Zach Richards

Zach Richards

Coaching Qualifications:Currently pursuing my E license

Coaching Experience: I have been coaching for 3 years now. I started out with Red Arrow Soccer Club where I coached high school aged boys. This is my first year with TKO and I couldn't be happier to be here!

Playing Experience:  I started playing soccer when I was 5 years old and haven't stopped since! I played for Red Arrow Soccer Club until I was 11 and then moved over to TKO. At TKO I played Goalkeeper for Rich Labadie, who was my coach during my whole time at the club (8 years). I also played high school soccer at Paw Paw High School where I was a 3 year player on Varsity and team captain my senior year.

Why I coach for TKO Premier SC:  I am coaching for TKO because it is a great club that is focused on the development of players. The coaches here at TKO not only care about on field performance, they care about you as an individual off the field. I've come full circle back to TKO and that's testament to the culture within the club.

Fun fact about me:  I love anything to do with Detroit sports, Michigan State sports, and Arsenal FC. A fun fact about me is that I am on a mission with a good friend of mine to attend a football game at every Big Ten stadium; we currently sit at 4!

Parent Perspective:  I like my parents to be positive after games and practices. In my opinion, positive reinforcement and constructive criticism are how players improve and develop.

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