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Peninsula Region Education Director
HQ Phone:  (253) 476-2237
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500 S 336Th St Suite 100
Federal Way, Washington,98003
Washington Youth Soccer is the largest youth soccer organization in Washington. Washington Youth Soccer is the state's affiliate for US Youth Soccer, which is the largest sports organization in the United States and the most populous member of the United State... more.
Directors of Coaching Education
John Wedge will be responsible for the Peninsula Region, which encompasses Washington Youth Soccer's District 4.
John has been involved with and supportive of Youth Soccer in the United States since 1979 in a variety of roles. John is a native of West Yorkshire, England where he grew up playing, and then coaching, soccer. In 1978, John graduated from Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds University with a B.Ed. degree in Human Movement. In 1979 John immigrated to New York City where he taught Physical Education and coached soccer at Tilden H.S. in Brooklyn . He moved to Seattle , where he coached at Shoreline Community College from 1980 to 1984, winning the Northwest Colleges Coach of the Year Award in 1982. He was Coaching Director for the Washington State Soccer League in 1984 and 1985 before becoming Head Coach of both the men's and women's teams of the Valley Cities S.C., a semi-pro club based in Kent. While he was general manager of the Tacoma Indoor Soccer Center , John also coached the Tacoma Wings to a National Amateur Men's Open Indoor title in 1987. He was the Washington State Men's Open Coach between 1987 and 1989 and won the Washington State "Player of the Year" award in 1988. Player coach of the Men's O-30 State Champions "Northend Internationals", he also coached the Women's O-30 "Life's Events", to State titles in 1989 and 1990. John returned to high school coaching with Federal Way between 1991 and 1996 and was named the SPSL's Coach of the Year in 1992. He was the head coach of The Evergreen State College Men's team in 1996 and 1997. He helped create the Highline Heat soccer club in 1997 and was its first Coaching Director. He was concurrently Coaching Director of the Shorelake Soccer Club in 1998 and 1999, and President of Coerver Coaching of Washington from 1997 to 1999. John is currently Program Director with the Bainbridge Island Soccer Academy. He is responsible for camps, clinics and developing curricula. John is a staff instructor with Washington Youth Soccer for whom he has conducted numerous coach licensing clinics since 1985. He holds a USSF "A" coaching license, a National Youth License, and the Premier Award of the NSCAA.
- WSYSA - Peninsula Region Education Director (John Wedge)
We touch on the multi facets of the Byte Size Coaching program . We introduce our First Byte Size Coaching practice by John Wedge - who works with Bainbridge Soccer Club and also is a Coach for the Washington State Youth Soccer Association.
As well, our first Coaching Practice idea in the BSC Newsletter comes from John Wedge, who is with the Bainbridge Youth Soccer Club , across the water from Seattle.John is a staff instructor for the Washington State Youth Soccer Association and a very experienced and accomplished coach.
Tony Waiters // Official Web Site of the World of Soccer - BSC Newsletter October 2006
As well, our first Coaching Practice idea in the BSC Newsletter comes from John Wedge, who is with the Bainbridge Youth Soccer Club - across the water from Seattle.
John is a staff instructor for the Washington State Youth Soccer Association and a very experienced and accomplished coach.