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SJEB Rush Announce USSDA Staff

02/23/2019, 5:30pm EST
By SJEB Rush

US Soccer Development Academy member SJEB Rush has announced their coaching staff for the 2019/20 season. SJEB Rush are proud to join such and elite group of clubs in the Academy League.

The SJEB Rush club are stepping up their preparation for its inaugural year in the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy for the 2019/20 season by announcing their coaching staff.

The SJEB Rush DA staff includes coaches who have a history of producing successful teams over the past 20 years. SJEB Rush Academy Director Don D'Ambra will head up a staff of Eight who will be building rosters over the next several months.

Along with current staff members Wayne Grocott, Bill Shute, John Thompson and D'Ambra the club has added to its DA staff a professional a
thletic performance coach in Duarte Montiero, sports psychologist Andrew Wolinan, an individual performance analyst in Scott Middlemass, goalkeeper coach and former USWNT member Jill Loyden, and Virtua Sports Medicine will provide athletic trainers for home games. 

“I am very excited to announce our staff for the upcoming Development Academy season, we have the best coaches in South Jersey with a proven history of developing players for college soccer and national teams” D'Ambra said. “Every one of these coaches brings expertise and a wealth of coaching experience. We will draw on their impressive amount of experience in the game and to create a professional environment within the Academy."

The staff will work together to have an impact on all age groups not just their own team. The Academy teams will train at the same location on the same nights allowing for functional training sessions for defenders, midfielders and forwards. As well as speed and agility sessions together.

Example of weekly USSDA program:
Mondays - Field Session.
Tuesdays - Speed and Agility.
Wednesday - Field Session.
Thursdays - Individual/Team Development
(Film Breakdown/Futsal/Sports Psychology/Team Building).
Saturdays - Game Day.

U13 Girls (2007)
Head Coaches: John Thompson & Bill Shute.
Assistant Coaches: Don D'Ambra, Wayne Grocott.
U14 Girls (2006)
Head Coaches: Wayne Grocott & Don D'Ambra.
Assistant Coaches: Bill Shute & John Thompson.
U15 Girls (2005)
Head Coaches: Don D'Ambra.
Assistant Coaches: Wayne Grocott, Bill Shute & John Thompson.
U16 Girls (2004)
Head Coaches: John Thompson & Bill Shute.
Assistant Coaches: Don D'Ambra, Wayne Grocott.
U17 Girls (2003):
Head Coaches: Bill Shute & Jeff Zoyak.
Assistant Coaches: John Thompson, Don D'Ambra & Wayne Grocott.
U18 Girls (2001/02)
Head Coaches: John Thompson & Bill Shute.
Assistant Coaches: Don D'Ambra & Wayne Grocott.


USSDA Academy Director: Don D'Ambra (Bio)
USSDA Staff Coach: Wayne Grocott (Bio)
USSDA Staff Coach: Bill Shute (Bio)
USSDA Staff Coach: John Thompson (Bio)
Goalkeeper Coach: Jill Loyden (Bio) & The Keeper Institute
College Advisory Program: Bill Shute (Bio)
Sports Scientist: Duarte Monteiro (Bio) - Zen Sports Speed
Sports Psychologist: Dr Andrew Wolanin Psy. D. (Bio) - Wolanin Consulting

Individual Development Program: Scott Middlemass (Bio)
Athletic Trainer: Virtua Sports Medicine.
General Manager: Stan Simmons

Don D'Ambra

Don D'Ambra

John Thompson

John Thompson

Jill Loyden & The Keeper Institute

Jill Loyden & The Keeper Institute

Bill Shute

Bill Shute

Wayne Grocott

Wayne Grocott

Scott Middlemass

Scott Middlemass

Dr. Wolanin

Dr. Wolanin

Duarte Monteiro

Duarte Monteiro

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