David L. Phaff To Join The Stony Brook Soccer Club As Boys’ Player Development & College Advisory Director

Updated Saturday September 9, 2017 by Stony Brook Soccer Club.

The Stony Brook Soccer Club is pleased to announce that David L. Phaff has joined our club and will fulfill the role of Boys’ Player Development and College Advisory Director. This role will consist of implementing a comprehensive player and coaching development program for all boys’ teams. Dave will function as a liaison between players, families, and colleges for players interested in pursuing collegiate soccer.

Dave’s own experience playing youth soccer on Long Island has given him the firsthand experience and knowledge of the landscape to execute this new role. Having played youth soccer in New Hyde Park, he was chosen for the New York State Select Team and had the opportunity to play in a showcasing pool in Vienna, Austria. He then moved on to play soccer at the collegiate level and is a graduate of C. W. Post.

Dave’s professional career began as a physical education teacher in the Commack School District. While at Commack, he coached the girls’ varsity soccer team, leading them to their first Suffolk County championship in the school’s history. He has been very involved in his players’ collegiate success and has helped over 300 of his former players find placement in colleges and universities.

Throughout his teaching and coaching experience, Dave has led both girls and boys club youth teams to State Championships, Region 1 Championships and most recently to the National League Competition. His understanding of the continuous changes of the game allows him to develop and implement a training model to help his players perform at the highest level. We are confident that his successes in these areas will be exponentially beneficial to all of our players.

Dave’s primary focus will be to implement a structured training philosophy and road map for each of the boys’ age groups in collaboration with the club’s senior staff and in conjunction with the club’s philosophy. Among his initiatives, Dave is developing a College ID Camp for both boys and girls to launch this spring. To date, we have a number of D1, D2, and D3 colleges and universities committed to the program. Dave is also moving forward with the creation of top Eastern Regional League (ERL) teams for the boys 2003 and 2004 age groups. We look forward to the many successes he is sure to achieve on behalf of the club and all of our athletes. Please join us in welcoming Dave to the club.

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