WASHINGTON- DC Soccer Club Travel Coach Erwin Diaz has earned his USSF B Coaching License. Travel Coaches Nabayee Tesfu, Efrain Viana, and Ronny Amaguaña have received their USSF C Coaching License.
Diaz is a longtime Boys Travel Coach, serves as the Age Group Director for the U11/U12 Boys Age Group, and recently led the U12 Blue Metros to a championship win in the Eastern President Cup. Tesfu, Viana, and Amaguaña have all served as coaches on the Boys' side of the Travel program for several years.
The B License course is designed to introduce coaching concepts for older age groups, specifically for players aged 16 to college. The C License course seeks to educate coaches and teach them to best execute coaching tasks for the U11-U19+ age groups.
Nabayee Tesfu said, “I'm excited to have earned my USSF C Coaching License. Speaking to my colleagues, mentors, and other coaches, I've been taught that obtaining your coaching license is a huge part of my coaching education. It is a testament to the desire and hard work that a coach must put in outside of the soccer field to be the best coach they can be. I was able to connect, work with and learn from many other coaches in the DMV that were fantastic to take the course with. I look forward to implementing and executing what I learned on the field with DC Soccer Club!”
Efrain Viana said, “I took my National C License with PA West State Soccer from December 2022 until May 2023. I was able to learn a new methodology of coaching which has given me new insight into how to become a better coach. It was an overall great experience learning new ways to coach with great instructors. I plan to use the newly gained coaching knowledge to improve how I coach my DC Soccer Club teams and hope to prepare for my national B license soon.”
Ronny Amaguaña said, “I took my National “C” coaching license on March 2022 with PA West State Soccer. It was a great experience because I was able to learn a new methodology of coaching to give you a bigger outlook (bigger picture) to become a better coach. I was able to learn new ways to give instructions by looking for specific triggers that will make it easier for players to understand different situations. Overall, it was a great experience for me, because it taught me ways to improve team chemistry/inclusion and togetherness on and off the field. This past season I was able to see the difference from my previous teams and I plan to continue to use the newly gained knowledge to improve my coaching as well as my teams. I also look forward to a new season with DC Soccer Club and to preparing for my B license in the near future.”
Matt Badiee, Director of Coaching Education for DC Soccer Club, said, “When you learn you never lose. We are proud of our staff that is constantly pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and raising the bar to help us support the future of the club and our players.”