“Soccer for Social Change - Soccer is a life skill for personal development and societal transformation. It’s an international language that connects us all in the spirit of play.” ~ Coach Sirch
I have played soccer since 3rd grade in upstate New York. In High School I was an all season athlete. I tried out as a walk-on and made the SUNY Binghamton University Men’s Soccer team, at the time was a huge personal accomplishment. Unfortunately the demand of engineering program and full time soccer was not possible to maintain, sadly I had to let go of playing.
My passion for soccer came back to life after my son started playing in 1st grade 2013 and watching all summer the televised games of the 2014 Men’s FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil. I started playing pickup soccer, coaching my son; and now my 1st grade daughter. We have been a full-time soccer family for the past 5 plus years; decided to change my career, returning back to school, completing both Youth Worker and Community Health Worker Certification program at Ocean Campus, City College of San Francisco with 4.0 GPA.
Today I work full-time as a head recess coach at SFUSD Alvarado Elemetary School in Noe Valley. I play “street soccer” with the kids on the blacktop every recess. I work part-time for SF Recreation & Parks after school program, Archery Instructor at Summer Day Camps; Camp Mather.
I enjoy introducing the beautiful game to children. My hope for each player is to have fun. It’s important for me that both personal & player development occurs in their soccer journey. I want the players to challenge themselves to get better everyday, come to each practice/game with a positive attitude, open heart, mind, and willingness to grow, becoming comfortable with the ball, learning to share the ball, and moving without the ball. Losing is part of winning, success will come when players have fun, builds trust, and time together will organically build team synergy & success.
Peace, love, kindness; be well,
Sourichanh Chanthyasack, MBA; Community Health Worker (CHW) & Youth Worker (YW)
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