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GUSTAVO DELGADO

Email Coach Gus at: gdelgado@alianzalimademd.com

I am a soccer coach with over 9 years experience as a Head Coach of various youth soccer teams. I have over 15 years of experience as a soccer player from U-5 to U-18 from amateur level to academy level under a professional club. I have successfully won with various age groups and divisions in local futsal leagues, indoor leagues, and MSI Classic leagues with a determined belief in a commitment to character, education, and training. You'll see from my resume that I have had great results as a coach and have been brought up well as a player within established clubs.

Player Experience:

Alianza Lima, Lima, Peru. 1997-2000
Deportivo Municipal, Lima, Peru. 1995-1997
Academia Deportiva Cantolao, Callao, Peru. 1993-1995

Coaching Philosophy:

My philosophy has and always will be to put my players first. I am an educator and to me the development of my players is of utmost importance. My commitment to my players is unwavering. My desire is to see my players learn and effectively improve their skill through an effective coaching program. I seize upon victories as well as defeats as teaching moments to build on self-confidence and positive character traits such as discipline, self-motivation, self-worth and love for the game. My focus is on effort rather than outcome. My standards are built for continuous learning and improvement. I encourage and try to inspire regardless of a player's skill level and I strive to get better without threatening them through fear, intimidation, or shame. I look to create a partnership with players. I involve team members in determining team rules and communication to build effective relationships. I strive to develop appropriate relationships with players based on respect, caring, and character. I have an obligation to the game that I love and I share that love and enjoyment with all. I respect opponents, recognizing that a worthy opponent will push my team to do its best. I teach in a positive manner, producing the best players and, ultimately, the best results.

Coaching Experience:

2008 - Present: Head Coach of the Montgomery Elite MSI Classic Division 1 U10-U11. Rockville, MD
2004 - Present: Head Coach of Sion United MSI Classic Division 1 U10-U13. Rockville, MD
2002 - 2006: Head Coach of Sion United MSI Classic Division 1 U12-U16. Rockville, MD

Coaching Education:

2010 - USSF National "Y" Youth License
2008 - MSYSA D License
2007 - The Soccer School (by Graham Ramsay (former Director of Soccer Development for the Maryland State Soccer Association)
2006 - FA Psychology for Soccer, FA Planning, Preparing, and Evaluating Coaching Sessions, FA Player and Match Analysis, FA Fitness in Football
2005 - NSCAA Fundamentals of Coaching Soccer
2004 - USSF E and F License