Goodman joins US Youth Soccer staff
December 31, 2003 09:00 PM
US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports association, today named Tom Goodman as the organization’s new national Director of Coaching Education.
While serving in this newly created position, Goodman will be responsible for the implementation of coaching education programs and work to raise the overall standard of play within the US Youth Soccer ranks through coaching education and player development with the emphasis being on the recreational player and coach.
Goodman, who holds U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" and National Youth licenses, brings more than 27 years of coaching experience to the new position, including serving as a USSF National Staff Coach since 1993.
Goodman also has extensive involvement with the 25-year-old US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) having served for many years on the US Youth Soccer ODP Region I staff and as a US Youth Soccer ODP staff coach for Connecticut Junior Soccer Association. He also served as the director of coaching and player development for Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association.
A perennial speaker at the US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop and Coaches Convention, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Convention, and numerous State Association workshops, Goodman also served two years as a member of the NSCAA Board of Directors.
He is the founder and president of World Class Soccer, Inc., a successful US Youth Soccer club that has claimed numerous SNICKERSÒ US Youth Soccer Connecticut State Cup titles. While serving as president of the club, his Windsor World Class team claimed the Patricia L. Masotto Cup (Under-16 Girls) at the 1999 SNICKERSÒ US Youth Soccer National Championships.
An elementary, middle school, high school and college math teacher for 18 years, Goodman earned a bachelor’s degree of science from Springfield College and a master’s degree in administration and education from American International College (Massachusetts).