Staff … 2017 BETTER

CAMP APPLICATION 2017

COACH CHRISTOPHER A. HOOVER 

COACH HOOVER and the staff at Friday's Closing Ceremony

COACH HOOVER and the staff at Friday’s Closing Ceremony

FOUNDER & COACHING DIRECTOR OF THE CAMP

Currently Coach Hoover is with the Bel Air High School Men’s Soccer team. In the fall of 2016, the Bobcats had an amazing season reaching the MPSSAA 4A State Finals, only to fall a little short in the finals to Walter Johnson. The team boasted a stunning 8 match win streak, an All-State player, and 5 first team Harford County players (three more on the 2nd team).

 Formerly at YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA as the First Assistant Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer program enjoyed a very successful season in 2013.  The team was the Capital Athletic Conference Champions for the fifth straight time, advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 extending our school record to a ninth NCAA appearance, and finished the season ranked #7 nationally for Division III Men’s soccer.  Our team also had several post season awards with three CAC First team selections and five CAC second team selections – a total of 8 of the 20 players selected. This past year had a little more of a challenge as the team was constantly looking for its identity.

Coach Hoover’s Cardiff FC Crush really came together. Over the past two year, the Crush have had two 12 game unbeaten streaks, and a 15 game unbeaten streak and won 85 matchs while drawing 8 and just loosing 5. The team’s dedication to team play and commitment to training and playing hard really paid off. This past fall, as the team started high school the girls were highly successful in the high school ranks throughout the area with 11 players making their varsity programs and 10 making their JV programs. Coach Hoover was also honored by Cardiff FC by being asked to become the club’s Vice-President, and is looking forward to helping the club maintain that vision of player development and growing the quality of soccer here in Harford County, MD.

At the Fallston H.S. Men’s Soccer program, Coach Hoover has guided the Cougars to a record of 161 wins 46 losses, and 9 draws in twelve seasons.  Holding the highest winning percentage and most wins among all the Cougar soccer coaches, Coach Hoover is the top coach in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference (UCBAC), and was the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, AND 2009 UCBAC Coach of the Year.  He has guided the Cougars to four UCBAC Championships in eight years and three state final appearances in the past four years.  He was also the Maryland Soccer Coach of the Year finalist in 2004, 2008, and 2009 and Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year finalist in 2004 and 2008.

One of the greatest attributes of the Cougar program is the ability to develop players in the program, and allowing them to maximize their potential on the soccer field.  Coach Hoover trained 45 Conference Honorable Mention players, 43 2nd Team All-Conference players, 57 1st Team All-Conference players, and 15 All-State players. 

Coach Hoover is a member of the Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer (MACS), serving on the Maryland High School All-State 1st Team selection committee.  He is also a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) earning a NSCAA U.S. National Soccer Coaching Diploma with Distinguished Merit, National Federation of High School Coaches Association, and DC United Coaches Association.  Coach Hoover has served as a past coaching director of the Johns Hopkins University Soccer Academy, has provided his coaching experience to the Elite 300 Soccer Academy for the past 15 years, was the only high school coach to be part of the Crystal Palace Football Club Youth Academy of the EPL, and was part of the U.S. Futbol Training staff.

While at Fallston H.S. Coach Hoover teaches Honors American Government and U.S. History, and has worked to instill high academic standards in all of his players.  Coach Hoover has been named Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2002 and 2004, was an American Stars of Teaching nominee for 2008, and a Harford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year finalist for 2008.

Coach Christopher Hoover, his wife, and his daughters are life-long residents of Harford County.

Summer 2017 Coaching Staff is coming together ! And we return our JUNIOR STAFF HS VARSITY COUNSELORS.

Who will be the Coach of the Week for our first week of camp in 2017 ?
We’ll have to see who brings it

Coaches & Players working on their game

Coaches & Players working on their game


On the pitch ... Circuit training - working on becoming complete players.

On the pitch … Circuit training – working on becoming complete players.

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