16 girls team before moving to Bloomington to attend school at Indiana University, where she was a member of the IU Women’s soccer team.

Why I coach youth soccer: “Soccer is one of my biggest passions in life. But more important than the game of soccer itself is growth as a person and the relationships you hold with others. I cannot think of a more valuable “job” for me than to have the opportunity to work with a team and help them learn to interact within a team dynamic, build confidence, display good sportsmanship, enjoy competition, learn new things, and have fun– all while playing the game I love.”

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Coach Laddie Derenchuk

Laddie Derenchuck - 99 White

Laddie first began coaching recreational soccer at the YMCA, and then with Cutters Academy in 1999 when his son Alex joined the club.   Laddie has since helped coordinate the Cutters Academy program and volunteered as a Cutters Soccer Club board member for the last 6 years.  Laddie is currently the 99 Boys White coach and his been coaching travel soccer since 2008.  Laddie holds the USSF “E” Coaching License.

Why I coach youth soccer: I think it is very important that our children have every opportunity to develop confidence, maturity, teamwork and leadership attributes through sports and outdoor activities.  I have a passion for soccer and feel that this is an excellent sport to help them develop.  I feel that as a coach I am most successful when the players build their enthusiasm to play and become better with every week of practice and competition.

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Coach Troy Englehardt

Troy Englehardt - 98 Boys White

Troy is a native of Bloomington and grew up playing soccer for the Cutters Soccer Club.  After high school, Troy attended and played soccer for Earlham College in Richmond, IN.   Upon returning to Bloomington, Troy began coaching as an assistant with the Bloomington North Girls Varsity soccer team and as a trainer with the Cutters Academy.  Since 2008, Troy has been the coach for the 98 Boys White.  Troy hold the USSF “E” License and is a former certified youth referee.

Why I Coach Youth Soccer: I coach soccer because it is a personal dream of mine to pass on what I’ve learned.

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Coach Shaun Figueiredo

Shaun Figueirido - 00 Boys, 01 Boys

Shaun is a native of Bloomington and grew up playing and learning the game of soccer with the Cutters Soccer Club. As a player, Shaun won back-to-back state championships in 2004 and 2005 for the Cutters Soccer Club during his U18 and U19 seasons.  Shaun attended and played soccer for the University of Indianapolis.  Upon returning to Bloomington Shaun began coaching for the club with the Junior Cutter program and in 2008 became a varsity assistant at Bloomington North High School.  Shaun holds the USSF “E” License.

Why I Coach Youth Soccer: After returning to Bloomington, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help coach for the club that I once played for. I think that soccer is an important tool that can help kids develop not only athletically, but also as in terms of their character. My focus is to help young players develop a passion for the game of soccer, have fun, and reach their full potential.

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Coach Darren Gallagher

Darren Gallagher - 00 Girls, 97 White

Darren is the current Director of Development for Cutters Soccer Club and on staff as coach of the 00′ Girls and 97′ Boys. Darren is also the Head Coach of the IU Men’s Club Soccer team.  Before arriving in Bloomington he spent four years coaching at the Division III collegiate level; Ripon, WI (05′-06′) and then returned to his alma mater UW-Oshosh (07′-08′) where he played in a NCAA Final Four and coached in the NCAA Sweet 16.  Darren was the Technical Director of Youth Development at Oshkosh United (05′-08′) and FC Green Bay (08′-09′) while also coaching on staff ages U6-U18.  Darren holds the USSF “C” License and the USSF National Youth License.

Why I coach youth soccer: I have always enjoyed working with kids in sports environments because I believe we can teach more than just ‘sport’.  Athletics create an atmosphere where kids can be challenged and at the same time be successful which in turn teaches more “life-skills” that stay with a child later in development.  I was fortunate to have so many knowledgeable coaches and great role models in my life – coaching is my way to give back to the community and carry on the spirit of the game.

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Coach Tom Goines

Thomas Goines - 99 Girls, 96 Girls

Tom recently relocated to Bloomington from Louisiana where he coached for Lafreniere S.C. and Lutheran High School.  He is the current head coach for the Bloomington North Girls team as well as a Cutters staff coach.  Tom is a Ft. Wayne native and has been coaching since 2001 with stops in Indiana, Wisconsin and Louisiana.  As a player, Tom grew up playing for Ft. Wayne Citadel and played collegiately at IPFW and Concordia (WI).   Tom holds the USSF “D” License and the NSCAA Level 1&2 goalkeeper diplomas.

