PDA Announces New Director of Coaching for the PDA Shore

PDA Announces New Director of Coaching for the PDA Shore

The Players Development Academy (PDA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Lee Pollard to the position of Director of Coaching for the PDA Shore program. PDA girls Director of Coaching, Mike O'Neill commented, "We are extremely happy to announce somebody of Lee's caliber to the director of PDA Shore position. Lee is someone we have known for a long time and he joins PDA Shore with a great resume and reputation of being able to get the best out of his players, while preparing them for the highest levels of soccer". O'Neill added, "The PDA Shore relationship with Toms River FC is very special to the PDA and with Lee in place we are excited to see the development of the players and the program".

Pollard will oversee the development of the newly formed PDA Shore program for the U9-U18 girls age groups based in Toms River, NJ. "We are thrilled that PDA was able to appoint Lee as the Director of Coaching for the PDA Shore program. Lee has an outstanding reputation in the area and players throughout the Jersey Shore will benefit greatly from his knowledge, passion and teaching of the game", said Carl Leschinski the Elite Director at TRFC.

Pollard joins the PDA with an extensive coaching resume including Director of Coaching for NY Red Bulls Regional Development School (RDS), Director of Coaching for Princeton Soccer Association, Region 1 ODP Coach, NSCAA Associate Staff Coach and Jersey United Soccer Club Head Coach. During his 6 years at Jersey United, Pollard helped build the girls side of the program working with the '95, '96 and '98 girls, helping place over 100 players into college programs across the US. On the collegiate level, Pollard worked as an assistant coach at Felician College and more recently as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University where in 2010 he helped guide the women's team to its best ever season, winning the Freedom conference and finishing with 15-7-2 record.

Tryouts for the PDA Shore will be announced by mid- March for the U9-18 girls age groups.

For questions contact Lee Pollard at pdashoredoc@gmail.com,
Lou Santa Cruz at  732-501-437 or Carl Leschinski at 732-241-3646


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