About Coach Mack:

STAFF BIO:

Coach Mack grew up in Upstate NY playing multiple sports including soccer in High School. While in college, Coach Mack studied Management Science at the State University of New York at Cortland.  Coach Mack and his family moved to Arizona in 1998, and currently reside in Gilbert, AZ. He has coached several successful teams at GYSA United, and led the 2007 girls from recreational play to an APL team, winning the Arizona/New Mexico League and reaching State Cup semi-finals. His players have consistently graduated to Arizona’s regional teams, playing at the highest levels in the southwest region. James was awarded Arizona Soccer Association’s Girls Competitive Coach of the Year in 2019. He currently holds a National “D” license.

 

EDUCATION:

  • State University of New York at Cortland Business & Management Science 1991-1995

 

CLUB COACHING:

Experience: HEAD COACH

Recreational

• 2011-2016 GYSA Recreational program

Competitive

• 2015-2016 GYSA UNITED 04/05 Girls

• 2016-2017 GYSA UNITED 07 Girls Developmental team 

• 2017-2018 GYSA UNITED 04 Girls ASL

• 2017-2018 GYSA UNITED 07 Girls APL 

• 2018-2019 GYSA UNITED 04 Girls ASL

• 2018-2019 GYSA UNITED 07 Girls APL, State Cup Semi-finalist, AZ/NM League Champions

• 2018-2019 Arizona Soccer Association Girls Competitive Coach of the Year

• 2019-2020 GYSA UNITED 03 Girls ASL

• 2019-2020 GYSA 2010 GYSA 

• 2019-2020 ASA Advanced Leagues Selection Committee Chairman

• 2019-2020 GYSA UNITED 06, 07, 09 Core Skills and Special Topics training

·       2020-2021 EVNSFC 07 Girls

·       2020-2021 EVNSFC 06 Girls

 

COACHING EDUCATION:

• USSF Youth Module I

• USSF Youth Module ll

• USSF F license 2015

• ODP Possession Symposium Graduate 2015

• USSF E license 2016

• USSF Intro to Grassroots Coaching 2018

• USSF D license 2018

• NSCAA Systems of Play Diploma 2019

• NSCAA Sports Psychology and Individual Mental Skills Diploma 2019

• NSCAA Key Moments in the Game Diploma 2019

• NSCAA Creating Talent Diploma 2019

• NSCAA Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer Diploma 2019

·       NSCAA Developing a Team Philosophy and Purpose Diploma 2020

·       NSCAA Attacking Principles of Play Diploma 2020

·       NSCAA Defending Principles of Play Diploma 2020

·       TOVO V1: Methodology 2020

 

UNITED SOCCER COACHES (NSCAA) member 

WORLD CLASS COACHING member