Platini Soaf on American Youth Soccer – What’s Right & What’s Wrong

United Soccer Coaches Coach of the Year awards were announced recently and Orange County Surf SC youth soccer coach Platini Soaf was awarded the 2017 Girls Far West Region Youth Coach of the Year honor.

Soaf is a long time champion of player development and although he may be best known for coaching World Cup winner and Olympic Gold medalist U.S. Women’s National Team player Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke when she played at Surf SC as a youth and Amy Rodriguez privately, this is a coach who seeks greatness from all his players.