Mandi holds lessons on Saturdays and Sundays at Kiwanis park -1701 5th St, Bremerton, WA 98337
Mandi’s love for the beautiful game began in 1998 in France while she was playing street soccer with local youth. Her main athletic focus for 18 years was the sport of Figure Skating, but along-side that she continued to play and develop skills in soccer. Ten years ago she was sidelined from figure skating due to injury, and found a new home in the sport of soccer, where she has been able to apply the same passion, focus and love for learning and improving technique and skill constantly. Mandi has worked as an indoor soccer referee and spent 3 seasons as a game day volunteer with Seattle Reign FC. Currently she plays indoor soccer at Oly-Pen Sports one to two nights a week.
She loves coaching for the opportunity it gives her to share everything that she learned, not just from soccer but also from figure skating. Sports are about preparation, dedication, and fun. Even when learning skills that are daunting or that may not be your favorite, it’s important to find ways to keep your mind and body engaged and connected to the joy of sport. As a coach, Mandi’s goal is to help each athlete connect to that place, maintaining the love of the game while building their skill and technique, physicality and mental fortitude at the pace that is best suited to the individual, and most likely to build an overall strength to the team. She feels most inspired by Mark Skinner (Current coach of the Orlando Pride) and his philosophy of coaching soccer. Seeing players as people first, working with their needs and strengths and integrating that into the team.
She is happy to coach any ages, including adult women as well as youth and young girls in or around the Bremerton and surrounding areas. She is located in Bremerton/ Tracyton, and her preferred field is Kiwanis Park. Her availability will be open and flexible on Saturdays and Sundays, and when it gets light enough outside she will have availability weekday evenings from 6pm until dusk, Tuesday-Thursday.
Mandi says – “I’m very excited about Girl Boss Sports. I feel that empowering girls and women, allowing them the opportunity to work together and build the game with shared knowledge, skills, and experiences from those who have been there will help to pave the way for a more prepared, mentally empowered, and physically and technically advanced generation of women soccer players, coaches and referees.”