Cesidio Colasante, the owner and Executive Director of Soccer Shots Southeast PA, has been named a Sky Blue FC TeamSnap MVC. Outside of Soccer Shots, Colasante also coaches the White Clay SC Spirit Red 2009 girls team.
Sky Blue’s TeamSnap MVC honors coaches in our communities that exemplify an undeniable commitment to player growth and education. We aim to shine a light on coaches going above and beyond for their team while navigating the COVID-19 impacts.
Until recently, youth sports were shut down across much of the United States. With the knowledge that some team members would not have access to structured training sessions, Colasante took it upon himself to create digital sessions. He hosted these Zoom technical training sessions twice-weekly and created a “sushi” theme to go along with them. Each week, Colasante would send out a “sushi menu” with different soccer technical moves named after various sushi rolls.
“Coach Cesidio “CC” has done so much to keep his team engaged and connected this summer,” said Sky Blue Account Executive Cassie Varvaro. “He changes young kids’ lives and helps them learn how to love the game of soccer and is the epitome of a Most Valuable Coach!”
“My wish is that every young athlete can return to the field to experience the necessary benefits the youth sports provide,” said Colasante. His team has recently been able to resume full-contact training after being limited to non-contact when they first returned. Colasante’s team has competed in two tournaments so far and competes in the EDP Mid-Atlantic league. This team has proved to be an excellent outlet for many players to maintain social interactions with some schools doing virtual classes.
“I am doing something I truly love,” said Colasante. “My father coached me as a youth, and I am doing the same for my daughter and a special group of young ladies. I am giving back to the game that gave me so much.”
Nominations for the Sky Blue FC TeamSnap MVC are still open. Submit your coach nomination here.