TOM POOLE COACHING
Soccer Training for All ages
MEET THE COACH
Tom is a highly qualified coach who works tirelessly towards continued player development. A dominant figure in the Soccer community, Tom is currently the Boys Director of Coaching for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club and is based in Denver, CO, USA. Tom oversees all facets of the boys competitive branch with direct oversight of other full time Boys Directors and 40+ staff coaches.
Tom leads all facets of the boys program from continual coaching education and player develop, age group appropriate curriculum instruction and implementation as well staff development, retention, hiring and management. Tom has direct oversight of budget, goal setting, strategic planning for the competitive boys program.
Tom currently holds his UEFA 'A' License as well as his USC Advanced National, Premier & Director of Coaching Diplomas. Tom was selected as a top 30 coach under the age of 30 in the United States in 2018 by United Soccer Coaches. Tom is also involved in the West Region ODP program and has worked at the collegiate level. Tom was formerly the Director of Soccer Operations with the University of Denver, Men's Soccer Program (NCAA DI) and Assistant Coach & Director of Performance at Regis University (NCAA DII)
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Tom has developed a comprehensive, competitive based soccer curriculum while adopting the Canadian Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). This model has been broken down into phases/stages depending on the chronological age of the child.
The curriculum is designed for U5-U19 players while covering the four pillars of modern day coaching.
1) Technical Expertise
2) Tactical Awareness
3) Mental Toughness/Resiliency
4) Physical/Psychosocial Capabilities
Each age group has been assigned a specific phase within the stages of the player development pathway:
U5-U6 - Stage 1 - "The Active Start"
U7-U9 - Stage 2 - "The Fundamentals"
U10-U12 - Stage 3 - "Learning to Train"
U13-U15 - Stage 4 - "Training to Train"
U16-U18 - Stage 5 - "Training to Compete"
U19+ - Stage 6 - "Training to Win"
Throughout the curriculum, the four pillars of modern day soccer coaching are addressed in order of importance. Included is a competency based coaching diagram which explains the ages at which players should have mastered each soccer based skill. Evaluations, age group recommendations and much more is included.
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United States of America
MONDAY - 09.00-20.00
TUESDAY - 09.00-20.00
WEDNESDAY - 09.00-20.00
THURSDAY - 09.00-20.00
FRIDAY - 09.00-20.00
SATURDAY - Appointment Only
SUNDAY - Appointment Only