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Girls Academy U9/10 Trainer
Coach Olbert first started playing as a five-year-old and continued to grow as an athlete through club soccer in the Rockford, Illinois area through high school. She was a four-year varsity starter at Guilford High School, rounding out her senior year with All-State honors. Dana went on to play Division 1 women's soccer at Eastern Illinois University.
Dana’s coaching background is extensive, starting at the U8 level as well as coaching U6-U13 girls and boys, U13 girls and high school freshman girls. During her time with SPSC, she has been the U8 and U9 boys head coach and assistant coach for U10 boys and is now the girls academy trainer. She holds a US Soccer National D License.
What does it mean to be a coach? “Being a coach, to me, has always meant getting to teach the next generation to hopefully love a sport that I have loved most of my life. In the process of teaching players about the game, it also means I get to have a hand in how those players view and treat the world and the people they encounter in it. From when they first step foot on a field, not knowing anyone, to forming friendships and creating bonds that last well beyond the final whistle blow. Building relationships, good sportsmanship, competitiveness, increased self esteem, a strong work ethic and responsibility are just a tiny piece of what these players learn from being part of a team. Soccer is what brings us together, but it's about so much more than what happens on the pitch. I do believe, that I learn as much from them, as they hopefully learn from me.”
Favorite Quote: I don't know who said it, but it has traveled with me on the same piece of scrap paper since college and now hangs on my refrigerator.
What is Discipline?
Discipline is burning the midnight oil , when you would rather sleep
Discipline is taking the extra step, when you would rather sit
Discipline is going the extra mile, when you would rather STOP!
Discipline is lifting up your pride, when you would rather quit