Why I coach youth soccer: It is the most intense, complex, and beautiful game in the world.  The chance to positively affect the lives of the athletes I come in contact with is the best experience I could ever imagine.

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Coach David Green

Coach David Green - 92 Boys Red

Coach David Green joined the Cutters Staff in the fall of 2008 after retiring from Columbus North High School as a teacher and boys varsity coach for the past 27 years.   David started the high school soccer program at Columbus North in the early 80s and has coached all ages within the Columbus Express soccer club over the years.  David was inducted into the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association’s “Hall of Fame” in 2009.  He is currently the goalkeeper coach for the Hanover College Men’s team and is a long time summer staff coach at the IU Soccer Camp.   David holds the USSF  “B” License and the NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma.

Why I coach youth soccer: It is an opportunity to expose the youth to the beautiful game and give back something to the community.  I actually learn more form my players than they could possibly learn from me…and I cherish that!

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Coach Nick Hargett

Nick Hargett - 96 Boys Red

Nick moved to Bloomington from the Evansville area in 2006 and joined the Cutters coaching staff as well as taking the head-coaching job for the Bloomington High School South boys’ soccer team.  Nick spends his summers on staff with the IU Soccer Camp while also hosting several youth camps at Bloomington South.  Prior to moving to Bloomington, Nick was the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Mt. Vernon High School and worked as a club coach.   Nick also oversaw the recreational youth soccer leagues for the City of Mt. Vernon.   As a player, Nick played collegiately for the University of Southern Indiana.  Nick holds the NSCAA National Diploma.

Why I coach youth soccer: As a young child some of my fondest memories took place while playing youth sports. I fell in love with the game of soccer at a young age and was mentored by some outstanding coaches. It was these coaches that I looked up to and who eventually urged me into coaching. I love the game and want to make sure I can pass this love on to future generations.

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Coach Victor Kaposonore

Victor Kaposonore - 99 Boys Red

Originally from Zimbabwe, coach Victor came to Bloomington in the 1990s  to attend Indiana Univeristy.  He began coaching for the club his junior year at IU in 1999 and has coached a wide range of age groups from U9-U18.  From 1999-2000, Victor was the JV coach for the BHSN Boys soccer team.   He rejoined the North coaching staff as an assistant/JV coach in 2005 and became the head coach for Bloomington North in 2008 (to present).  In 2012, Victor was a finalist for the Indiana Youth Soccer Association’s “Youth Travel Coach of the Year” award.    Victor holds the NSCAA National Diploma, USSF National Youth License, & USSF “D” License.

Why I coach youth soccer: Soccer is a huge passion for me and some of my fondest memories from childhood are from playing, whether with neighborhood friends, club and school teams or semi-professionally. Growing up in Zimbabwe, soccer was the number one sport and everyone wanted to play and emulate their heroes they saw at the stadiums and on TV. I want to pass that passion on to the young players I have the privilege to work with and coaching is a small way of saying thank you to the game that has brought me so much joy.

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Coach Paul Kerridge

Paul Kerridge - 00 Boys, 92 Girls, 94 Boys Red

Paul is originally from England where he played for Nottingham Trent University.  After relocating to Indiana, Paul was the head coach for Zionsville high school before moving east where he was as an assistant coach for the Harvard Men’s team.  In 2004 he became the head coach for Curry College and was also a director for F.C. Greater Boston.   After returning to Indiana in 2007, Paul spent 2 years coaching with the Carmel United Soccer Club.   Currently a grad student at IU, Paul  continues to share his knowledge of the “beautiful game” with our local youth as a staff coach for the Cutters Soccer Club.   Paul holds the USSF “B” License and the NSCAA National Youth Diploma.

Why I Coach Youth Soccer: The game has given me a lot over the years and I started coaching so that I could give back to the game. I am, for better or worse, addicted to the game. It is in my blood and I could not get away from that even if I tried.

