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NH CLASSICS – NH PHANTOMS SOCCER TRYOUTS
The NH Classics and the NH Phantoms youth soccer programs operating under an alliance agreement will hold open tryouts for all boys and girls teams Under-15 through Under-18 participating in the Winter 2007 – Spring/Summer 2008 season. Tryouts are open to all players from New Hampshire and for all levels including Premier teams and Club teams. Tryouts will be held at both the Back River outdoor fields and the NH Sportsplex (previously Rising Stars) indoor center in Bedford, NH at the following dates and times: Boys U15 and U16 Sun 11/04 12PM-2PM Back River Road Field Mon 11/05 5PM-7PM NH Sportsplex Wed 11/07 5PM-7PM NH Sportsplex Boys U17 Sun 11/04 12PM-2PM Back River Road Field Fri 11/09 5PM-7PM NH Sportsplex Boys U18 Sun 11/04 2PM-4PM Back River Road Field Sat 11/10 10AM-12PM Back River Road Field Girls U15 and U16 Sun 11/04 10AM-12PM Back River Road Field Tue 11/06 5PM-7PM NH Sportsplex Thu 11/08 5PM-7PM NH Sportsplex Girls U17 Sun 11/04 10AM-12PM Back River Road Field Fri 11/09 5PM-7PM NH Sportsplex Girls U18 Sun 11/04 2PM-4PM Back River Road Field Sat 11/10 10AM-12PM Back River Road Field Players must be dressed appropriately to tryout, bring water, and should arrive ½ hour early to check in. Players should download a Registration Membership Form – USYSA from www.nhclassics.org and bring that completed form to check in. Players should attend all tryout sessions. There is no tryout fee. Additional info on the NH Classics – NH Phantoms Alliance, program fees, and tryouts can be found by clicking on Handouts and then Alliance & Tryouts. ANHEUSER-BUSCH FIELD — If Sportsman field in Bedford is closed due to inclement weather, then the AB fields are closed as well. Please log on to www.bedfordreconline.com for field closing info.
NH Classics-NH Phantoms Coaching Staff
NH Classics-NH Phantoms include a mix of college, high school and longtime youth soccer coaches who form a highly professional and experienced coaching staff for successful player development. A brief bio follows in alphabetical order:.
Dave Anderson – USSF B SNHU Head Men’s Coach Since arriving at SNHU in 1998, Dave has continued the strong soccer tradition at SNHU with numerous NCAA Division II tournament bids including the national championship game in 2002. A past player on national championship teams at Southern Connecticut State University, Dave resides in Manchester and also directs the Nutmeg Soccer Camp..
Mark Barnard – USSF E Mark headed up and grew the successful NH Classics Academy program for a number of years and is a longtime board member and coach with the program. Mark, Sue and family reside in Bedford..
Nihad Biscanin A past player at Central High School and American International College. Nihad resides in Manchester..
Peter Bisson Pembroke HS Boys Head Coach A past goalkeeper for Central High School and American International College, Peter currently heads the Pembroke Boys Varsity program. Peter resides in Manchester..
Fraser Brooks – USSF D Originally from Dumbarton Scotland, Fraser’s family includes three that played professionally in the Premier League of the Scottish Football Association. Fraser, Lori and family reside in Amherst..
Thierry Ciot – USSF E Thierry originally hails from France and is a longtime soccer player and enthusiast. He was involved in the Hollis program prior to working with the NH Classics. Thierry, Brigitte and family reside in Hollis..
Paul Cleary CSC Women’s Head Coach A native of Ireland and a past player for SNHU as well as a player – coach for the NH Phantoms. Paul is currently the Head Women’s Coach and Colby-Sawyer College. Paul, Kara and family reside in Londonderry..
Christine Cochran Currently playing for Saint Anselm College..
Jim Cole – USSF E Jim and family reside in Bedford..
Holly Costa Pelham HS Girls Head Coach A past player with the NH Lady Phantoms, Holly currently coaches at Pelham High School..
Heidi Crockett – USSF D Heidi and family reside in Gilmanton..
Jeff Curran – USSF E Jeff and family reside in Bedford..
Willie Davis – USSF B & YN FPU Men’s Assistant Coach Previously a club coaching director and ODP coach in Louisiana, Willie is currently the assistant men’s coach at perennial NCAA Division II power Franklin Pierce University..
Hermann Defregger Gilford HS Boys Assistant Coach Hermann originally hails from Austria and is a longtime soccer player. Hermann also coaches at the highly successful Class M power Gilford High School. Hermann, Cathy and family reside in Gilford..
John DeMerritt – USSF D JD and family reside in Bedford..
Suley Doemnez – USSF A, NSCAA Advanced National Suley is a past head coach of the NH Phantoms professional team and is also the owner of Suley’s Soccer in Manchester. Suley and family reside in Dublin..
Rick Durand – USSF E Rick currently coordinates the NH Classics Academy program and is also a board member. Rick and family reside in Bedford..
Dave Elliot – USSF B & NY, NSCCA Advanced National Alvirne HS Girls Head Coach A longtime youth and high school coach, Dave manages the Fanzone Indoor center for the NH Phantoms. Dave and family reside in Northwood..
