Jun 1, 2011

GFSC hires three new coaches

Great Falls Soccer Club (GFSC) is pleased to announce that the following coaches have accepted an invitation to join the club as our newest coaches: Craig Scott, Radovan "Rado" Pletka, and Apostolos "Paul" Georgiou.

Craig, Rado, and Paul are all highly experienced coaches who will bring sound coaching and technical-skills development training, leadership, and communications skills to their teams and the club.
Craig Scott, a George Mason University alumnus, holds a USSF E License, and Scottish and English FA youth coaching certificates. He has been coaching in Scotland for the last six years, and his team just won their league. Prior to that, he coached in the US for about ten years and recently moved back to the US. Craig played on the youth development team for a Scottish First Division team - Dunfermline Athletic. Craig will become the rising U11 boys Everton Blue coach.
Radovan Pletka, also a George Mason University alumnus, holds a USA D Licence and UEFA coaching license. Rado has played professional soccer in Greece and coached at Lake Braddock High School, Golden Boot, Vienna Youth Soccer, and Reston Soccer Association. Rado will become the rising U11 boys Everton White coach and U13 boys Madrid '98 Elite coach (NCSL Division 2).
Paul Georgiou has more than 12 years experience in travel soccer, holds a USSF C License, and is currently coaching U12 Reston United '98 team, a WAGS Division 1 team. Additionally, Paul has coached the U17 Reston Strikers '93 team where he moved them from ODSL Division 5 to WAGS Division 1 over eight years. He grew up in Greece playing soccer since U4 for local clubs and continues playing intramural and adult-league soccer mainly for fun. Paul will become the rising U9 girls Pride Blue coach.
GFSC Commission Kenny Cushing and Technical Director Hussam Bader conducted extensive interviews and assessed potential new coaches' leadership and training skills in person before making their final decision on all new coaches. Congratulations to Craig, Rado, and Paul for making the cut and joining an exemplary soccer organization.