Meet April’s Soccer Parent of the Month: Mike Levesque, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Mike’s favourite COBS Recipe from cobsbread.com is Cinnamon French Toast
Mike deserves this recognition because of his commitment and dedication to soccer, to his own children, and to the many players he has coached. His oldest daughter is now 22 and she started playing outdoor soccer at U10. That started our family’s love of the game. Since then our four other children have all played both indoor and outdoor soccer. Mike has coached 2 indoor soccer teams each year for the past 7 years (as either head coach and assistant coach). When he started coaching, he was nervous since he’d never played the game, but the other option was for the team to fold because no one else stood up to be the coach.
Mike has now taken all the coaching courses and spends countless hours preparing in advance for practices and games. On average, he has impacted over 200 children. Mike is known as a very patient but competitive coach. He pushes all the players to put in their best effort, and to be humble whether they win or lose. Mike believes that every child has an important role to play on the team, and he is excellent at finding their best spot. His teams have been successful in Provincials, but more than that, he has encouraged his players to do their best, improve from year to year and to be good sportsmen/women.
Within our own family, Mike works tirelessly to balance work and sports. We have four children currently involved in a variety of sports and extra curricular activities. Mike has never wavered in his love of coaching soccer and being with the players on the field and on the bench.
Congratulations Mike on behalf of COBS Bread and Alberta Soccer!