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Aris Kolitsas

Aris Kolitsas

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Playing career:

Started playing at young age in Greece- Played semi-professional on a junior team in Greece 1986-89.
Played both high school and Collegiate Soccer in the US - Mather High School 1989-1992
UIC 1994-96.
Played club soccer with Pegasus, Green and White, Schwaben. 1996-2004

Coaching career and Licences:

Coached with Barrington High School soccer from 1998 to present. Coached all levels.
Physical Education teacher at the elementary level 1997-present. 
 "D" License with US Youth Soccer Association
Master's in Exercise Physiology (UIC)

Young athletes should first and foremost have fun!  Knowing how to stay in the fun zone is the big secret both for coaches and players.  Soccer is a beautiful sport if I can transfer my love for this sport onto any youngster I have accomplished my goal!  Along the way players must follow 3 steps. They have to be honest in their work, embrace the struggle, and push through any challenge that comes along.. I coach with these two famous quotes in mind: "The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
The most important thing in sports is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well".

Favorite teams:
Panathinaikos FC, Barcelona and Brazil.
Favorite Soccer moment:  Greece winning the European Cup and Italy vs Germany game in the 2006 World Cup!!

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