Shirley Thompson named as
Region IV Recreational Coach of the Year

The Region IV Recreational Coach of the Year is awarded to a recreational coach for both a boys’ team and a girls’ team for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship.

Here is a brief bio of Shirley Thompson:

Shirley Thompson, of Tracy, makes her players feel that they have done their best, filling them with self-confidence and independence. Thompson has coached for over 20 years and serves as Tracy Youth Soccer Association League President. She coaches when and where she is needed to help teach the kids to gain responsibility and teamwork, and to instill a sense of worth in the group. She is a mentor who teaches her teams to walk away from the game with their heads held high, win or lose. Her theory on life is to always make it better for someone else.

CYSA would like to congratulate Shirley on this honor!