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Coach Don Madvig

Don Madvig - 93 Red, 97 Red, 98 Girls

Don Madvig is a long time member of the Cutters Soccer Club and brings 27 years of coaching experience to the club’s staff.   Don is originally from Illinois where he spent 4 seasons as the head coach for Monmouth College (IL) in the 1980s.  After relocating to Bloomington in 1990, Don coached the Bloomington North High School team and for the Cutters Soccer Club before joining Indiana University’s soccer staff as an assistant for the both the men’s and women’s programs.   (Assistant Coach, Indiana University Women’s Team, 1994 – 2002; Assistant Coach, Indiana University Men’s Team, 1994 1995).  In 2005, Don was named Indiana Youth Soccer Coach of the Year by the Indiana Youth Soccer Association.and is a member of the Cutters Soccer Hall of Fame.  Don Holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

Don has been coaching the Cutters 93 Boys age group with coach Terry Phelps since they were U11.  Don has been instrumental in creating a high rate of retention of his players in the 93 boys age group.  Don and Terry’s efforts have truly achieved the club’s mission of developing their players passion for the game while fulfilling their potential as soccer players and young people.

Don’s 93 Red team has reached the final 4 of the State Cup and qualified to participate in the Midwest Regional League each of the last three seasons.

Coach Madvig will be coaching the 98 girls, 97 boys red and 93 boys red for 2009/2010 seasons.

Why I coach youth soccer: I coach soccer because I love the sport.  It’s helped shape me as an athlete, a team member and a coach.  It has affected the type of person I am in everyday life as well.  As a result, I want the chance to give back to the sport some of what it has given me.

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Coach Kristen Malmstrom

Kristen is originally from Brookfield, Wisconsin and grew up playing with the Brookfield Soccer Club. She played collegiate soccer at UW-Oshkosh while coaching at both the youth and collegiate level. Kristen coached for the Oshkosh United Soccer Club, and at Ripon College and UW-Oshkosh.  She recently moved to Bloomington for Grad School to study Recreational Sports Administration at IU.  Kristen holds a USSF “D” Coaching License.

Why I coach youth soccer: Soccer is a great way to build character by challenging yourself, reaching new goals and staying determined. It’s a free-flowing game that allows everyone to be creative, have fun and run around!

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Coach Kate Phillips

Coach Kate Phillips is a native of Decatur, Illinois where she grew up playing for the Midstate Soccer Club.  Kate attended Depauw University where she excelled for the Div III soccer team and earned her degree in Elementary Education.  In college she spent her summers coaching summer soccer camps.  Kate coached for her hometown Midstate Soccer Club for two years following college before relocating to Bloomington to teach Elementary School.

Why I coach soccer: Coaching soccer combines two of my biggest passions: working with kids and playing soccer. I have played soccer my whole life and love the game! I am also a third grade teacher in Bloomington, so working with kids and helping them grow is something that is very important to me. I hope to inspire young athletes to grow as soccer players, make long lasting friendships, and make wonderful memories.

 

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Coach Harvard Vine

Coach Harvard Vine - 01 Boys White and 97 Boys Red

Harvard was first exposed to the game of soccer while attending a small high school in Maine as it was the only fall sport offered.  He got back into coaching the sport in 1999 when Tabernacle Christian School in Martinsville started their soccer program and has been the head coach there for the past 13 years.  He also coached with the local YMCA while his kids were involved with the program and has remained active in working with the coaches and players.  In the spring of 2011, he became involved with the Cutters as the U17 assistant coach and as a trainer and training coordinator in the Community soccer program.   Harvard holds the NSCAA National Diploma, USSF National Youth License & USSF National “D” License.

Why I coach Youth Soccer: My high school coach taught me so much about the game and it’s reflection of life.  It is a small way I can give back to the game and try to pass on to the kids the lessons in teamwork and hard work I learned from him.  The best part is watching a young person work hard at what they are being taught and see the joy on their face when they are able to accomplish what they have been working on.    I love this Beautiful Game and want to share my passion with as many kids as possible.

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Coach Terry Phelps

Terry Phelps - 93 Boys White

Terry grew up in a small town in upstate New York where there was no “American football”.  The fall sport was soccer and Terry learned the game when much of the country still had no exposure to the sport.  Terry began coaching  many years ago when his family moved Nebraska and his son begain playing for  a newly formed youth club in Gretna, Nebraska.  Since moving to Bloomington, Terry started coaching with the Cutters club after his grandson began participating.  Terry has been involved as an assistant and now the head coach for the Cutters 93 White for the past 6 years.  Terry holds the USSF National “D” Coaching License.

