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Western Connecticut School of Soccer
About Us


Our Philosophy
Our Programs
About Us
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The directors are three friends who have been fortunate in their respective soccer careers, as both players and coaches, to experience the joys of success, as well as the lessons of defeat. We respect the traditions of soccer and look to help youth players share in learning how to play the game well.


Joe Mingachos
Head Coach Women's Soccer, Western Connecticut State University.
Four time NCAA tournament team. Little East Conference Coach of the Year 1999. NCAA All-American player and former professional player with the Connecticut Wolves.
Pete Schachter
Assistant Athletic Director, Western Connecticut State University.
Former Head Coach Men's Soccer, Manhattanville College. Led them to first ever NCAA tournament appearance. Skyline Conference Coach of the Year 1999. Four year letter earner and member of the NCAA Div III National Championship team-Brandeis University 1976.
John Benitez
Head Coach Girls Varsity Soccer, Danbury HS. Assistant Coach Women's Soccer team, Western Connecticut State University. All-time leading scorer for WCSU's Men's Soccer program. Two-time NCAA All New England player. HS Conference Coach of the Year 2001.

Camps and Services

We offer two "twilight" camps each summer from 5:30pm-8pm. This year's dates are June 23-27 and August 11-15, 2003. Our August camp includes a High School Conditioning week for players ages 14-18.
We are also available for individual and team training upon request.


Do you have any questions? Send us an e-mail at:

WCSS*7 Clearbrook Road*Danbury*CT*06811