11u Damascus Yellow Jackets
Head Coach: Ryan Graves
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Ryan grew up playing many sports as a young child, young adult, and continued playing into adulthood. He has spent the last 15 years as a coach, teacher and administrator in the Montgomery County Public School system. Additionally, he serves as a member of the DSA Board of Directors.
Most recently Coach Ryan executed a well planned and successful series of softball winter workouts for the 2009-2011 birth year girls within the DSA Softball program. This was at no cost to the program of DSA or the girls/ parents participating.
Before coaching the 11u Yellow Jackets, Coach Ryan was a Head Coach for 7 Spring, Summer and Fall seasons Softball and two seasons as a head coach for DSA Tee Ball.
From Coach Ryan:
I believe, strongly, in building foundational skills necessary to the sport. This is something I did in my previous employment as a physical education teacher and coach in MCPS. Once we have built a strong foundation of skill and knowledge we can accurately apply those skills and knowledge to the game itself.
In addition, I believe it is important to build good character and sportsmanship in young children as they navigate through adolescence. Athletics is a great way to build character and sportsmanship amongst age alike peers. Many of life’s lessons can be learned through athletics.
Lastly, I believe in organization, discipline, and teamwork. An organized team, that is goal oriented, will strive to meet the goals set forth by the coach and players. Discipline will help to keep the team focused on the goals set and the mission at hand. And teamwork will serve as the glue to keep us all together as we strive for our goals and hold each other accountable as a team. All that we do, we will do as a team. The team is more important than the individual. Team success far outweighs individual success.
Assistant Coaches: Daryl Keys and Claire Hanlon
-Third Place VA Stingray Spring Classic
CML Fall League 2018 10U Champions
2019 Momma Drama Tournament 3d Place