COACHES

OUR STAFF CONSISTS OF HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS WHO TRULY CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN, ON AND OFF THE FIELD. THEY DEDICATE COUNTLESS HOURS TO PROVIDING YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SOCCER. 

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JOHN SIKORSKI

OWNER/COACH
2009, 2011 & 2012 GIRLS
2003, 2004 & 2008 BOYS

30+ Years Experience

 

"I am a coach because of the kids and the passion I have for the sport itself.  There is no other feeling quite like helping young athletes to realize and develop their natural determination, dedication, work ethic, leadership skills, heart and talent, not only in competition, but in life!"

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SCOTT FLEMING

COACH - 2006 BOYS
OWNER/DIRECTOR OF STEP AHEAD TRAINING
SAQ PROGRAM

“My job is to encourage, guide, and develop players abilities on and off the field."

STEPHANIE MARTIN

COACH - 2004 GIRLS
FORMER PLAYER - WOMEN'S PRO, LONDON GRYPHONS AND CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

– Michael Jordan

ALICE SAVAGE

COACH - 2006 & 2008 GIRLS
FORMER PLAYER - BOURNEMOUTH IN ENGLAND AND OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

"I am a firm believer that growing up playing sports not only builds a sense of character and confidence but also a great way to learn the importance of being part of a team /or a team player."

LANCE WHITNEY

COACH - 2012 & 2013 BOYS
DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM STAFF

COACH - RICHMOND BOYS & GIRLS HS VARSITY
10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

"I have always coached with the idea that sports help build character, teamwork,  family values, and work ethic.  When a coach focuses on building those traits in a player and creating a family atmosphere among the team, then winning follows."

SARA BARR

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, a love of what you are doing. Playing soccer with your feet is one thing, but playing soccer with your heart is love and passion for the sport. Play with your whole heart!"

MANAGER/COACH
2014 & 2015 GIRLS
2013, 2014, 2015 BOYS

DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM STAFF
20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

PAUL GRACZYK

COACH - 2007 BOYS
FORMER PLAYER - SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

DANIEL MOORE

COACH - 2006 BOYS
FORMER PLAYER - MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY
10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
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RON TENKEL

COACH - 2007 GIRLS
DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM STAFF
15+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

"The best teams have good chemistry. They communicate with each other, help each other, and work hard together to achieve a common goal."

ANGEL WOODRUFF

COACH - 2004 & 2005 GIRLS
20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

"Every player that I have ever had the pleasure of coaching knows that there are three rules to be a part of my team....1) Have more fun than anyone out there....2) Encourage each other....3) Refer back to #1!"

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KARIM BUJAIDAR

COACH - 2007 GIRLS
5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
 

GREG JANICKI

COACH - 2014 BOYS
FORMER PLAYER - MLS TEAMS DC UNITED & VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

“Good players practice until they get it right; great players practice until they never get it wrong."

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ROBERT PHELPS

COACH - 2005 GIRLS
2010 & 2011 BOYS

DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM STAFF
25+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

"I transform players into teams; we focus on control and possession while emphasizing the importance and strategy of a players movement off the ball. I believe a confident team is a winning team and a winning team is a happy team!"

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ANTHONY TOCCO

COACH - 2010 GIRLS,
2006 BOYS

CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM
OWNER/DIRECTOR - TOCCO TECHNICAL TRAINING

DAVE ZUZIAK

COACH - 2003 GIRLS,
2009 BOYS

CURRENT COACH - MARINE CITY HS & CARDINAL MOONEY HS VARSITY - GIRLS & BOYS
15+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

"I believe everyone has the potential to play this great game. I seek to create an environment that will provide the direction necessary to allow our players to perform to the best of their ability, which will lead directly to success."

Introducing...

STACY BACON

COACH - 2015 BOYS
FORMER PLAYER - WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

MATTHEW GROSS

COACH - 2008 BOYS
FORMER PLAYER - ROCHESTER COLLEGE AND SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

KENNEDY BARR

COACH
FORMER PLAYER - SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

"Talent may get you out on the field, but it is attitude and effort that will keep you there."

CLAIRE HORTON

COACH - 2011 GIRLS
FORMER PLAYER - CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY AND WOMEN'S PRO, LONDON GRYPHONS
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

JADA FOSTER

DIRECTOR OF KIDDIE CATS PROGRAM
FORMER PLAYER - LOURDES UNIVERSITY
CURRENT PLAYER - THUNDERCATS PRO-AM

JAKE NEUNER

GOALKEEPER COACH
CURRENT PLAYER - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND THUNDERCATS PRO-AM
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