Stephanie Bloom

  

Playing experience

Stephanie has been playing soccer since 1998. She played for De Anza Force Soccer Club and played on the Leigh High School girls varsity team as a forward. Her soccer accomplishments include being the District ODP goalkeeper and State Cup Champions in 2008 and 2009. In the same years her high school soccer team finished in first place and in 2009 she received BVAL 2nd team all-league honors. She specialized in the goalkeeper position which she pursued further in college when she played for California State Univerisity, Dominguez Hills' Division II women's soccer team. In her freshman year her team was a NCAA Division II National Championship finalist. She continued to excel in her collegiate soccer career and earned All CCAA Academic Award three consecutive years. 

Coaching experience

Stephanie has a degree in kinesiology from California State Univeristy, Dominguez Hills. Stephanie has been coaching since 2014. In addition to coaching Alpine Strikers teams, Stephanie trains goalkeepers. Stephanie is the girls varsity head coach at Leigh High School and an assistant coach for the women's team at Menlo College. She holds an USSF "E" License. 

Coaching philosophy

Stephanie wants to teach youth athletes how to become better soccer players technically, tactically, psychologically, and physically through fun, instructive and intense training sessions. Not only does she want athletes to become good soccer players, but she wants them to learn life lessons and become better people. Once a player is done with their sport, they should be able to take what they have learned in the soccer world, and apply it to real life whether they are in school, the community, or the workplace. Bloom says that "she strives to be a positive role model for kids to encourage them to work hard, always be positive, honor the game, and not be afraid to take chances".

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