Technical Team

Technical Director

Coach Patrick "Paddy" Sweeney is a renowned coach & trainer within the Tampa Bay area.  Having played and coached at the highest level, he is well known for his ability to introduce his knowledge to his players and get the very best results.

COACH SWEENEY’S BIO

  • USSF A licensed coach
  • FIFA coaching license
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Columbia Southern University.
  • 12 seasons of professional playing experience both in Europe and the United States.
    (Irish Premier League, Irish First Division, USL Championship, USL Pro)
  • Coached at the youth, college, professional and national team level.

He has been part of the coaching staff for the following teams:

  • Currently Head Coach of Aztecs FC UPSL men's team
    • 2019 regular season (9 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss)
  • New Zealand Senior National team
    • Coached against US, Mexico and Northern Ireland
  • Bahrain Olympic team
  • Bahrain U23 National team
  • Bahrain Senior National team
  • Real Maryland USL Pro men’s team
  • Long Island Rough Riders PDL men’s team
  • St. Pete Raiders Champions Soccer League men’s team
    • 2015 Champions
  • Clearwater Christian College men’s team
    • 2013 South Regional Champions, 5th place finish in the College National Finals
  • University of Tampa women’s team
    • 2010 and 2011 Sunshine State Conference Tournament Champions
    • 2011 South Regional Champions

Seminole Coaches

Background checks OR what is also known as ’Risk Management’ are required by the Florida Youth Soccer Assocation (FYSA) for all coaches and others interacting with youth players. For applicable details & specific wording, click on the following link and read these relevant sections (from the FYSA Bylaws and Rules webpage):

Important Recreation Coaching Information: GYSA Rules and Regulations

Would you consider Coaching Recreational Youth Soccer?  As a non-profit organization for over 25 years, Seminole Shooting Stars Soccer Association (SSSSA) has relied on volunteer coaches to help boys and girls learn soccer skills, teamwork and the importance of an active lifestyle. Some coaches come to us with many years of experience. Others, are first time coaches eager to learn and be involved with their child's soccer experience. SSSSA will provide coaches with supplies for their team, a coaching manual, coaching training and ongoing help throughout the season as needed. Each coach will have their own child on their team and have the opportunity to give their coaching night/time preference. A team can have a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach with both their children as "saved" players for that team. Additionally, each team can have a Sponsor that "saves" a player for that team. Per Club guidelines, there can be no more than 3 saved players per team. Each coach will be required to complete a background check prior to being alowed to coach their team. Contact Ron Hood, our Director of Coaching, for more information: seminolefcsoccer@gmail.com

If you are interested in coaching, please email  seminolefcsoccer@gmail.com

 

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