Thomas Richard "Rick" Copland - U13 Boys Storm & u15 Boys Storm


Rick has enjoyed a long and successful coaching career, starting in the late 70's in High School soccer and quickly moving to the college level. Having earned his United States Soccer Federation "A" license in 1981, he coached State and regional teams as well in the United States Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP). He also holds advanced and premier diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Rick's administrative credentials are equally as deep, serving on Boards, Committees and as a Director of Coaching for Charles River United soccer club. Rick joined Strikers United in 2015 coaching both boys and grils Strikers teams.


Coaching Experience

2007-2009 Assistant Varsity Girls’ Coach, Middlesex School, Concord
1981-2007 Head Coach, Opus County Soccer Club, EMWSL,
1990 USSF Women's National Champions
1992-2006 Director of Coaching, Charles River United Soccer Club
1999-2000 Head Girls’ Coach, Rivers School
1996-1999 Head Coach, Boston Renegades
1995-1998 Head Girls' Coach, Natick High School
1986-2000 USYSA Region One Staff Coach, Olympic Development Program,
United States Youth Soccer Association
1983-1997 Instructional Staff Coach, Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association
1991-1995 Head Coach, U-19 Girls' State Team, Olympic Development Program, Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association
1982-1993 Assistant Coach and Administrator, Senior Women's Regional Team,
United States Soccer Federation
1984-1987 Assistant Women's Coach, University of Vermont
1982-1985 Head Coach, Women's State Team, Massachusetts Senior Soccer Association
1982-1983 Assistant Women's Coach, Boston College
1980-1981 Head Women's Coach, Curry College
1976-1979 Assistant Boys' Coach, Wellesley High School

Administrative Experience

1991-2000 Board of Directors, USA-Norway Committee
1997-1998 Director of Clinics and Coaches, Major League Soccer Camps
1991-1996 Scout, Women's National Team, Norway Football Federation
1993-1995 Member of the Policy & Review Committee, Massachusetts Premier League
1993-1994 Board of Directors, Boston Youth Soccer Partnership
1993 Logistics Officer, World Cup 1994 Organizing Committee
1992 Director of Transportation, US Cup 1992, Football Association of Ireland
1992 Director, Women's National Soccer Festival

Coaching Certificates

1981 "A" License, United States Soccer Federation, #A 286
1983 National, Regional, and State Coaching Seminar, K.H. Heddergott
1987 Advanced National Diploma, National Soccer Coaches Association of America
1988 "A" License Refresher Course, United States Soccer Federation
2004 Premier Diploma, National Soccer Coaches Association of America
2004 National Youth Diploma, National Soccer Coaches Association of America