TRAINERS

Katy Premier FC is currently looking to add trainers to our 2017 Fall season training staff.  Please contact Alex Cantu at (281) 622 - 9926 or at alexcantu@katypremierfc.org  for more information.

 

KATY PREMIER FC TRAINERS 

COURTNEY SIRMANS:  

Courtney Sirmans is the newest addition to the Rice coaching staff, joining the Owls in the summer of 2015. She has helped the owls make it to the conference tournament in both 2015 and 2016.  In 2016 the owls had the programs highest RPI rating being ranked 42 in the nation.  Sirmans is also the recruiting coordinator for the owls. 

Sirmans spent two seasons coaching at the University of Massachusetts where she helped the Minutewomen post back to back Atlantic-10 tournament appearances. She worked primarily with the defenders, and was instrumental in training centerback Rebekka Sverrisdottir to first team all conference honors in 2014 and to the A-10 All-Tournament team in 2013.

A 2008 graduate of the University of Dayton, Sirmans spent the 2012 season coaching at her alma mater. While working with the Flyers' defense she mentored Alysha Mallon to all-region and all-conference honors.

Prior to Dayton, she served three years as an assistant at Wright State from 2009-2011 where she helped in all aspects of the program. Sirmans helped coach WSU centerback Lauren Patterson to First Team All-Horizon League and to the conference All-Tournament Team in 2010. In 2009 Patterson was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team, and as a squad the Raiders registered a steady .81 goals-against average for the entire season.

During her time as an undergraduate at Dayton, Sirmans appeared in 75 games with 59 starts and logged eight goals and 11 assists in her four years. She was tabbed an Honorable Mention Freshman All-America by Soccer Buzz magazine in 2004 after totaling 15 points on five goals and five assists to finish fourth on the team in scoring in her Division I debut. In addition to earning a spot on the conference All-Rookie Team during her first season with the Flyers, she collected her first of two A-10 All-Tournament team accolades. Sirmans assisted on both goals in the conference semifinals that year and set up the game winner in overtime in the championship match to help the Flyers earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Following her collegiate career, Sirmans had a trial with TSV Crailsheim, which is part of the top division German Women's Bundesliga, and was also invited to a tryout with the Women's Professional Soccer's Washington Freedom.

Sirmans has extensive club coaching experience as she has worked with Ohio Galaxies since 2010, and coached one of the best teams in the Dayton area that was ranked as high as second in Ohio South.

Prior to attending Dayton, Sirmans was a five-time member of the Ohio Olympic Development Program state team. She also played year-round for the Dayton Soccer Academy after three years of high school play for the Centerville Elks. Sirmans helped lead DSA to State Cup titles in the first four years of the club's existence in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. DSA was also runner-up in the US Club Nationals in 2003.

A native of Centerville, Ohio, Sirmans graduated from Dayton in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. She has her USSF B License, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and NSCAA Premiere Diploma. Sirmans is a NSCAA Associate staff and Region I ODP staff member.

 

Matthew Arabian:

Manchester College, United Kindom 2008-2010

  • Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in Sport and Leisure
  • FA Level 2 in football coaching
  • FA Level 1 in Futsal
  • National F license in coaching soccer 

MPD academies: Football coach, Kenya 2015-2016

  • Scouted 75 of the best youth footballers in Kenya to join academy
  • Travelled to 7 cities in Kenya with a team of coaches
  • Coached and developed youth players for professional contracts

Coachup: Soccer Coach, Washington DC, Virgina, Maryland, Houston 2010-2015

  • Trained players all of ages
  • Grow independent coaching business 
  • Managed 6 teams and 30 individual nationwide athletes

Soccer Shots: Trainer, Houston, TX 2010-2012

  • Led and instructed soccer classes for young students to create a fun learning experience
  • Managed 4 schools
  • Increased sales by 40% 

Footy addicts: Head of operations , Manchester, United Kingdom 2015- present

  • Manage the Manchester and surrounding area
  • Coordinate and host over 300 games a year
  • Plan and host tournaments throughout the year

Playing Experience: 

Houston Dynamo U21, Houston, Texas 2010-2011

FC United, Manchester, United Kingdom 2009-2010

Manchester College, Manchester, United Kingdom 2009-2011

South Manchester FC, Manchester, United Kingdom 2004- 2008

Chorlton High, Manchester, United Kindgdom 2004-2008

Fletcher Moss Rangers, Manchester, United Kingdom 2008-2011

Awards:

Winner of national british colleges cup

Winner of county FA cup

Ranked number one Soccer coach in Houston for 2011 by Coachup

Ranked number one Soccer coach in Washington D.C, Marland and Virginia for 2013 and 2014 by Coachup

 

Simon Youd:

Experienced FA LICENSED Level 3 football coach who has worked in the UK and Internationally. Hands on leader with wide ranging experience including: coaching; programme development; management and mentoring of staff; fundraising; budgeting; and administration. Enjoys inspiring others to improve, develop skills and confidence through football.

2016- HEAD COACH FOR MPD ACADAMIES KENYA.

· Coached 75 elite players at Hillcrest School in Nairobi

· Development and implementation of 3 tier elite training programme

· Report programme outcomes to sponsors

· Presented the programme to TV and the national press in Kenya

2015- SAFARICOM/NEXT GENERATION / MPD ACADEMIES, KENYA – “SEARCH FOR UNFOUND TALENT”

· Assistant Head Coach on the Safaricom/Next Generation/MPD Academies Programme

· Along with the head coach Planned, wrote and implemented the trial programme

· Toured 6 major cities in Kenya and trialed over 10,000 players for places at the MPD Elite Academy

· Delivery of trial sessions for 250+ players everyday

· Selection on elite players aged 12-16 for final trials

· Conducted television and press interviews to publicise the programme nationally

2014- FC UNITED

· Delivered football into employability programme with FC United in Sale West

· Ran a 12 week course with FC United coaches aimed at those furthest from the workplace with Karl Marginson (FCUM manager) and Chuks Akuneto (Academy Head coach)

· Coached the first team with Karl but mostly coached with the youth team (scholars) in the academy with Chuks

2013- FC UNITED

· Community coach delivering a wide range of sessions as part of the FC United Community Programme in schools and community organisations

· Helped mentor volunteers from Europe as part of FC United’s Skills programme

 

Level 3 FA Coaching License

· 1st4 Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football 2004

· 1st4 Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football 2011

· FA Youth Award Module 1 – Developing the Environment 2012 (age appropriate L1)

· FA Youth Award Module 2 – Developing the Practice 2012 (age appropriate L2)

· FA Youth Award Module 3- Developing the Player 2013 (UEFA B YOUTH licence)

· FAW UEFA B LICENCE in coaching football 2014

· FA Coaching Futsal Level 1 - 2015

· FA Youth Award assessment ( first block of 2 blocks UEFA A YOUTH licence ) – 2016

· FA Level 1 Psychology Award 2017

· FA Level 1 In Talent Identification 2017