Norm recently joined the Thunder Soccer Club after spending over 15 years coaching girls’ youth soccer in Severna Park where his teams played at the top level of WAGS and CMMSL. Many of his players reach the ODP and regional level, and with hard work and commitment can meet their first goal of making a High School team.
Norm has developed a program that creates a lifelong connection and passion for soccer. He believes development of the young player in the technical and tactical skills of the game drives their willingness to continually learn as they find confidence through success. Such success results from appropriate training games combined with the challenge of matches. Over time, the player and team establish a set of skills with a love of the game necessary to play competitively at the state and national levels—known as the "premier" level of soccer.
Norm calls on his playing experience in HS and competitive adult leagues, coaching courses, and strong desire to continually learn better ways to train and coach for specifically developing girl soccer players.