Coach Mamotyuk to Be Formally Honored at NJYS Awards Dinner on February 2nd
New Jersey Youth Soccer will be hosting its 30th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, February 2nd, where it will honor many players, coaches and members of the soccer community. One of those honorees will be Roman Mamotyuk, who has been selected as the 2017 Bob McNulty NJYS Travel Coach of the Year.
“Millstone United Travel Soccer is very fortunate to have volunteer youth coaches such as Coach Roman Mamotyuk,” said Rick Meana, NJYS Director of Coaching. “He has set a great example not only for our youth but for our coaches.”
Over the past four years at Millstone United Travel Soccer (MUTS), Coach Mamotyuk has built a stellar reputation as a coach through the pillars of good sportsmanship, player development, giving back to the community and promoting educational events for other coaches and parents. He also serves MUTS as a Board Member and volunteers with the local recreation program.
“Roman’s approach to the game is almost spiritual, in that soccer is a part of who he is,” said Gary Mason, President of Millstone United Travel Soccer. “It is a component of his character, and he has passed the philosophy and that spirit onto his players.”
Coach Mamotyuk now oversees three teams for MUTS at the 2006-07 age group. The core of his coaching philosophy is to be equally encouraging, responsive and attentive to each of his players, regardless of skill level. In addition to his being a dedicated coach, he also offers much of his time to assist with social events, community projects, clinics and workshops.
“There is no substitute or short-cut to create a rewarding and enriching environment for children to flourish,” said Coach Mamotyuk. “It takes energy, enthusiasm and effort while being compassionate, sympathetic and having empathy for each child.”
The NJYS Travel Coach of the Year Award is named in honor of Bob McNulty, who became the first NJYS Director of Coaching in 1972. After assembling an enthusiastic staff, he began leading coaching courses throughout the state to license, train and develop as many quality recreation and travel coaches as possible. His overlying goal as NJYS Director of Coaching was to establish a network of quality coaches to support players of all ages and skill levels, a philosophy that remains with NJ Youth Soccer today.
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