Hands in the air! One of our most popular coaches is back for another summer season. Coach Noah Lincourt, a familiar face around the Storm field for many years, is once again taking on the role of Summer Staff Coach......
Storm has once again received a grant from Service Canada to hire a University student for the summer season. Noah Lincourt was the natural fit; he did a wonderful job last year fulfilling the duties of the role of Summer Staff Coach, helping the season run smoothly.
This year, Noah is once again raring to go, ready to assume the role in an official capacity starting Monday, June 4th. Along with coordinating field set up and tear down each practice night, Noah will be resuming his coaching duties with the U8 Mini group, as well as providing support for a number of other Storm teams this summer.
Noah has been a player for Storm for six years and is currently on our U21 roster. Not content with just playing the beautiful game, Noah has also been coaching for Storm since the tender age of 14. Under the mentorship (and watchful eye) of Mini Technical Director Mark Harper, Noah started his coaching journey as an assistant coach. He supplemented his "on the job" experience by taking several coaching certifications offered through Soccer NS and Noah quickly progressed to coaching our U6 Minis solo after two years of training.
Noah's enthusiasm for coaching clearly spills over into his other pursuits as well. He has one year of studies under his belt at Dalhousie University, working towards a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, hoping to minor in Sustainability. (*Author's note, you''ll have to ask Noah what this degree entails, this dinosaur has no clue!!). Noah also carves out time for his own hobbies; travel, long boarding, photography, hiking and paddle boarding. He also enjoys spending time with his family, his girlfriend Rebecca and his two canine pals, Finn and Lily."I've known Noah for 5 years, since he started playing with Storm on our U16 boys team," said Coach Mark Harper. "He's helped me coach the U6 boys over the last 5 years and is a natural coach." Harper continued, "This summer Noah is taking a U10 boys team in addition to the U6 girls team and is also one of our U12 Boys team. Noah is a true asset to Storm Soccer Club as a player and a coach."
When asked why he was looking forward to the summer ahead, Noah replied "I'm a fan of Storm, what we stand for, how we are as a club." He continued, "It doesn't matter who you are, everyone gets treated equally at the field. I am proud to part of a Club that has done an amazing job of making everyone feel included. Storm sends the message to every player on every team that they matter."
Noah also spoke about his coaching experience at the Club. "Storm has amazing mentors. Over my last 6 years at Storm, many coaches have offered help and advice, in many different ways. They've taught me patience, drills, techniques, communication skills. This has been invaluable knowledge to me, I'll always be thankful for it."
What does the season ahead hold for Noah...? "This summer I am once again helping out with as many teams as I can, over a large age range,"said Noah. He went on to add that he believes fundamental skills can be taught at anytime. "Players can can always improve, and my job as a coach is to allow players to realize their potential."
"I don't just like coaching, I love it."
Welcome back Coach Noah!