BIOGRAPHY As a player, Scott Christensen grew up in the Puyallup area. He played for the former South Hill Soccer club from age 5-19 years old (1978-1993). Scott played for the Rogers High School Soccer program and graduated in 1993. After having a successful high school carrier Scott journeyed to York College, in York, Nebraska where he played his freshman season and was given the award for Team’s Most Valuable Player. Although, Scott enjoyed his time in Nebraska, he ventured back to the great northwest and finished his college carrier at Cascade College (Portland, OR), earning the award once again for Team MVP and Most Inspirational Player.
Scott is a Real Estate Broker for Keller Williams Realty in Puyallup. He is happily married to Holly Christensen, and has three wonderful daughters. When Scott isn’t coaching he enjoys eating great food, time with friends, Seattle Sounders FC, and traveling to new and far off places.
· RSA Elite Coaching Staff: February 2016 – Present
· NSCAA Goal Keeper Level One Diploma 2016
· Aylen Junior High School Girls Soccer Program: November 2015 – 2016
· Puyallup High School Boys Assistant Coach: March 2014 – Present
· Puyallup Soccer Union Head Coach – Micro, BU7, GU7, GU8, GU9, GU10, GU11, GU12, GU13, GU14 GU15, GU16, GU17
· RHS Boys Soccer Volunteer Assistant Coach: March 2003- 2009
· Cascade College Volunteer Assistant Coach: August 2002-2003
· Livermore High School Girls Jr. Varsity Coach: Aug. ‘97- Nov. ‘97 (Livermore, CA)
· Columbia Christian High School Head Coach: Aug. ‘95 – Nov. ’95 (Portland, OR)
· Coaching Staff – Skyhawks Soccer Academy June 1993 – August 1993
PHILOSOPHY OF COACHING
Having a diverse and proper understanding of the sport of football (soccer) is not an easy task. There are many variations, traditions, and aspects to the game that can fill libraries through out the world. It has been through much study, observation, and experience that I have developed my ever-expanding philosophy to the most beautiful game in the world.
I believe it is important to coach in a way that will develop each player to become a better over the long run. For many coaches the desire is to have a “win now” mentality, neglecting the disciplines and commitment it takes to grow footballers into well-rounded athletes. As a coach it is imperative to instill in players the virtues of the game. These virtues will guide the player from a child to a successful adult who can enjoy playing for years to come.
My expectations of players is that they must be as committed to the training as they are to their competitive intentions. This means that if players are choosing to play competitive soccer, they must show loyalty and commitment to their teammates and managing coaching staff. It is expected that players and families prioritize training sessions, league matches and tournaments. If players find it difficult to commit to their club and teammates, they can always choose other recreational leagues, and or sports that require less, in terms of training and scheduling.