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:


DHEE GOVENDER

Head Coach

Dhee Govenderis in third yearas the Junior Pandas Soccer head coach.

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LIZ JEPSEN

Program Director

Liz Jepsen, Head Coach of Pandas Soccer (Year 12),begins her 3rd year as the Junior Pandas Soccer Program Director.

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ANNALISE SCHELLENBERG

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Anna, Pandas Soccer Alumnae,is in her 3rd year with the Junior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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COURTNEY WALD

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Waldo, Pandas Soccer Alumnae& current Pandas Soccer Assistant Coach, is in her second year with theJunior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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KRISTYN SHAPKA

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Shapkais in herInauguralyearwith theJunior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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ALISON FERGUSON

JuniorAssistant Coach

Junior Assistant Coach Fergieis in herInauguralyearwith theJunior Pandas Soccer coaching staff.

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ARMANDO SANCHEZ LONA

Goal Keeping Coach

We are pleased to have Coach Armando join our 2017 Spring Summer Junior Pandas Staff.

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HEATHER CHINELLATO

Goal Keeping Guest 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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CHRISTA CRUTHERS

Manager

Manager Afficiando Christa is in her third year as Junior Pandas Manager.

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MICHAEL COOK

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

Julia Ignacio, Assistant Coach (FW 2014 - SS 2016)

Elise Emmott, Assistant Coach(FW 2015 - SS 2016)

Brittany Kindzierski, Assistant Coach

Dr. John Dunn, Mental Skills Education






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