Posted On June 27, 2010 by PUSC
Placer United Soccer Club is pleased to announce we have created a full-time Technical Director position.
As part of Placer United’s ongoing commitment to providing the best youth soccer development program in Northern California, we are pleased to announce that with the support of the Board of Directors, current Placer United Pro Staff Coach Kelcey Chaidez has been promoted to the position of Director of Technical Development for the U9-13 boys and girls age groups. In this position, Kelcey will be responsible for developing and implementing a standardized, rigorous, and age-appropriate technical skills development curriculum for all players in the U9-13 age groups. He will also be responsible for developing an outreach program aimed at generating greater numbers of younger players to the club. This will be done through our Juniors program and other programs to ensure players benefit from this technical training at the earliest possible ages.
Kelcey is a highly accomplished coach who is well known to many of our families already. He joined Placer United in 2008 following a successful stint of coaching in the Santa Rosa area, including seven years as staff coach with the Santa Rosa United Soccer Club. He also served as Assistant Head Coach for the Santa Rosa Junior College when they won State and National Championships.
Kelcey’s teams are always very skilled and he holds his players to a high technical standard. He will be a very valuable resource for the players and the soccer club moving forward. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise into this position. His work rate and passion for developing players will be an asset to the entire Placer United community.
Kelcey holds an USSF National “B” license, a National Youth Diploma, and NCSAA Goalkeeping 1 & 2 diplomas. Beyond his credentials, Kelcey is a passionate advocate of the game in general and the Placer United Soccer Club in particular, having performed many outreach and development duties for the Club already on an informal basis. In additional to his current coaching duties, he participates in our Placer Juniors program and constantly strives to encourage more players to take advantage of the training Placer United has to offer.
Kelcey is very excited for this new position and opportunity with Placer United. He will work very hard to develop our younger players to their full potential and promote the soccer club.
Please join your Board of Directors, Co-Coaching Directors, and his fellow coaches in congratulating Kelcey on this new position and promotion.
Ron Benjamin and Paul O’Brien
Co-Directors of Coaching