Why I Coach Youth Soccer: First, I love the game. What other sport forces both an individual player and his teamates to make adjustments on the field without the benefit of a timeout or substitutions every 30 seconds. What a game !!  Also, after going through a bad experience with one of my kids in another organized sport, I wanted to be certain that my other kids and grandkids had a good experience that they can pass on to their children. As a side benefit I have been able to watch both my grandson and his teamates grow both as players and young adults. I like to think that I have had a positive affect on the 30 or so kids in my grandsons age group that will help them to be responsible adults in the community they elect live and raise their familys. I do believe that higher education is very important, however I also belive that being a part of team of 15-18 young men has benefits past what any level of formal education can bring.

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Coach Phalo Pietersen

Phalo Pietersen - 95 Boys White

Phalo spent 3 years as an assistant for the Bloomington South Men’s team before becoming the IU Men’s Soccer team manager in 2009.  While an assistant at South, Phalo simultaneously coached for the Cutters Academy community soccer program and also spent a season coaching the Junior Cutters.   Phalo is a current IU student manager for the men’s soccer team and also a member of the Indiana National Guard.  Phalo holds the USSF “D” License.

Why I coach youth soccer: For the love of the game.

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Coach Kari Rickerby

Kari Rickerby - 99 Girls

Kari had four-year player experience at the University of Evansville, where she played as captain for two years. Over her 10+ years experience of coaching soccer since 1998, she has coached players aged from U-9 to U-17 for club programs. Kari also had experience coaching summer camps at several universities and Indiana ODP teams. Kari holds the USSF “D” License.

Why I coach youth soccer: Soccer has been such a huge part of my life.  I learned so many things from the sport that go beyond the field. I enjoy sharing my love of the game with young players and seeing the progress they make each season. 

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Coach Ian Rickerby

Ian Rickerby - 99 Girls

Ian brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Cutters Soccer Club with his 20+ years of experience coaching soccer.  Ian is originally from England and a former assistant to coach Mick Lyon with Indiana University and Evansville women’s soccer teams.  Over the years, Ian has coached youth, collegiate and ODP teams in Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana.  Ian holds the USSF “A” License.

Why I coach youth soccer: Having played and watched “football” for many years, coaching is a great way to stay involved and try to pass on some of the positive things that the sport has imparted to me over my life. As long as there are young people interested in playing soccer, then there should be others available to help them get the most out of it in the best possible way.

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Coach Kevin Sparks

Kevin Sparks - 98 Boys White

Kevin is a native of Bloomington and grew up playing and learning the game of soccer in the Cutters Soccer Club.  As a player, Kevin won back to back state championships for the Cutters Soccer Club during his U18 and U19 seasons.  Kevin attended IU and was a member of the IU men’s soccer team.  During his time at IU Kevin became involved with the club coaching in the Cutters Academy as a trainer.  Kevin spent 4 years as a varsity assistant for Bloomington HS South before being named the head varsity coach in 2011.  Kevin holds the USSF “D” Coaching license.

Why I Coach Youth Soccer: I coach youth soccer because when I was playing youth soccer I was given some amazing opportunities that allowed me to take my passion for the game to high levels.  It’s very rewarding to provide our local youth with the same opportunities.

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Coach Carl Salzmann

Carl Salzmann - 95 Boys White

Carl is a young and passionate coach who has been coaching soccer over at Edgewood High School for two years. He also assisted with Cutters travel team before he took the current coaching responsibility with Cutters 95 Boys White. Carl holds the USSF “E” Coaching license.

Why I Coach Youth Soccer: I love the game and I want to see soccer grow in the community. I also feel that soccer, as an organized team sport, teaches our youth skills that will help them later in life such as responsibility, teamwork, orginization, perseverance, sportsmanship, leadership and so on.

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Coach Tony Starks

Coach Tony Starks

Coach Tony Starks is originally from Lafayette, Indiana and began coaching with the Lil’ Mavs Soccer Club while still in high school.   While attending undergrad at Indiana University, Tony worked as a trainer in the Cutters Community Soccer program.  After graduation, Tony received a teaching position with Bloomington North High School and has continued his coaching development as an assistant with the North Girl’s soccer team.   Tony holds the USSF “E” License and the NSCAA State Goal Keeper Diploma.

