Yesterday we welcomed our new Sport Development Coordinator, Mr. Jamie Booth, and we’re very happy to have him join our team. Jamie has developed quite a background of sports over his many years of being a youth coach. Here is what he had to say about himself:
I have played “real football,” or soccer since I was five years old. I grew up in Langley and played in the local community program until my early 20’s. I attended Douglas College and played for the Men’s team, then transferred to UBC and played Junior Varsity where I sustained a serious injury and made the decision to start coaching youth.
I worked for a private soccer academy and then at various club and team coaching positions in Vancouver, Langley, Aldergrove, and currently with the Richmond Youth Soccer Association. I have also spent time at the British Columbia Soccer Association Provincial All Star program.
I am certified at the CSA National B Level and will be pursuing my National A License in the near future.
I have had the opportunity to work with girls and boys alike, as well as youth with a wide range of skill abilities. I consider myself fortunate to have had excellent mentorship opportunities and look forward to working with the SportAbility team and its dedicated and tireless volunteers.