The DMCV Sharks Club’s philosophy is to achieve complete player development, by focusing on technical proficiency, mental conditioning, and diverse tactical understanding. We believe players thrive in a healthy learning environment, and learn more by being exposed to many different field positions, being given room to make decisions, and freedom to express themselves within their role on the team. The Sharks teams strive to win games from our players’ passion to learn our curriculum and their overall ability to translate it into performing positively on the field. We believe our team of coaches strike a balance between being demanding and fun while always maintaining their status as a role model. Our goal is to truly develop our players with improved overall skill and complete understanding of the game. Nike has designated the DMCV Sharks as a Premier Club.
This season we have teams competing in the Presidio League at the AA, AAA, and Premier Levels. We are also members of ECNL (Elite Clubs National League), game in SDDA and SCDSL and have teams which compete in National League.
The DMCV Sharks Competitive program is run by Shannon Mac Millan. Shannon enjoyed a career with the US Women’s National team for 12 years; playing in 176 games and scoring 60 goals. She was recently inducted into the United States Soccer Hall of Fame.
During that time she won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and another gold as an alternate for the 2004 Greece Olympics. She also played a vital role in winning the 1999 Women’s World Cup and followed that up with a third place finish in the 2003 Women’s World Cup. In 2002, Shannon was named the US Soccer female athlete of the year. Shannon was a member of the US Soccer Envoys that conducted clinics in South Africa and Guatemala emphasizing the value of teamwork, respect, and leadership.
In February of 2014, Shannon was inducted into the Cal South Hall of Fame. Shannon currently holds a USSF National “B” license. She is a Certified Advance Sports Technology Facilitator.
The U6-U8 Developmental Program also holds tryouts, and is run by professional coaches, but mainly serves as a bridge between recreational and fully competitive soccer. Our program enables the player to have a smooth transition between the two levels of soccer, and aims to instill a passion for all sports, specifically soccer, within players at the youngest age groups.
Players will improve their core fundamentals (dribbling, trapping, passing and shooting) in a safe, fun and passionate and encouraging learning environment.
The U6-U8 Developmental Program runs on both the boy’s and girl’s side of the DMCV Sharks and prepares our youngest players for many of the similarities that await them at the older age groups. The key components and goals of the Developmental Program are:
The Sharks developmental program is a PLAYER-FOCUSED program that is based on SKILL DEVELOPMENT. Growth and progression in the sport coupled with GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP are more important than winning.
The U6-U8 DMCV Sharks Developmental Program is run by Rachel Ashcroft. Rachel has worked with the developmental ages for over 9 years in San Diego County starting with the British Academy of Soccer Science and later moving to Carlsbad United for 6 years. Coach Ashcroft’s impact with the younger DMCV Sharks has been validated by the growth, leadership, and overall ability from players she coached which are now into older age groups.
The Sharks Elite Program is an extension of the Competitive Program, capitalizing on the higher level of competition opportunities unique to U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV, particularly Southern California. Elite teams will play in Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL), the California Regional League (CRL), US National League and in College Showcases across the United States. In 2013 and 2014, our GU16/17 team won Back to Back National Championships.
Link below to read more about our Elite and College Program.