Why I coach youth soccer: “Soccer is a beautiful game that teaches so much more than how to kick a ball. A good soccer team is built around the concepts of hard work and fun. By sharing difficult and enjoyable experiences with teammates, soccer helps develop special bonds between players and coaches. Most importantly, soccer teaches you life lessons like dealing with adversity, building confidence and trust, the benefits of hard work, and the importance of cooperation.  While I am a fierce competitor, my true passion is teaching young people how to do things and how to do them the RIGHT way. Soccer provides a fun and relaxing environment to learn these challenging life skills.  That’s why I coach”.

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Coach Jeff Thomas

Jeff Thomas - 97 Girls

Jeff Thomas is the current coach of the 97 Cutters Girls travel team. Originally from New Zealand he is a long time Bloomington resident and father of three current players at Cutters. Jeff also spent a season as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the IU Women’s team.  He previously coached the Cutters 98 boys and was an assistant with the Bloomington High School South Girl’s team.  In 2008, Jeff received the honor of Recreational Coach of the Year from the Indiana Youth Soccer Association. He holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, the USSF “C” License, NSCAA Level 1&2 Goal Keeping diplomas and the USSF National Youth License.

Why I coach youth soccer: My coaching philosophy for youth players is to try to make every day challenging but fun for the players, and to help them develop a love of the game regardless of results or performance. I know that the players I coach are spending only part of their soccer journey with me, but I seek to improve a player’s technical ability when the opportunity to instruct them arrives.  I want to build self-reliance, a sense of responsibility, fair play, and shared teamwork among all the players on my teams.  And in the end, I hope for them to enjoy soccer as much as I do.

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Coach Peter van Leusen

Peter Van Leusen 96 Boys Red

Originally from Germany, Peter grew up playing and learning the game of soccer for his local club KTSV Preussen Krefeld.  Peter came to the states to attend school at  Goldley- Beacom College where he was an All-American for the GBC Lightning.   Peter began coaching in Delaware and was a state ODP staff coach for three years.  Peter’s studies brought him west to Louisville where he coached for the Javanon S.C. before moving to Bloomington to begin work on his PhD.  Peter has been active on the Cutters coaching staff since 2008.  Peter holds the USSF “D” License and the NSCAA Regional Diploma.

Why I Coach Youth Soccer: The game of soccer has taught me many important life lessons, connected me with players from all over the world, and provided me with opportunities which I would not have had otherwise. My goal is to share some of these experience through coaching youth soccer while learning from and about my players at the same time.

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Coach Darren Wright

Coach Darren Wright

Darren is originally from Nashville, TN and relocated to Bloomington after finishing his graduate degree at the University of Missouri.  Darren grew up playing youth soccer for the Nashville Sting where his team won a state championship and appeared in the finals on several occasions.   In College, Darren was the captain of his Kentucky Wesleyan team from 2003-2006 and was Academic All-Conference each year.   After college, Darren began coaching for a program in Kentucky called Top Soccer
working with handicapped youth who wanted to play sports.  From 2005-2006 he coached the U14 boys Henderson Flash club team in Kentucky before heading to Missouri for graduate school.  During his time in Columbia, he coached the 92 Boys for the Columbia Pride Soccer Club for two years.   Darren hold the USSF F Coaching License.

Why I coach youth soccer: For me, youth soccer is a combination of two wonderful things, soccer
and youth. Having played soccer since the age of 4, it is a game thatI know and love. Not only is it a fun game to play, but it has helped teach me about a number of important things in life includingteamwork, discipline, respect, the benefits of hard work, the benefits of practice, leadership, respect, and courage. Similarly, having worked with youth through coaching and teaching for the past 7 years I find myself amazed by young people on a regular basis. I enjoy both teaching and learning from them and am encouraged by the reality that they are our future, but I also understand they need guidance through the process of becoming the future. Ultimately, youth soccer is a combination of two things I am passionate about and coaching youth soccer allows me to interact with them both on a regular basis. It also provides a natural framework through which I can help young people develop both as soccer players and as individuals.

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