The goal of the Spotswood Girls Soccer Program is to provide a player-centered learning environment that helps each player develop the student-athlete's technical, tactical, physical, social and intellectual needs. Complimentary to the player and team development, is the commitment to foster the life skills of integrity, sportsmanship, discipline, responsibility, humility, commitment, respect and teamwork, as well as promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Our program will be inclusive and expansive for all class levels. The program will be seamless between Varsity, JV and freshmen levels as respects practice and game plan development.
Fundamentals will be drilled at all levels. Practices will be designed to reinforce fundamentals and create a positive learning environment. Training sessions will simulate game situations at all times. Physical conditioning will be a priority at all levels, at all times. At each level, the good of the entire team is valued as well as the needs of the individual. Our coaching staff will motivate the players with positive reinforcement, engage in open communication and demonstrate predictable behavior while also work to instill valuable character traits such as unselfishness, a solid work ethic and the ability for a player to see beyond her own success.
Michael Reid became head coach of the Spotswood Girls Soccer team in 2006. During his tenure as head coach, Coach Reid has been named GMC Coach of the Year (2014 & 2017), has been named GMC Blue Division Coach of the Year (2007, 2015, and 2017), and has lead the Lady Chargers to several GMC Blue Division Championships (2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2015). Coach Reid holds numerous USSF and United Soccer Coaches licenses. Reid was a member of multiple Rutgers University BIG EAST championship teams helping the Scarlet Knights reach the NCAA Tournament three times. He was the recipient of the Alfred B. Sasser Award his senior year. During his high school playing career, Reid was a two time 1st Team All State, 1st Team All Conference and All-Division selection. As a captain, he helped Lenape High School capture the school's first ever Group 4 State Championship and a South Jersey Coaches Tournament championship. He currently serves as a Physical Education teacher at Appleby School.