Be doers of the word
HCA Boys Soccer

About

Heritage Christian Academy Soccer Program Vision

  • Transform the program to better benefit the player, family, surrounding community, and most importantly benefit the player in becoming more God-honoring.
  • Improve as a program to meet the needs of the player, family, school.
  • Attention and development of all players in the program: experienced and those players new to the sport.
  • Assess why boys are playing for the team and how we can continue to foster, reinforce, and fulfill that need.
  • Create a player centered environment; facilitate an experience that is enjoyable to the player.
  • Opportunity to develop soccer but, more importantly, young Christian men.
  • To partner with both family and school to develop consistent character: integrity, courage, perseverance, and a willingness to sacrifice and lead for the greater good.
  • Reject passivity and “be doers of the word” (James 1:22) on the field as teammates, opponents, and in the community.
  • Although we are called to act, lead, and work hard, at the same time have an awareness of being ultimately dependent on God.

Coach Josh Nichols

Nationality
usaUnited States
Current Team
Heritage Christian Eagles
Coaching Experience
  • USSF “E” license
  • Assistant coach for Heritage Christian Academy Boys High School Soccer team (2019)
  • Co-head coach for Heritage Christian Academy Boys Middle School Soccer team (2018)
  • Assistant coach for Heritage Christian Academy Boys Middle School Soccer team (2017)
  • Volunteer coach for U-8 at Colorado Storm (3 yr)
  • Volunteer coach for U-6 at Arsenal Soccer Club (1 yr)
  • Volunteer coach for developmental program at Maui United Soccer Club, Maui, HI (1 yr)
  • Assistant coach at Stars United Soccer Club, Pittsburgh, PA (1 yr)
  • Co-head coach U-9 pre-travel at Pine Richland Soccer Club, Pittsburgh, PA (3 yr)
  • Head coach in-house at Pine Richland Soccer Club (5 yrs)
  • Assistant coach at Seneca Valley 7th / 8th grade team (1 yr)
  • Volunteer head coach for Urban Impact soccer program (4 yrs)
Playing Experience
  • Division III_NCAC
  • Allegheny Men’s Soccer team (95-99)
  • Team Offensive Player of the Year (96)
  • Team Defensive Player of the Year (98)
  • Barndollar Award Winner (98)
  • Seneca Valley High School
  • Pittsburgh Strikers Soccer Club
  • Olympic Development Program (2 yrs)

Assistant Coach Joe Taylor

Nationality
usaUnited States
Current Team
Heritage Christian Eagles

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Coach for Heritage Christian Academy Boy High School Soccer team (2020-present)
  • Co-head coach for Heritage Christian Academy Boys Middle School Soccer team (2018)
  • Volunteer Head Coach for U5-U9 at Arsenal Soccer Club (5 years)