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David Anderson.

David Anderson

Hometown/first soccer experience: Grew up in the Detroit, MI area. My first exposure to soccer was during recess in elementary school. I didn’t start playing soccer seriously until high school and college; thus, one of the reasons I am passionate about giving children opportunities to explore and discover the game at a young age.

Family: My wife, Melissa, and I have two girls: Eleanor and Cora.

Years of Coaching: 7 – I started as an assistant for the DIII men’s team at my alma mater. I was promoted to head coach of the women’s program three years later.

Favorite Team and why: Liverpool. I was first captivated by the play of Steven Gerrard but had to endure the end of the Benitez era through the entirety of Brendan Rodgers’ tenure before the success under Klopp. I chose an English team to support because the Premier League is most accessible to follow of any European domestic leagues – at least from the US.

Favorite Player and why: Past: Steven Gerrard – brilliant skill, wonder-strikes, shined under pressure. Present: James Milner – team first, dependable, mentor.

Coaching Education: USSF D

Why did you start coaching? I experienced what a profound impact a coach could have on the life of a player; how mentorship can shape perspective through sport.

Coaching Role Models/Mentors: Jeff Pill – great teacher of the game, sees the potential of players and ignites the passion for improvement. John Wooden – though I obviously never met him, I have read much of what he has written, listened/watched interviews, and tried to emulate his approach to success in sports.

Favorite Coaching Memory: The dramatic wins are always memorable, but I’m most fond of the relationships with players I’ve coached that continue to this day. Seeing them succeed in spheres outside of soccer is a tremendous joy.

What are your hobbies outside of soccer? Time with my wife and girls. I also love to play golf – love the mental aspect of the game.

Favorite Book: Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

Did you play other sports growing up? Baseball, Basketball, Golf, and pretty much any sport that can be played in the back yard or driveway

What is something people may never guess about you? I have scored an albatross (double eagle) in golf. I holed out on my second shot on a Par 5…and I have the newspaper clipping to prove it.

street soccer

In our Street Soccer program, players have the opportunity to create their own teams, make their own calls, and unconsciously develop their technical and tactical awareness–all while expressing themselves with the ball at their feet. We believe players should be able to manage themselves and have the freedom to play, interact, problem-solve, innovate, and take ownership of their participation in the game. Teams are created the day of to promote diversity, and games are played without referees to reinforce positive conflict resolution techniques. Our I-Mentor coaches will supervise each field making sure that players and facilities are safe while maintaining a fun and challenging environment.

PSU’s Street Soccer is open to all 9U to 19U players. Our Old School Street Soccer is open to any parent, soccer coach, and their significant others. Bring the whole family!

Sign up required for waiver completion. But then just lace up and show up!

 

Fall Details

  • Fridays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8
  • Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex

Rules

  • Games are 7 minutes long
  • Players must play within their age range
  • Sliding or going to ground is not allowed
  • There is no offsides, but all other soccer rules apply
  • There are no referees – players call their own fouls
  • Profanity of any kind is not allowed

Important Information

  • Games will be played by gender (girls vs. girls / boys vs. boys) whenever possible.
  • Players may be required to wear provided pennies (pinnies are washed in between sessions).
  • Cleats, shin guards, socks (covering the shin guards) shorts, and shirts are required.
  • Players may be asked to conform to specific guidelines (using hand-sanitizer, etc.) to support the safest possible environment for everyone.
  • Teams may be adjusted by PSU team members multiple times during each session, including during games.
  • Players are expected to play with great sportsmanship and consideration for their fellow players at all times.
  • PSU reserves the right to disallow the participation of a player (or players) in PSU’s Street Soccer program for any reason. Players who are disallowed from play may not participate in future Summer Street Soccer sessions.
  • Participants are highly encouraged to check the website for the field status prior to traveling to participate.
  • Signed waiver is required.