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PS United Soccer Club is pleased to announce LATI ZIBA as the Director of Coaching
Pewaukee Sussex United Soccer Club is excited to announce Lati Ziba as the new Director of Coaching and Player Development. Lati holds a USSF “C” license, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. In addition to these credentials he also holds a Master of Science in Sport Management (Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee) and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management/Accounting (UW Green Bay).
With over 10 years of experience in coaching and leading youth programs, Lati brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position. As a player, he was a four-year letter winner at UW Green Bay’s Division 1 college program. He then went on to play semi-pro in the Midwest and Europe and was a member and starter of the 2012 US National Open Cup Championship team with the Croatian Eagles majors.
Lati joins us from Germantown Soccer Club where he worked as the Director of Coaching and Player Development for three years. Born and raised in Macedonia, Lati came to United States at the age of 16. He has a passion for the beautiful game and believes that by staying active in soccer, youth players can achieve great success in their leadership growth, the classroom, and ultimately their careers.
“I am excited to continue the traditions of player development and community engagement upon which Pewaukee Sussex United Soccer Club has been built. While many clubs in our area and across the country measure their success exclusively on the aggregate win/loss records of their youth teams, our focus at Pewaukee Sussex United will be different,” said Ziba.
“My philosophy is clear: Individual Player Development above everything else. We will develop players in a game-like environment that allows them to own their individual soccer growth. This empowering approach will prepare them for technical domination, tactical flexibility, and overall team success. Make no mistake—PSU will continue to field highly-competitive teams!
“As much as I love coaching players and helping them advance through the soccer ranks, I understand there is more to soccer than on-the-field success. Equally important is community engagement. My career has given me the opportunity to see, experience, and teach the positive impacts that come from being involved as active citizens in the community.”
Lati and his wife, Kaltrine, live in Milwaukee and have two children, Elijona and Rijan. Lati is also very excited about our Micros program offered to ages 4-7 and is looking to enroll Elijona and Rijan into soccer as soon as they can!
Please join us in welcoming Lati to PSU!
Chris Beverung, President
Pewaukee Sussex United
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The Director of Coaching (DOC) is responsible for the leadership of our coaching, team, player, and curriculum development. The DOC consults closely with the Academy and Technical Directors to provide training and transition plans to ensure a progression across all program levels.
U13 Boys Red and U14 Boys Red, both coached by Brian Schmidt, will compete this weekend in State Presidents Cup at the SCORE complex in Racine. There are 90 teams this year in Presidents Cup making it the largest event in the 6 year history of the competition. U14 Boys Red are the defending state champions of Wisconsin Presidents Cup and have 9 teams participating at the U14 age level. U13 Boys Red have strong competition with 16 teams in their age level. Winners of the event advance to regionals in the Midwest Presidents Cup in West Chester, Ohio June 14th to 17th.
Presidents Cup Overview
The Wisconsin Presidents Cup is the first round en route to a National Title. Winners at the state level compete in the Regional Presidents Cup and Regional Winners move on to the National Presidents Cup. The Presidents Cup is a soccer tournament designed to provide teams that do not participate in the US Youth Soccer National Championships Series, the US Youth Soccer National League or the Midwest Regional League the opportunity to participate in a series of events that lead to the National Presidents Cup Championship. Teams losing WYSA State Championship play-in games will be eligible to enter the competition. You can follow the Presidents Cup Scores & Standings here.
Coach Rafa Dias’ U19 Boys Red qualified for the State Championships Memorial Day weekend.
The* Wisconsin State Championships* are the first round of the elite US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Winners at the state level compete in Regional Championships and Regional Winners move on to compete for the National Title. Group play for the 2018 Spring State Championships will be held at Scheel’s USA Youth Complex in Appleton, Wisconsin May 26-28. Semi-Finals and Finals will be held June 2 & 3 respectively, at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee State Championship winners will advance to the Midwest Regional Championships to be held June 22-27 at Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, Indiana. You can follow the State Championships Scores & Standings here.
Another great performance by the U14 Girls Red, coached by Baz Greenaway, who took the runner-up spot at the Neenah Scheels Flatgrass Showdown . Despite only having ELEVEN players through injury and a stand-in keeper all tournament, the girls only succumbed to a winner two minutes from time in a 2-1 defeat in the final against DePere. COYR!
Coach Baz Greenaway reports a superbly committed performance by the U15 Red girls, to win the Scheels Flatgrass Showdown tournament in Neenah, despite being down to just ELEVEN (NO Subs!) players through injuries. The girls triumphed 3-1 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw in the final against Fondy Phoenix. So proud of them. COYR!