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Bill Shute

BILL SHUTE - wbshute@sjebrush.org

Coach Bill Shute is known as a great coach/trainer of technical skills and is well regarded as one of the best developers of youth soccer players in the South Jersey area. He can often be heard saying “fast is fast, but smooth is faster,” a phrase for which he is known to instruct his players. He is known as much for his passion for coaching as he is for his attention to detail.  Coach Bill is also known for his infusion of Soccer I.Q, topics into training and is known for developing extremely intelligent soccer players. He coached the 2002 NJ Rush Girls Blue team for four plus years and led them to 6 consecutive State Cup Championships (3 NJ Youth Soccer) and (3 US Club Soccer), and a USYS Region 1 Title in 2016. During his 4 ½ years of coaching the team, they were ranked # 1 in the country for three of those 4 ½ years. He was the first NJ Rush coach to win a National title after he took the 2002 NJ Rush girls team to the National Premier League (NPL) National Championship in Aurora, Colorado in 2016.  Before ending his tenure with the 2002 girls in 2016, Coach Bill led the team to the USYS National Championship in Frisco, TX, where the team ended the year among the four best teams in the nation. The team, comprised of many of the girls he coached and trained, eventually went on to win the U.S. Youth Soccer U-16 National Championship in 2018. 

As a result of his work and efforts with the 2002 Girls as well as his work with another rising team, Coach Bill was awarded by the NJYS State office with the Bob McNulty New Jersey Youth Soccer Coach of the Year Award in January, 2015. 

Even though his teams have won a great deal, Coach Bill maintains individual player development as his most important accomplishment. Coach Bill takes an approach that “all the little things matter” looking to improve quality of touch, speed of play, and awareness in every aspect of the game. He demands that all teams under his supervision establish a family atmosphere and develop synergy on and off the field.  This is created as a result of the respect, caring and compassion he gives to each of his players as well as the team family unit.

Coach Bill runs the NJ Rush/SJEB 3 v 3 Summer Program and understands the need for small sided game opportunities to better his players.  He is passionate about Futsal and uses it as a major development component for all of his players.  In that regard Coach Bill has sought out continuous coaching education to remain on the cutting edge of advancements in the game.  He has earned the United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Futsal license as well as the United States Futsal Federation (USFF) Level 2 coaching badge. In addition, Coach Bill has earned multiple coaching licenses through the NSCAA/United Soccer Coaches, U.S. Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer.  He has completed the U.S. Youth Soccer National Youth License, as well as the National C license through U.S. Soccer and is planning on taking his National B as soon as he is eligible. 

Coach Bill has recently agreed to help revamp the SJEB Rush College Advisory Program (CAP).  For the 2019-2020 season, Coach Bill will expand his role and become Director of the CAP.  In this capacity, Coach Bill will conduct multiple presentations each year, develop materials and strategies for dissemination to club members, assist with recruitment videos, liaison with college coaches, become familiar with all players within the DA and EDP Programs, as well as hold seminars and work nights to assist players in the club to achieve their college aspirations.

Coach Bill is a voracious reader and always stays up on the latest coaching trends in soccer, futsal, and sports performance. He has coached for 15 years and has been part of the Harrison Soccer Club, Rage FC Premier, New Jersey Rush and now SJEB Rush. Coach Bill is excited to be a part of the SJEB Rush Girls U.S. Soccer Development Academy staff and looks to grow and expand his knowledge as he works to help the players of the club do the same.