Junior Pandas Coaching Staff

The Junior Pandas Soccer Program has a team of coaches who mentor and support each other. They’ve “been there” as athletes and as coaches, and share these experiences amongst themselves to help their own learning and growth in their capacity asJunior Pandas Soccer Programcoaches.

Our coaching team promotes the Pandas Soccer philosophy. Our perspective of complete athlete development (physical, mental and technical training) versus winning is what drives coaching plans. Our coaches set individual and team goals and provide individual and team feedback. Throughout each season, coaches communicate openly and honestly with their athletes.

A majorobjectivefor our program is to create an environment for an athlete that is intensive in the absence of fear. We want our athletes to feel safe, supported, able to take risks and at the same time to be intense, purposeful and mindful of the implications of the choices (and learning experiences) that they will make.

We are proud to announce our coaching team - a team that will create this learning environment for our athletes:


Head Coach

Former Assistant Coach Shapkawill take the lead as Head Coach with theJunior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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Program Director &Staff Coach

Liz Jepsen, Head Coach of Pandas Soccer (Year 12),begins her 4th year as the Junior Pandas Soccer Program Director.

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Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Anna, Pandas Soccer Alumnae,is in herfourthyear with the Junior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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Staff Coach

Coach Waldo, Pandas Soccer Alumnae& current Pandas Soccer Assistant Coach,is pleased to act as a guest coach for theJunior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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Goal Keeping Staff Coach

We are pleased to have Coach Armando join our 2017-18 Fall Winter Junior Pandas Staff.

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Goal Keeping Staff Coach

Heather Chinellato, 10+ year Pandas Soccer coaching member, is pleased to act as a guest coach for theJunior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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Treasurer Afficiando Christa is in her fourth year as Junior Pandas Manager.

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High Performance Training Centre Lead Coach

Coach Michael returns for his second year as the lead in the Junior Pandas High Performance Training.

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Past Coaching Staff

Dhee Govender

Julia Ignacio

Elise Emmott

Brittany Kindzierski

Dr. John Dunn

PSOC 2014