TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
5:30 – 6:00
Head Coach – Marcelino Yantas
We are excited to announce the hiring of Marcelino Yantas as the new Head Coach for Girls Soccer. Coach Yantas is a beloved member of the faculty here at TJ and has coached boys and girls soccer in DPS for 17 years.
He believes that a coach should be able to constantly adjust their style to each individual team, and individual player on the team. Each player is different in their own abilities and how they learn. A coach must be willing and able to meet the challenge of individualized instruction. In addition, he believes that success is achieved through support and positive reinforcement as well as consistent discipline. It is important for a coach to respect their players in order to earn their respect in return. They must also believe in their players and support them in order to unlock their true potential. These values can also be applied to daily life and will help students achieve a positive “team first” attitude to help them through all aspects of life.
Assistant Coach – Erin Thompson
Erin Thompson has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old. She graduated from DPS, and earned a scholarship to play soccer at Regis University. Coach Thompson believes in every player, and that in order to play at the next level they need to have the skills, abilities, fitness, and work ethic to make it. Coach Thompson works to help players build skills while still having fun on the field!