2014 Planning


What does a head coach do when there is a year before the first game?


by Head Coach Steve Trittschuh

A lot of soccer people have been asking what are you doing as a head coach of the Switchbacks FC when there is a year before the first game in USL PRO and you do not even have a team?

First, there is a lot to do behind the scenes to make sure we will be competitive and have an entertaining team on the field in 2015. I know a lot of soccer people around the United States that I have relationships with, whether they are coaching in college, NASL, USL or the MLS to keep the Switchbacks in mind if they see quality players that can help. The soccer community is a very tight group so I am hoping through all of my contacts we can find some good players.

Secondly, starting this month all the local Universities will be playing their spring schedule of games. My plan is to see as many games this spring to have an idea of players that will be eligible to play in the USL PRO next year. I do know being involved with Regis University last season that there are quality players in this area that can play at this level. Remember the 6th pick of the MLS draft Tesho Akindele came out of Colorado School of Mines.

This summer is going to be a busy time for the Club. Being visible out in the community and getting people aware and excited for the Switchbacks will be a top priority. This summer is huge for soccer in the United States with the World Cup beginning in June. Keep tuned into the website switchbacksfc.com for a schedule of activities to come out to support the new USL PRO team in Colorado Springs.

I hope to see all of you soon!

Steve Trittschuh

Head Coach

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

  1. Ryan says:

    Fantastic road win! Way to put them to the sword. Looking forward to Portland!

  2. Ryan says:

    Buen trabajo como siempre Senor Vargish. Big early season road trip against two good teams. Hopefully the preseason trip out there pays dividens-4 points would be great! Go get em’ lads!

  3. English Rob says:

    “The Belfast Bandit Strikes Again!” Marty ‘Bandido’ Maybin steals the ball and scores what turns out to be the winner. That’s the second time Bandido has been in the ‘right place at the right time’ . . .sign of a goal scorer. Nice job by Billy Thompson. Good performance in difficult conditions!

  4. Ryan says:

    Good win! Against a team that I think will end up being pretty good when it all shakes out. I went back and watched it on YouTube so a shout out to our announcing team-if they aren’t the best in the league, they are certainly right there.

  5. […] This could help the team worry less about what the opponents is doing and focus on their own play. In an interview with Roland Vargish, veteran midfielder Shin Harada alluded as much. “We don’t know exactly who they […]

  6. English Rob says:

    Very nice Mr.Vargish . . .let’s bounce back with a win. Must treat every game like a play off game! Get the first goal . . .

  7. Ryan says:

    Nice preview!

  8. English Rob says:

    Well done team! Really pleased for Marty Maybin. Great to see him in the starting line up and fulfilling the faith Coach Trittschuh is putting in him! Fantastic upgrades to the stadium also . . . thanks to the owners!

  9. Great work by all of those involved! It was an amazing clinic from the Switchbacks players for our YMCA participants. Kids, Families and Players had a great time. Looking forward to the next one!
    Thank You Switchbacks!

  10. English Rob says:

    Best 1st half I’ve seen from the Switchbacks! Good start to what may be a great season. Nice job lads!