United Team Coach Dana McGray
The United Team was added to the Crossfire Club due to a overwhelming number of tryout participants in Spring 2014. The United Team was initially coached by Coach Fab of the Blue Team, but will now have their own dedicated coach, Dana McGray, starting in July 2014. United began in the Copper Division and have had a successful season and will be playing in the Bronze Division fall 2014.
Coach Dana grew up playing in local youth competitive club teams and ended up playing soccer for the University of Washington. Dana has been the assistant coach for teams in SSJYSL, a private trainer for youth soccer players, and developed a soccer specific physical training program at Performax Training Center in San Jose.
Coach Dana will have the United team in tip top shape with physical conditioning while focusing on individual skills and tactical knowledge; promoting fundamentals of team play, personal confidence and leadership skills.
Dana's personal motivation during training and what she wants her players to strive for is; "The vision of a champion is someone bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching" (Anson Dorrance, inpired by Mia Hamm).
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