Hello from Coach Sarah
My name is Sarah Vigil, but to your children I’m Coach Sarah. I am a lead coach for SoccerKids programs in Marin County. I have over 25 years playing experience, including being a member of the UC Berkeley Women’s Soccer Team, and have been teaching children the game of soccer for over 10 years. I currently hold the United States Soccer Federation “E” coaching license.
Prior to joining Soccerkids I received my California Clear Teaching Credential in Early Childhood, Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and was a founding teacher at Cow Hollow Preschool in San Francisco.
I believe that children have amazing potential and through the developmentally appropriate curriculum SoccerKids provides, will have fun learning and playing the sport. I have spent the past 10 years advocating for children and I continue to do so with Soccerkids. I love working with children and find them brilliant little people! Watching them grow and learn in a non-competitive atmosphere makes me feel lucky and excited to go to work everyday. I can truly say “I love my job!”
EMAIL ME: COACHSARAH@SOCCERKIDS.COM
Hello from Coach Toni!
My name is Toni Sander and each week, as Coach Toni, I have the honor of not only teaching your children the beautiful game of soccer, but also contributing to your child’s growth and development through this fantastic program we know as SoccerKids.
I have played soccer for most of my life, starting at the youth level in AYSO with parent coaches, high school and three years of club soccer. My ‘career’ has spanned college intramurals, women’s premier and semi-pro at the regional level. My most exciting memories are having had the opportunity to play against the likes of Sissi, Brandi Chastain and the Japanese National Women’s team. Soccer has been a lifelong passion of mine and I will continue to play until I can’t!
Off the field, I am a social worker by training. I spent ten years in the fields of mental health and child welfare working with children and families before stopping to start a family of my own. I realized SoccerKids would be a great opportunity to return to my work with children in a positive, creative environment teaching a sport that I love.
EMAIL ME: COACHTONI@SOCCERKIDS.COM
Hello from Coach Lety!
My name is Lety Byrne, also known as Coach Lety to the SoccerKids of Marin and San Francisco. I grew up in the Central Valley playing soccer at the young age of 4 and well into my young adult years both for fun and competitively. As a current Early Childhood Education major in SF, I have learned the proper tools to help children develop basic soccer skills and even enhance their social skills on and off the soccer field. I find soccer to be an amazing sport to help younger children develop their motor skills and spatial awareness while most of all having FUN.
My professor said something yesterday that made me say hmmmmm. He wondered why parents were adamant about a licensed trained professional for their child’s education prior to 3pm, but not afterwords. It made me appreciate the SoccerKids program and it’s part in hiring staff that are trained in childhood education.
As a head coach for SoccerKids, I hope to use my education to help leave a positive impact on your child’s experience with soccer while helping them love the sport just as much as I do.
EMAIL ME: COACHLETY@SOCCERKIDS.COM
Hello from Coach Dash!
My name is Dashiell MacNamara, but most know me as Coach Dash. Growing up in San Francisco I had the opportunity to play soccer from a young age, and develop my love for the game in a very similar environment to the one at SoccerKids. After growing up playing for club teams all over the bay area I went on to play division 1 soccer at UC Davis, and then continued playing in the NPSL.
I have coached kids at all levels, from high school, to middle school, to first time players. I am so happy to be a part of the amazing program that is SoccerKids, and it’s continued growth in San Francisco.
The value of great coaching from an early age cannot be understated. And while I credit much of my success and passion for soccer to my earliest coaches, I recognize now that they taught me much more than just soccer. My goal is not just to develop your child’s skills and passion for soccer, but to cultivate an environment in which they recognize creativity, determination, and teamwork, will help them achieve there goals (no pun intended).
I can’t wait to coach your child and have another awesome, crazy, frustrating, rewarding, silly, wonderful, fun day playing soccer!
EMAIL ME: COACHDASH@SOCCERKIDS.COM
Hello from Coach ADAM!
My name is Adam Mejia but luckily each week I get to transform into Coach Adam. I grew up in central California and I have been playing the beautiful game of soccer since the age of 4 and continue to play to this day. Through soccer I have learned invaluable skills such as determination and hard work as well as made lifelong friendships that I hope your kids will also learn and make during their time at SoccerKids.
I have worked with kids from all ages of early years of high school down to kindergarten. I was a special education educator for the San Francisco Unified School District for the last few years for both physically and emotionally impaired children of San Francisco. Through this work, I have learned to have fun, appreciate and learn from each kid that I have had the pleasure of working with.
I believe that much like great teaching, great coaching will set the building blocks for which kids can grow into hard working, independent, determined, yet silly individuals. I love the opportunity that Soccerkids provides for each kid to have a chance to learn these things and I am beyond happy to have a chance to teach them.
I am looking forward to having a goofy and silly time as well as playing some soccer and teaching/learning some sweet moves from your child!
EMAIL ME: COACHADAM@SOCCERKIDS.COM