On December 12, Total Futbol Executive Director Nadir Moumen was named Youth Girls’ National Coach of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches (formerly known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)). One of the highest honors in coaching, the award comes after a year in which Moumen coached his McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) ’99 ECNL team to a National Championship and led them to a 37-0-0 record in league and tournament play.
The United Soccer Coaches (an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941) is the largest soccer coaches’ association in the world, with more than 30,000 members. Each year it selects one girl’s and one boy’s National Youth Coach of the Year based on nominations it receives. The National Youth Coach of the Year must currently coach at the U14-U18 level, must be dedicated to the total development of his/her players, create an environment conducive to learning and having fun, and be a quality teacher of the game.
Moumen will receive his award at the annual United Soccer Coaches Awards Banquet on January 11, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The banquet is a highlight of the group’s annual convention, which attracts more than 12,000 attendees for live field demonstration and lecture sessions, coaching diploma training classes, and a large soccer-only trade show.
Since 2012, Moumen has seen more than 100 of his players go on to play NCAA soccer
at top institutions such as the University of Virginia, Duke, Georgetown, Penn State, Virginia Tech,
the University of North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Columbia.
Since he began coaching MYS ECNL teams in 2012, Moumen has won six Mid-Atlantic ECNL Championships (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2018), with four of those teams finishing in the top two in the overall regular season standings. His MYS ’96 ECNL team reached the ECNL National Semi-Finals in 2015.
Head Coach Nadir Moumen poses with his McLean Youth Soccer '99 ECNL team after they won the ECNL National Championship in June 2018.
He has also been successful in USYS competitions, coaching a USYS National Finalist (2016), Region 1 Champion (2016), Region 1 Finalist (2015), Region 1 Semi-Finalist (2011), and five Virginia State Cup Champions (2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016).
Since 2012, Moumen has sent more than 100 athletes to play NCAA soccer at top institutions such as the University of Virginia, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn State, Virginia Tech, the University of North Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Columbia.
Several of Nadir’s players have been selected for elite ID programs including ODP, ECNL PDPs, National Training Centers, and ECNL National Training camps. Some of his players have been selected for Youth Nationals teams representing the United States, Iceland, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago. Players coached by Nadir have also won accolades for high school soccer, including three Washington Post All-Met Players of the Year, more than 60 All-Met First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention awards, and three Gatorade Virginia State Players of the Year.
Aided by an assortment of multi-colored mini-cones and an other-worldly shaft of light, Head Coach Nadir Moumen talks tactics with Herndon Force 05 during halftime of a league game. The team finished second in its division of the EDP Spring League in 2018, scoring 14 goals and conceding eight.