Posted On April 15, 2018 by PUSC
Placer United shares the same vision and philosophy as U.S. Soccer when it comes to coaching, “developing players is a combination of proper coaching and setting up a positive learning environment.” Simply put “better coaches = better environment = better players. This is why we are proud to welcome UEFA A licensed and current Peterborough United Academy Coach Mark Thompson to our coaching staff.
“Mark has grown up in the academy system and played professionally in England,” said Paul O’Brien, Placer’s Director of Soccer Operations. “He signed for Grimsby Town who played in the English Championship Division, one division below EPL, at age twelve. Mark made it all the way to the first team by age eighteen so he knows what it’s like to work hard every day at training in order to achieve your dreams and goals. I really think the players in our club will benefit from that type of day to day experience.”
Mark is currently the head coach of the U14 Academy team at Peterborough United also known as “The Posh”, as well as a scout for the first team. In this role he attends multiple games to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition’s formation and individual players in order to aid match preparation for upcoming first team fixtures. Mark also coaches teams in the club’s futsal program at Peterborough where teams compete in the English National Futsal League at the new home of English Football, St Georges Park.
Welcome Mark! Go Placer!