Don Norton, Jr.
Don Norton, Jr. is the Men's Assistant Soccer Coach at Rowan University. He has the USSF "A" license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, F.A. Ireland "A" license (UEFA "A" License) Scottish F.A. "A" Certificate and USSF National Youth License. He is a NSCAA Associate National Staff Coach and a USSF State Coaching School Instructor for the New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Associations.To date he has taught the USSF "D","E" and "F" license courses to over 4,500 youth, club, high school, college and professional coaches from across the country. His writings have been published in several leading soccer magazines. He has been a men's college assistant coach for the past twenty years and has coached at several national programs including Haverford, Richard Stockton and the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he has coached several All-American players, and dozens of All- Regional and All-Academic players. Don has a BA from Gettysburg College and a MA from Rowan University.
"Always remember soccer is a player's game and not coach's game. Youth soccer must always be about player development and enjoyment. It must never be (just) about winning and losing. Our youth players should never play a match afraid of making mistakes."