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Learn2Play Program Directors
The ESA is very excited about the Learn2Play program. We are happy to announce that our directors for this program will be Jeff Rousseau and Jay Rousseau (see below bios). Both Jeff and Jay are committed to providing the children with an enjoyable soccer experience. They have assembled a great coaching staff that includes some very talented and knowledgeable adult coaches as well as a group of energetic junior counselors.
Jeff has been involved in soccer for 37 years and has fulfilled roles within the game as a player, coach, referee, and administrator. He has held the position of “Director” of several youth soccer camps held throughout Massachusetts. As a player, Jeff captained his Agawam High School team and he later went on to play collegiate soccer at Western New England University. He then became the player/coach for Coca-Cola United. Jeff has coached both boys and girls soccer at many different levels. He coached boys soccer at Agawam High School, girls premier soccer for Soccer City Premier (SCP) and boys premier soccer for Juventus. Jeff has also coached at the recreational and competitive travel level in both Agawam and Enfield. Jeff's dedication to the growth of youth soccer in Enfield is what brought the Learn2Play program to life.
One of the finest soccer players ever to wear a green jersey, Jay Rousseau was captain of his Enfield High School soccer team. As a youth, he played soccer in Enfield. Jay also played for some of the region’s premier clubs in Connecticut to include West Hartford Premier and Oakwood Premier. He received the honor of being selected to play within Connecticut’s Olympic Development Program from 2003-2005. Jay has coached soccer in Enfield at the recreational and competitive levels for the last seven years. Jay is a lifelong resident of Enfield, he has a passion to bring as many of Enfield's youth into the game of soccer. This starts with the Learn2Play program. Jay is both SafeSport Certified and Head's Up certified.