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Colorado Soccer Association Girls Developmental Coach of the Year

Director of Coaching Joanna Tucker was awarded the Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) Girls Developmental Coach of the Year (COY) at the CSA 2016 Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Each CSA club was allowed to submit one coach per category: Advanced League Boys, Advanced League Girls, Developmental League Boys, and Developmental League Girls. 

Joanna brings a teacher background to the role of coaching.  Her players and parents benefit from her organization and communication skills. She is a constant study in player development, and fiercely committed to her players emotional and physical growth.  Joanna demonstrates respect for her players. She holds her players accountable and to high expectations, while at the same time creating a sense of community and belonging within her team. Joanna is warm, accessible, enthusiastic, and caring which in return makes her players want to work hard for her.

CSA Director of Coaching Mike Frietag said, "I've met Joanna a couple times and am impressed with her demeanor. She is the type of person I would like to coach my own kids because she is warm, positive person who really cares about the game."

Joanna is a great role model not only for her players but also our DYSA coaches. She dedicates a lot of time to her team and our club, and brings and level of professionalism and commitment to our program. Joanna has helped us create a positive club culture and sincerely practices what she preaches.

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