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May, 2018

PSA Announces Coach and Age Banding U16-19 Age Groups

This process - known as coach banding - will allow for coaches and teams to practice and work together.  This philosophy is a shift from the past when teams had generally been working solely with their own head coach. 

Coach banding allows for players and teams to get exposure to numerous coaches. In turn, this creates more flexibility, collaboration, player recognition and schedule deconfliction within the club.  This will create a wonderful club environment for our families. Technical Director, Steve Knapman states, "As we look towards all that is right to develop our players, this initiative is key to establishing the long term success of our players to progess to the next level into the college environment and beyond."

Girls CCL Coaches:  Jesse Balsamo, Jim Bruno, Gui Melendez 
Girls CCL II Coaches: Theo Botchway, Becky Pantzer
Girls NCSL Coaches:  Jason Travis, Nikki Rieland, Gui Melendez, Gus Delgado
Also working in the girls high school age groups is Bill Pizzano who will head up the 2002-2003 EDP League team. 

Boys CCL Coaches: Eric Cava, Dylan Dempsey, Andrew Banadda
Boys CCL II /NCSL Coaches: Mars Rabara, Matthew Parsons, Neill Ouska
New to the Potomac coaching staff this year is Andrew Banadda who will coach the '02 EDP League team and assist in the high school age bands as well as the new '04 EDP team.