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CenCal Cosmos is excited to announce that they have hired Shonice VanHook to be their first fulltime Director of Grassroots Soccer. Shonice has been coaching with Cosmos for the last year in a part time capacity and joins the organization with an extensive coaching and playing background.
Originally from Westchester, California but with roots in the Central Valley, Shonice broke the single season points record for Notre Dame Academy before playing 4 years of collegiate soccer with the Fresno State Bulldogs. Her time with the Bulldogs coincided with their WAC Conference Championship and trip to the NCAAs.
After hanging up her boots in 2013, Shonice had been coaching with Strikers South Bay and Beach FC, as well as El Segundo High School, before moving to Fresno with her family. Shonice has a Masters degree in Coaching and Sports Science.
About the Role
As Director of Grassroots Soccer, Shonice is responsible for overseeing and growing all of Cosmos programming for players who are not yet in our competitive teams. This currently include the Apprentice Program, a weekly clinic on Friday evenings for 4-12 yr olds (www.CenCalCosmos.com/Apprentice-Program), and our Parent and Me Program, a 5 week program of classes for 2-3 year olds to participate in with a parent (www.CenCalCosmos.com/ParentAndMe). She will be unveiling more programs in the coming weeks.
Shonice will also be the Youth Academy Director for the Under 8s and will continue to coach a competitive team for the club.
We are excited to announce this growth within our club as we continue to unveil all the ways that Cosmos is raising the bar for youth soccer in the Central Valley going into 2022/23. Checkout www.CenCalCosmos.com/tryouts to read all the exciting developments as they are released.
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