Steven Emerson

Steven Emerson and his family currently live in New Port Richey, FL.
Here are the soccer related highlights from his resume.


  • Currently                                     United Soccer Association
    Vice President of Girls Program
  • Currently                                     St Pete Raiders
    Head Coach U16 Girls
    Head Coach U11 Girls
  • Sept 2008 – Current                   Gulf High School
    Head Coach Boys Varsity Soccer
  • June 2007 - Mar 2009                    East Lake Soccer
    Head Coach U11 Boys
    Head Coach U15 Boys
  • Feb 1999 - Mar 2004                     West Pasco Youth Soccer Association
    Director of Coaching/Operations
    See Supplemental Information below
  • Nov 2002 - May 2004                    West Pasco Competitive Youth Soccer League
    Head Coach U11 Girls
  • Sept 1996 - 2001 Gulf High School
    Head Coach Girls Varsity Soccer
    Head Coach Junior Varsity Soccer
  • June 1996 - May 1999                   West Pasco Competitive Youth Soccer League
    Head Coach U19 Girls
  • June 1995 - Aug 1998                   Camp Wicosuta for Girls, Bristol, NH
    Associate Director/Athletic Director
  • June 1995 - May 1996                   Land O’ Lakes Competitive Youth Soccer
    Head Coach U16 Girls
  • June 1994 - May 1995                   West Pasco Competitive Youth Soccer League
    Head Coach U13B
  • May 1990 – June 1993                   Land O’ Lakes Recreational Youth Soccer  
    Head Coach
  • Aug 1988 – May 1990                    Saint Leo College Soccer Team
  • Summer 1991                               Stony Brook Camp, Long Island, NY
    Director of the “ All Sport Camp”


  • Certified in Educational Leadership K-12
  • United States Soccer Federation National “C” Coaching License
  • Member of the of the United States Soccer Federation
  • Member of NSCAA
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certified

Sports Information Director
September 1990 – May, 1992

  • Compiled statistics for entire athletic department, including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer
  • Managed game operations, including statistics and announcing
  • Published daily statistical computer reports
  • Implemented Monarch Letter
  • Created media guides for athletic teams
  • Provided local media with game-by-game statistics and player profiles
  • Assisted in publishing weekly “Sports Grams”
  • Handled media relations of athletic department
  • Provided necessary sports information to the conference office

Director Of Coaching & Operations for West Pasco FC
February 1999 – March 2004
Responsibilities as the Director of Coaching & Operations were as follows, but not limited to:

  • Conducted monthly competitive coaches meetings to discuss current issues and provide tips on effective coaching.
  • Collected input from coaches and gave constructive feedback.
  • Problem solved situations and helped create good relationships between coaches, parents, players and league.
  • Provided help to coaches and team managers in dealing with parents.
  • Was the person of contact if parents were having an issue with a coach or the league.
  • Was the mediator between parents, coaches, and league officials.
  • Created a system where feedback could be collected from the parents, players and coaches, in order to help better the league for the future.
  • Supported coaches, parents and players by rotating through both recreational and competitive practices, making myself available to answer any questions they may have had.
  • Set up and conducted monthly coaching clinics, in order for them to improve their knowledge and coaching effectiveness.
  • Created monthly specialty clinics for both players and coaches that focused on a specific aspect of the game (i.e. Defending, Tactics, & Goalkeeping).
  • Met with competitive coaches once a month to go over specific playing strategies (i.e. systems of play 4-4-2, 3-5-2, 4-5-2).
  • Encouraged coaches on both the recreational and competitive level to attend licensing courses (required competitive coaches to attain at least a “D” license).
  • Set up a process for evaluating coaches to make sure that they were not just soccer knowledgeable, but also effective in their delivery.
  • Provided coaches with effective strategies on dealing with children by providing a positive atmosphere at both practices and games.
  • Provided ways to motivate coaches and provide “warm fuzzies” to encourage them.
  • Developed a monthly newsletter to keep everyone informed of what was happening around the league.
  • Worked with the community to help bring in guest speakers/coaches to aid with our clinics/camps.
  • Worked with the media to help promote clinics, camps, tournaments and the league in general.
  • Was responsible for coordinating and implementing competitive tryouts.
  • Met with and conducted monthly Board of Directors meetings, which included setting the agenda.
  • Conducted monthly meetings with Age Group Coordinators and Team Managers to keep them up to date with league news and to troubleshoot any problems that were occurring.
  • Was responsible for recruiting highly qualified coaches as well as firing coaches when necessary.
  • Was responsible for the hiring and overseeing of specific league officials such as Treasurer, Registrar, Director of Training & Referee Coordinator.
  • Negotiated contracts with vendors for items such as uniforms, equipment, & concessions. These vendors included Nike, Adidas, Kelme, & Pepsi.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a schedule for over 100 recreational teams, including the GYSA schedule.
  • Was responsible for developing and maintaining a $300,000 dollar annual budget.
  • Organized and operated our annual Labor Day Tournament. This tournament included up to 100 teams and generated between a $10,000 and $20,000 dollar profit for the league each year.
  • Worked closely with Pasco County officials concerning the maintance of the fields.
  • Attended all USA, GYSA and FYSA monthly league meetings, including the FYSA Annual General Meeting in August.
  • Worked closely with directors to develop an alternative program for top recreational players to play in, to prepare themselves to join the competitive league. (Select Program).
  • Worked closely with the Director of Training to provide an effective player development program for the league.