Boys & Girls U10 Competitive Director of Coaching
Advanced Director of Coaching
USSF National B License
Jonathan Palmer has coached with the Virginia Rush Soccer Club since the fall 2007. He was hired in the fall 2009 as the Recreational Administrator, and then in spring 2010 he took over the position as Tournament Director. Following his two and half years as the Tournament Director he began his tenure as the Boys and Girls U10 Competitive & Advanced Director of Coaching. While working with the Virginia Rush he has coached High School Soccer within the Virginia Beach area for the last 6 years.
Boys U9 & U10 Advanced Director of Coaching
Girls U9 & U10 Advanced Director of Coaching
Kim Kokkinos has coached with the Virginia Rush since 2006. She grew up playing soccer at various levels in the Hampton Roads/Virginia area. Kim began coaching in the recreational league in 2006. In 2007, she took over coaching a U10 competitive girls team. Beginning in the fall 2012 Kim was brought on as the Girls U9 & U10 Advanced Director of Coaching.
Boys & Girls U9/U10 DOC Sessions
In the Advanced Program, the boys & girls U9/U10 age groups are the most crucial years for a player’s individual development. Ensuring the players at this age are receiving the best training environment, the club offers DOC sessions for the Advanced teams. The purpose of the DOC session is to create a competitive environment that helps prepare players wishing to move on to the next level. Assisting Jonathan Palmer with the DOC sessions are Jason Roberts, BU9/U10, and Kim Kokkinos, GU9/U10. DOC coaches focus on training the players to enhance their development, identifying players wishing to move on to the next level, and educating the coaches based on the club’s philosophy.
No other programs in the area provide the benefit of DOC training to their Advanced level players. The Rush realizes the importance of the program and wants the players to benefit in every way available.