One of our core values is: Coaching standard- Qualified and Certified (non-parent) coaches. SC Central Alberta believes that it is essential that all of our coaches maintain a high level of professionalism both on and off the pitch. All of our coaches are qualified and certified non-parental volunteers. We believe that to provide our athletes with the best possible experience playing the game and advancing their skills, coaches shouldn't be parents - parents should be free to watch their players and cheer them on.
U11 Boys Team Head Coach: Patrick Sweiger
Patrick has spent his life dedicated to the sport of soccer. From playing to coaching, he has always been a student of the game and continues to learn and grow in order to be the best leader possible.
As a player, Patrick grew up playing at the Tier 1 level for a number of teams in Alberta, earning a spot in the Provincial program in the process. He went on to captain the RDC Kings where he was named to the ACAC All-Star team multiple times and played for the U of L Pronghorns at the CIS level. As a coach, Patrick is C-License certified, and now has 15 years of coaching experience - coaching from U4 to Adults, technical training to club teams, and is currently venturing down the path of becoming a Coach Educator for Alberta Soccer.
Patrick has also earned his Education degree, worked many years in the fitness industry, has taken a keen interest in sport psychology, and is currently working as a Sports Academy Teacher for Red Deer Public Schools. He is passionate about developing youth not only as good soccer players, but as good people, and is excited to be part of Central Alberta's newest club, SC Central Alberta!
U13 Boys Team Head Coach: Kuda Nyirenda
Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Kuda has made Canada his home for the past 12 years. Kuda is a young and charismatic soccer coach, who has been coaching for almost 10 years. Kuda came to Red Deer 4 years ago via Edmonton and Hamilton. Still fresh in the coaching game, Kuda began his coaching career at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School in Hamilton. That season Kuda became the youngest coach in the league. After taking over the junior soccer team, he led them to a first championship appearance in over two decades.
Pursuing his education, Kuda attended NAIT on a full soccer scholarship. After his time at NAIT, Kuda returned to his former high school in Edmonton to become the head coach of the senior boy's team, taking them to back-to-back championship appearances.
Kuda developed a love to develop soccer players and identifying talent. He obtained his youth C license in 2019. Once this was accomplished he was recruited as an assistant coach for the Olds College Broncos men's and women's soccer teams. Over the years, Kuda has been involved and focused on youth soccer in Hamilton, Royal City Soccer in Edmonton, and the Red Deer YMCA. Kuda is excited to be a member of the coaching staff of Central Alberta's newest club, SC Central Alberta!