Achievement+ Perspective+ Perseverance

WEST SIDE ALLIANCE

SOCCER CLUB

WES BRANSTETTER

Assistant Director of Coaching - Development

Wes Branstetter - 97 Boys Red, 00 Boys, Director of Club Development

Email: wsacoachwes@hotmail.com
Phone: 918.639.9229

     

     aCOACHINGa

Oral Roberts University, First Assistant Women's Team (Conf Runners-Up First Season) 

WSA 92 Boys Assistant Coach (2003-2008)

WSA 97 Boys Head Coach (2006- Current)

WSA 99 Girls Head Coach and Age Coordinator (2008- 2010)

WSA 96 Boys Head Coach (2010-2012)

WSA 00 Boys Red and Blue Head Coach (2012-Current)

Sapulpa High School Assistant Coach (2006-2008)

Former players playing collegiate soccer around the country

State Playoffs Sapulpa High School 

President’s Cup Finalist WSA 97 Boys Red 

President's Cup Finalist WSA 96 Boys Red

President's Cup Finalist WSA 00 Boys Red

State Cup Finalist WSA 97 Red 

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Played for Anderson College (SC) under Coach Rob Miller 

Oklahoma Olympic Development Team 1999-2000

Oklahoma All-Stater, All-Conference 

        aEDUCATION/CREDENTIALSa

Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Adminstration (Marketing), The University of Tulsa, 2006

Masters of Business Administration, The University of Tulsa, 2008

C National License

      a  PROFESSIONAL  

Business and Economic Analyst, Aux Sable 

       FORMER WSA COACHED TEAMS  

WSA 92 Boys- State Runner up (2009); Regionally and Nationally Ranked
WSA 97 Boys Red - State Runner-Up: Regionally & Nationally Ranked 

       a PERSONAL BIO a

Favorite Player

Ireland -- Robby Keane

Arsenal -- Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez 

U.S. National Team -- Landon Donovan (The Greatest American Player of All Time) and Michael Bradley

 

Favorite Club Team

Arsenal

 

Favorite Saying

In order to succeed as a team, we have to be willing to sacrifice our own wants and needs for the needs of the team.

 

Coaching/Teaching Philosophy

Kids need to learn to play the game the right way, even if that means sacrificing the short term.  Sometimes sacrifices made early on in a soccer players career will pay dividends beyond belief in the long term.  I want every kid to have a goal, no matter how big or small, and my job as a coach is to help them reach that goal.  Soccer is my passion.  I love coaching soccer because it gave me so much as a youth and taught me so much about myself, and I want to do the same for others.

 

Favorite Quote

"Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."

-- Michael Jordan

"Never give up. Don’t ever give up."

--- Jimmy Valvano

Great moments... are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. If we played ’em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It’s over. I’m sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw ’em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.

-Miracle on Ice

Winners Creed:
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win but think you can’t, it’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost. For out in the world we find success begins with a person’s will. It’s all in the state of mind. Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster hand. But sooner or later the person who wins is the person who thinks "I can".


Favorite Song

Lay 'Em Down -Needtobreathe

Call on Me -Eric Prydz

Don’t Stop Believing -Journey

Meaning -Gavin Degraw

Belief -Gavin Degraw

Favorite Movie

Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V

Coach Carter

Finding Forrester 

Miracle

Super Troopers

 

Favorite Hobbies

Coaching Soccer, Playing golf, soccer, tennis, hockey, FIFA ’10, Listening and singing to good music

Other Favorites

Football Team: Dallas Cowboys

Food: Steak and Mashed Potatoes

Time: Getting off work time


Short Life Bio

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Grew up in Sapulpa and started my soccer career when I was 8.  Attended Sapulpa High school and was a 3 year soccer and cross country athlete. Played for the Anderson College Trojans, and then transferred back to finish school at The University of Tulsa and graduated with a Marketing Degree, and two years later an M.B.A.  I have a true and thorough passion for sports.  I love the Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Arsenal and the New York Rangers...all struggle to win championships. 

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