Alan Finnie - Winter Development Academy Coordinator

Santa Rosa United is pleased to announce the continued appointment of Alan Finnie as the Winter Development Academy Coordinator for the January-February 2012 session.

Originally from Scotland, Alan has been a top youth coach in Santa Rosa United for the past four years.  His resume includes a BS in Sports Studies, numerous coaching certificates from the Scottish Football Association including "Development," "Early Touches," "Coaching Youth Footballers," and "Physical Preparation for Youth Footballers" certificates.  Alan’s coaching experience includes three years as community coach with St. Mirren Football Club, two years as community coach with Glasgow Rangers, and three years with Major League Soccer (MLS) Camps in which he was the 2005 MLS Camps Coach of the Year.

Alan is currently the coach of the SRU U14 Girls Cyclones, the SRU U12 Girls Fire and the SRU U8 Boys Academy teams. 

Alan will be overseeing the third annual WDA Program after a very successful 2011 program when over 300 children completed the WDA.

The Winter Development Academy is an 8-week program that runs from January through February.  The sessions include one training session and one game day per week, with the girls WDA typically running on a Wednesday/Saturday timeline and the boys WDA typically running on a Monday/Saturday timeline.

This year Alan is introducing a new PREMIER WDA for more advanced U11 - U14 soccer players that want to take their soccer to the next level by training with college and high school coaches.  These trainings will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

For more information, please contact Alan at wdacoordinator@hotmail.com


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