Lifelong lessons based on the principle that a cohesive team unit is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
Building a new generation of young people who lead by example with an unflinching code of excellence.
Taking responsibility for actions and continually holding one another accountable in continuous improvement.
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Rick is een van de betere voetbalcoaches van Arizona. Niet alleen technisch zeer vaardig, ook leert hij de kinderen de sociale vaardigheden die ze nodig hebben zowel in het veld als in het leven. Leiderschap, samenwerken, omgaan met tegenslag etc, lessen waar ze de rest van hun leven profijt van hebben. En dat doet ie dan ook nog met een aanstekelijk enthousiasme.
I have had the opportunity to work with Rick north on the field and in the back office of the club. I’ve worked with many coaches in the past, but Rick brings a passion for doing the right thing by the players and parents that is not very common at this level. This is on top of a solid coaching methodology and desire to bring the best out of his players.
I had the privilege to work with Rick for the past 10 years or so at various clubs around the valley. He is not only my friend but a highly skilled professional and an awesome human being. His coaching style and knowledge are the best I have ever seen. I’m very proud that I joined him in this new endeavor at our new club FC BATAVIA.
Rick has vast knowledge and love of the game. He is a motivator, creative at his implementation of soccer skills with his players. He truly made my girls better players, which showed on the field.
Rick is an excellent Coach!! Can’t say enough good things about him. He has great rapport with his teams. He coaches his kids to be good, clean soccer players. My boys’ skill set is night and day difference. I have two boys that he coaches and they love playing for him. He demands a work ethic at practice and a certain level of performance in games. The hard work is paying off! My boys, with their previous club, knew of only mediocre play. Now, they know what it feels like to win. It’s an infectious feeling which has renewed their love of the sport. Both boys have great teammates and cohesive teams. Rick is a great, great Coach and will only make my boys better! So grateful!
My two sons have played for Coach Rick Tilmans for years, and I could not recommend him more highly. If your young athletes have played competitive soccer before, you know that it is “all about the coach”. A coach can make or break a player, lead to a love of the beautiful game, or burnout. One of the things we respect most about Coach Rick is that he is not only an amazing soccer coach, but also an equally good builder of young adults. A master soccer strategist and tactician, former Dutch pro-player, Coach Rick will get your athlete in better physical shape than ever, coach them on the best strategies, teach them good sportsmanship, encourage them to play as a team, and motivate them to strive for that next level of play all while still having fun. I strongly recommend Coach Rick Tilmans and FC Batavia, and I hope this recommendation has helped you make the decision to have your athlete become a Batavian!
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17642 N 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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29440 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Scottsdale Soccer Complex
8081 E. Princess Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Desert Horizon Park
16002 N 56th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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20199 N 78th Pl
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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19250 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85024
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3435 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85027