James Grothe

James Grothe has spent the past 9 years coaching teams for both Westside Timbers and Sherwood Youth Soccer Club (SYSC). He has USSF E License, United Soccer Coaches (USC) Level 1 Futsal License, USC Level 1 Goalkeeping License, USSF Grassroots 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 Licenses and the USC Director of Coaching Diploma. In addition to coaching, James spent 3 years as part of the SYSC Board as a Vice President and Director of Soccer Programs (Director of Coaching), striving to improve the recreational experience. He has been attending Portland Timbers games since their inaugural season and enjoys spending time with his family and coaching with his wife. For James, the enjoyment in coaching comes when you can teach a player the how and why and then watch them make the best decisions on their own while learning from the mistakes they make.




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Phone: (503) 626-2975
Fax:     (503) 924-4249

4840 SW Western Ave, Suite 1000
Beaverton, OR 97005

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