Saturday, 9 March 2013

UISA Hires Shel Brodsgaard as Soccer Development Coordinator for VIPL Riptides

March 8, 2013
The Vancouver Island Premier League’s (VIPL) ‘Riptide” franchise has hired Shel Brodsgaard as Soccer Development Coordinator. Shel Brodsgaard’s vision for the future of the VIPL program and how it will be achieved in both the short and the long term has been welcomed by the League’s member clubs which include Comox Valley United Soccer Club, Powell River Soccer Association and Campbell River Soccer Association.

Brodsgaard’s first task will be the creation and maintenance of a high performance model for coaches and players to support and guide the VIPL program and enhance the quality of experiences for players, coaches, families and communities. He will also be assisting coaches in planning and implementing short term and multi-seasonal programs for technical, tactical and physical development and will oversee the process for player evaluations and be involved with coaching selection.

The hiring of Shel Brodsgaard whose profile includes six years as Canadian Soccer Association National Team Goalkeeper coach, eighteen years as a Business Owner and fifteen years as a Professional Athlete, has been achived by the VIPL without requiring any large increase in per-player costs from previous years which will no doubt be a relief for hard-pressed parents.

We welcome and look forward to having Mr. Brodsgaard continue to further our guiding principles consisting of:
  • Attainability: An important developmental link in the chain that allows member players to move along a progressive pathway from the current Club/House system (Tier 4), up through the UISA Development league (Tier 3), into the regional VIPL program (Tier 2), and then onto the Vancouver Island Wave franchise of the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (Tier 1).
  • Accessibility: Continue to being committed to attracting and retaining the most talented soccer players within the region, regardless of individual financial circumstances.
  • Player-Focused: Continue seeking to provide a top-quality developmental and age appropriate competitive environment that will allow all of its players to rise to the level of their abilities. This overarching concept serves as the primary decision-making framework of the franchise what is best for the players and their development, is the number one concern of the program.
 Shel Brodsgaard is commended for his achievements, some of which include:
  • 2002, 2004, 2006 FIFA Women's World Youth Championships
  • 2004 Pan-Am Games Silver Medal
  • 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Third Place
  • 2002 FIFA Women's World Youth Championships Second Place

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