Emeka Ezeugo SNHU Head Men’s Assistant Coach A past player for the Nigerian national team in the Olympics and the 1994 World Cup, Emeka brings significant experience to the club and to SNHU. Emeka resides in Bedford..
Alan Gagnon – USSF D A local Bedford product, Alan played at national Division III power Messiah and has come up as a coach through the Academy program. Alan and family reside in Bedford..
Tim Hickey – USSF D A past coach at Central Catholic in Lawrence MA, Tim led the 93-94 Salem team to the U12 8v8 state cup before joining the NH Classics staff in 2007. Tim and family reside in Salem..
Bill Jean –USSF D Bill has been a longtime coach and board member with NH Classics. Bill, Sandy and family reside in Bedford..
Dave Joseph – USSF D Dave is a past All-New England player at SNHU and is still holds a spot as one of the all-time leading scorers. Dave and family reside in Bedford..
Jay Joseph – USSF D, NSCAA National-NH Classics Co-Founder A past NCAA soccer official and coach with NHODP and Manchester West, Jay led a number of Classics teams through to the regional tournament including one of the first Classics teams, the 83-84 girls, winners of seven state cups (‘97-‘03). Jay, Cheryl and family reside in Bedford.
Tim Joseph – USSF D A past All-New England college player at SNHU, Tim led the 88-89 boys team to the U.S. regional semi-finals in 2001. Tim, Patti and family reside in Merrimack..
Mehdi Katane – USSF D Saint Anselm Men’s Asst. Coach Mehdi is a native of Morocco and is currently an assistant coach with the Saint Anselm College men’s program. Mehdi resides in Bedford..
Dave Kelly – USSF D, NSCAA National Dave Kelly has a long history in youth soccer in Londonderry, founding the Londonderry Labor Day Tournament and leading the development of the West Road soccer complex. Dave, Kathy and family reside in Londonderry..
Dick Kiernan – USSF B A past player at UNH, Dick joined the NH Classics staff in 2007. Dick and family reside in Bedford..
Marco Koolman – USSF A FPU Men’s Head Coach Head men’s coach at perennial NCAA Division II national power Franklin Pierce University, Marco is a native of the Netherlands and a former All-American player at Gannon University. Marco also directs Pro Soccer Motion camps. Marco, Lisa and family reside in Bedford..
Mike Martinez – USSF D Trinity HS Boys Head Coach.
Debby McDonough – USSF C An NHODP staff coach and past player at William and Mary, Debby brings experience and energy to the Academy program. Debby and family reside in Bedford..
Tom McNeil A past player at Franklin Pierce University, McNeil attended trials for Scotland’s U-18 squad. Tom’s father also played in the Scottish Premier League. Tom resides in Manchester.
Joe Mitchell – USSF E Joe was very active in the development of soccer in Manchester until joining the Classics. Joe, Jean and family reside in Manchester..
Jorge Pardo – USSF B, NY and NSCAA Advanced National St. Paul’s Girls Head Coach A past member of the Colombian youth national team, Jorge played at Long Island University/CW Post before earning an advanced degree from Columbia University. Jorge is the Girls Coach at Saint Paul’s School and director of the Carumba skills camp. Jorge, Tonya and family reside in Concord..
Michael Palmer – USSF B Michael has coached numerous college, high school and club teams over the past 15 years. Michael owns and operates several player development camps and Goalkeeper training clinics. Coach Palmer currently coaches soccer and wrestling at Alvirne High School.
Rich Powlowsky– USSF E Rich and family reside in Bedford..
Ashley Pratt – USSF E A past collegiate player, Ashley began coaching in the NH Classics Academy program. Ashley and family reside in Bedford..
Bruce Pratt – USSF E A past player at UNH, Bruce began coaching in the NH Classics Academy program. Bruce and family reside in Bedford..
Luis Reyes – USSF D A past player Plymouth State University, Luis is part of a large family of soccer players and enthusiasts from Manchester..
Steve Sarro – USSF E Steve and family reside in Bedford..
Scott Swist – USSF C, NSCAA National A past coach with NH ODP and at Trinity High School, Scott is a longtime coach for the NH Classics. Scott and family reside in Manchester..
Liz Thornton – USSF C FPU Women’s Assistant Coach A past player at West High School and Keene State, Liz also led coached the NH Classics 85-86 team to seven state cups. Liz is currently an assistant with perennial national NCAA Division II power Franklin Pierce University. Liz resides in Manchester..
John Vaillancourt – USSF D NH Classics Co-Founder John headed up one of the first Classics teams, the Boys 83-84 that won six state cups and was invited to play in Rennes France in 1997. John is also the long-time coach of the Girls 87-88 team that has won six state cups, advancing to the regional final in 2001. John, Terri and family reside in Bedford..
Kevin Walsh – USSF C St. Anselm Women’s Asst. Coach A past NHDOP coach and Boys Varsity coach at Pembroke, Kevin is currently an assistant at Saint Anselm College. Kevin resides in Manchester..
Matt Willey A past player at West High School and Southern NH University, Matt is also an alumnus of the highly successful NH Classics 83-84 team. Matt resides in Manchester.
NH Classics – NH Phantoms are always looking for quality coaches to be part of the club. If you are interested in coaching with the club, contact Jay Joseph at : firstname.lastname@example.org