Originally Posted by Unregistered
If you are talking about this years u-13 team soon to be u-14 his name is George Ameres if its the u-12 soon to be u-13 it is Mark Freeman. I don't know much about Mark but I can tell you that George has done a wonderful job with his teams over the last 5 or 6 years that I've known him. If I'm not mistaken he has his D licence and Will be receiving his C at some point in the near future. His playing experience is quite extensive as well, played in college the USISL and over seas for some time. He does a good job of developing and teaching the game the way it should be played wich will obviously benefit the players down the road in their soccer careers. Our daughter is a player for him at Manatee high were he is also the coach and we were very happy with is abilities as a coach at the high school level. Our daughter played for Rick Pontos team this year at Braden River and we were very happy with him as a coach as well.
I can also tell you that Mark has done a good job with his team and I hear nothing but positive about him throughout the club . Unfortunately I do not know him that well so I can't really tell you about his qualifications or playing experience.
thanks for the information. I dont know george or Mark but am very familiar with Pontos.
If you feel or believe that he is a good coach then I would question your ability to give a proper evaluation of a coach. Rick is a nice person and befriends the players. However he does lack game knowledge and training skills and only has an E license. He would do well with a much younger age group but shouldnt be coaching a senior age group.
Again I think he is a nice person and recently had a great conversation with him. Yet as far as coaching, that is a different story at the older age group.
But thanks for yourinformation