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The Chiefs Way: Coaching Development

The Chiefs Way:  Coaching Development

Chiefs FC prides itself on being a premier youth club for coach development and for providing coaching consistency and continuity throughout the program to manage player development and the overall experience of Chiefs  players.  In order to make the Chiefs Way a reality on every team for every player, regardless of ability or level of team, the Chiefs FC embarked on a major coaching development initiative three years ago under the leadership of the McNab coaching trio.

Summary - Chiefs Way Coaching Development

Coaching education series
Professional coaches attend mandatory sessions, where the coaching directors and outside leaders from a variety of sports fields show best practices and help educate Chiefs FC staff. There are a minimum of six sessions per year that coaches attend.

Club curriculum and lesson planning
Academy staff follow a set curriculum throughout each season, and submit lesson plans before every practice session to one of the Coaching Directors. This ensures that the principles of the Chiefs Way and that age appropriate player development is being delivered to every Academy player.  Coaches have the freedom to be expressive in their delivery of the curriculum, as we all learn new ideas and techniques to share among the coaching staff.  

Game reporting

Chiefs FC coaches are required to provide a written report by email on each Academy and Select game to the coaching directors. This helps track team and individual development and ensures proper lesson planning for future practices.

Coaching feedback
Written feedback, in the form of twice a year performance reviews and outside evaluation reports, provides coaches valuable feedback from experienced coaches and “another pair of eyes” on ways to continue to improve.   

Coaching mentorship program
Senior coaches are paired with younger coaches to reinforce the Chiefs Way principles and curriculum, while providing another avenue for coaches to receive feedback.   

Staff coach retreat
New in 2016, Chiefs FC staff members are encouraged to attend educational trips set up by the club. The staff coach retreat serves as an opportunity to observe and work alongside some of the world leaders in soccer, while also having a chance for team building.


Monthly coaching newsletter/social media articles

With the use of regular newsletters and social media coaches are constantly kept up to date on new trends, articles and items that can further enable them to promote The Chiefs Way.

Bottom Line

The Chiefs Way Coach Development program  is a major investment by our club - one we believe is among our most important as it directly impacts the development of well-rounded youth soccer players.  Providing a well-defined set of player development standards, expecting a high level of professionalism by all coaches for every team, and providing meaningful feedback and support to every coach are the ingredients to being in the position to develop players at all levels of play to best of their ability AND to have fun with soccer in the process. 

We whole heartedly believe Chiefs FC is a great place to play and coach soccer, and we work hard together every day to bring that mission to reality.

Go Chiefs!

Professional Coaching Staff

   
  Name: Neil McNab Jr.
Position: 
Executive Director

Playing Experience: 8 Years professional player, Portsmouth FC, Utah Blitzz, Long Island Rough Riders, Syracuse Salty Dogs, Wilmington Hammerheads

Coaching Experience: Chiefs FC Founding member, various youth programs throughout the U.S.

License Level: USSF B, UEFA C, NSCAA DOC Diploma
   
  Name: Neil McNab Sr.
Position:
Director of Coaching

Playing Experience: 
20 years professional, Manchester City, Tottenham, Bolton. voted top 50 players to ever play in Manchester all time.

Coaching Experience: 
Manchester City and Portsmouth Director of youth Academy, Chiefs FC Founding member

License Level:
USSF B, UEFA B
   
  Name: Andrew Crittenton
Position:
Staff Coach

Playing Experience: Coastal Carolina (2 years), Southern Polytechnic (1 year)

Coaching Experience: Dunwoody UMC Academy Program (2 years), Assistant JV Coach Dunwoody High and Peachtree Middle (2 Years), Chiefs FC (3 years)

License Level:
USSF E
   
Name: Lucas Moreno
Position:
Staff Coach

Playing Experience:

Coaching Experience:
TYSA (3 Years) Davis Academy, Chiefs FC (6 Years), St Pius HS (2011 ESPN High School Soccer National Champions, 2011 Georgia High School Boys Soccer State Champion, 2013 Georgia High School Boys Soccer State Champion) 2011 Georgia Soccer Boys Select Coach of the year, Elite Athlete Performance Atlanta Soccer Trainer.

License Level:
USSF C
   
Name: Amadu Ndaiye
Position: Staff Coach

Playing Experience:
4 years Furman University

Coaching Experience: 5 years Chiefs FC, 5 years Chiefs FC Summer Camp staff

License Level: USSF D
 

Name: Matt Cross
Position: Staff Coach, Girls Academy Coordinator

Playing Experience: Cobb FC, Campbell HS

Coaching Experience
: 1 year at Cherokee Soccer, 3 years at Georgia FC

License Level
: USSF E, Coerver Youth Diploma, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, NSCAA GK Level 1 & 2 Diploma

   

Name: Michael Spivey
Position: Staff Coach

Playing Experience:
University of West Florida, ADASL Wings
 
Coaching Experience:
Wesleyan Collage, Georgia Gwinnett College, UGA Soccer Camps, Macon Soccer Club

License Level:
NSCAA Advanced National

   

Name: Riley Sumpter

Position: Staff Coach, Boys Academy Coordinator

 

Playing Experience: Clemson University (2008-2011), Georgia Revolution 2012-2013 (NPSL), Silverbacks Reserves 2014-2015 (NPSL)

 

Coaching Experience: Chiefs FC (6 years) Chiefs FC after school programs

 

License Level: USSF C
           

   
Name: Spenser Sumpter
Position: Staff Coach, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship

Playing Experience:
Georgia State University Men's Team

Coaching Experience: Chiefs FC (6 Years), Chiefs FC after School Programs

License Level: USSF D

   

Name: Ivey Feldman
Position: Staff Coach

Playing Experience:
Club, High School, College Club Soccer

Coaching Experience:
Athens YMCA (3 years),  Chiefs FC Internship program, Chief FC (3 Years)

License Level:
USSF D License


   
  Name: Colin Wilson
Position: Staff Coach

Playing Experience:
 Club, Georgia ODP, Super-Y
 
Coaching Experience:
Georgia Revolution Women in the WPSL for 3 years, RYSA for 5 years, and assistant with Georgia Gwinnett College women's team

License Level:
USSF National C Coaching license, USSF National Y Coaching license, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Level 1 GK Diploma, and a USSF Grade 7 Referee Certification
   
 

Name: Sara Collins

Position: Staff Coach


Playing Experience:
Savannah College of Art and Design


Coaching Experience
: Savannah United (3 years)


License Level:
NSCAA GK Level 1 & 2 Diploma, USSF E

   
 

Name: Steve Reid
Position: Staff Coach, Director of Recreation


Playing Experience:
Club, High School, College Club Soccer


Coaching Experience:
TYSA 16 Years, Tucker High School Girls Varsity 1 Year, Chiefs FC 4 Years


License Level:
USSF E

   
 

Name: Michael Fodrie

Position: Staff Coach


Playing Experience
: Club and High School soccer

 

Coaching Experience: Soccer for Success coach (1 year) Chiefs internship program 

 

License: USSF E

   
 

Name: Tiffany Rodriguez

Position: Staff Coach


Playing experience:
Club, St. Pius X Varsity Soccer, Georgia Gwinnett Women’s college soccer  


Coaching experience:
Chiefs Internship Program 

    
 

Name: Callum Modrey

Position: Staff Coach


Playing experience: 
Youth soccer- Sunderland AFC Youth Academy, Brief spells at Leicester City and Hartlepool United (England).  England schoolboys U16,  College soccer- Georgia Gwinnett College


Coaching experience:
Chiefs Internship Program  

   
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