Peter MacDonald

Coach | U12 & U14B Boys

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  • 518-580-5732
  • 518-580-5748

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Pete’s Expertise

  • USSF C License; NSCAA B License
  • 4 year All-League Player at Pomona College, Captain, NSCAA All-Far West Team Senior Year
  • 20+ years coaching youth soccer
  • Assistant coach, Skidmore men’s soccer

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Soccer Qualifications

Peter has an extensive experience coaching and playing soccer.

Coaching Licenses

  • 1986: USSF C License; West Chester College
  • 2001: NSCAA B License; SUNY Binghamton
  • 2005: USSF Youth Module F & E; Malta, NY

Coaching Experience

  • 1976-78: U12 Boys Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1977-78: U12 Girls Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1977-79: Summer Soccer Camps - Washington, DC
  • 1983-84: Claremont College Women's Club Team - Assistant Coach
  • 1987-2005: Recreation Soccer
  • 1988-89: U12 Boys - Dayton, Ohio
  • 1991: Leelanau School (MI) - Boy's Assistant Varsity Coach
  • 1992: Leelanau School (MI) - Boy's Varsity Coach
  • 2000-01: Lawrence Academy (MA) - Boy's Varsity Coach
  • 2004-05: SWSC U12 B Boys - Assistant Coach
  • 2004-06: Volunteer Assistant @ Skidmore College
  • 2005: SWYSC Fall U8 Academy
  • 2005-06: SWSC U12 B Girls - Head Coach
  • 2005-06: SWSC U8 - Head Coach
  • 2007-08: SWSC U12 A Boys - Head Coach
  • 2008-09: SWSC U12 B Boys - head Coach
  • 2008-09: SWSC U14 A Boys - Head Coach

Playing Experience

  • 1977-78: Annandale (VA) Boys Club - 2x State Champs
  • 1978: Virginia State U18 Boy's Team
  • 1975-77: Sidwell Friends HS (DC) - Varsity Player
  • 1977: Varsity Captain, All-League
  • 1980-83: Pomona College Player
  • 1983: College Captain, 4 year All-League Player, NSCAA All-Far West Team Senior Year
  • 1980-81: Claremont Kings Boy's Club (CA) - McGuire Cup Participants

Coaching Philosophy

As a former college player and current college assistant coach, I know what it takes to be an effective player in travel soccer and beyond. I teach my players that they must have the whole package—the skills, the understanding of the game (tactics), and the competitive spirit—if they are to truly succeed. Nothing less.

Favorite Soccer Memory

Winning the Virginia State Cup twice as a travel soccer player and being named a regional All-American while playing for Pomona College.

Favorite Soccer Team, Coach or Player

Barcelona, Messi, Arsene Wenger of Arsenal

Just for Fun

I used to juggle a lot as a kid. At the Bucknell University soccer camp, I won the juggling contest one year with more than 1,200.More importantly, my team also came in first in league play.

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