West Jersey Soccer Club 

     Jim Stahl

  • *Former All-State Goalkeeper for Warren Hills High School

  • *Former collegiate player at County College of Morris and Montclair State College (All-State Award)

  • *Holds several seasonal goalkeeping records at Montclair State College

  • *Former semi-professional player for the Union Lancers in the Cosmopolitan League
  • *Former top amateur player for Union County SC, Bridgewater Select, New Jersey Internationals, Tewksbury SC (playing in the States and abroad)

  • *Former college coach at County College of Morris

  • *Former high school head varsity coach at All-Saints HS, Warren Hills HS, Bethlehem Catholic HS and Phillipsburg HS

  • *Current club coach in charge of training and Vice President of West Jersey SC

  • *Has taken club teams to tournaments in Europe (Netherlands-Holland Cup and Belgium-Flanders Cup), Florida (Disney International Tournament) and numerous other locations in and out of New Jersey 

  • *Has been involved in playing or coaching soccer the last 45 years with over 30+ years of coaching experience at the collegiate, high school (girls and boys), club and recreation level.

  • Holds several coaching license through NJYSA, NSCAA  (National Diploma) and USSF
    ​Currently possess the NJYSA AND USSF “F” AND “D” License.  The “F” License is a totHHhhhal of 9 hours, 3 hours in the classroom and 6 hours of practical training.  The “D” License is a total of 36 hrs, (24 hrs of classroom and 12 hours of practical instruction).

Ernie Chavez
Over 25+ years coaching experience at the recreation, travel, middle, high school, camps and international travel teams for boys and

Currently possess the NJYSA AND USSF “F” AND “D” License.  The “F” License is a total of 9 hours, 3 hours in the classroom and 6 hours of practical training.  The “D” License is a total of 36 hrs, (24 hrs of classroom and 12 hours of practical instruction).

Currently possess the NSCAA’s National Diploma.  This course required over 50 hrs. of classroom/practical instruction during a one week period and 6 additional hrs. of testing.  The National Coaches Association of America is operated mainly by US College coaches like Mike Bertticelli of Notre Dame, Bruce Arena of Virginia, Tony DiCicio, formerly the US Women’s National Coach, Barry Gorman of Penn State and Princeton’s Coach Bob Bradley.

President and now coaching director of the West Jersey SC.  The age of players have been from 5 years old to adult teams where our teams have been praised for their fair-play, sportsmanship and desire to succeed.  Responsible for training new coaches in our club with training sessions and lesson plans.  This includes proper warm up and cool down, team play, coaching/team strategies, match analysis for attacking, defending and restarts. 

Assisted the Phillipsburg HS boys Soccer Team and youth team to become better skilled and acquire more soccer awareness.  This was done voluntarily for four years and then was asked to coach the freshman boys for one year.

Started the Phillipsburg Middle School Bobcat Soccer Club in 1996.  Boys and girls began training sessions on developing their skills and knowledge of the game.  “FUN” was strongly stressed during our sessions.

Started the Warren Hills 7th and 8th  Grade Soccer Program with the help of A.D. David Swetnam.  Had a co-ed team to start in the 1992-93 Fall Season.

Coached Nazareth JV Girls Soccer Team – Spring 1998.

Coached the Bethlehem JV Girls Soccer Team – Spring 1999 – 2003.

For over seven years provided training to any player in the Warren County area that desired to keep their skills up during the winter months.  The training was held at the Franklin Elem. and Phillipsburg Middle School.  The players trained for an hour and played for an hour.  Some players attended Indoor Tournaments in PA/NJ and ranged in age from 10 – 18.

Attended numerous coaching clinics including Winning Mood (8), NJYSA Convention (10), Clinics in Rye, NY (2),  Each clinic were given by top college coaches or Professional College Graduated, C.I.O.S. College, or Professors coaches from Holland.

Coached the Summer Fun Program at Franklin Elem. School since 1996- 2011.  Program ran from 2 – 4 weeks in the months of June and July.  Players n grades K – 6 for 1 hour using proper warm up, individual skills, group training, team training/scrimmage. Dribbling, vision, communication and fun are given to each session.

Organized and coached four different trips to Europe for our club players and ESPN International Tournament in Florida in 2012.  Holland (Holland Cup/92), Belgium (Flanders Cup/92), Italy (Italy Cup/94), Austria (Wolfsberg Cup/94), Scotland (Land O’ Burns/96) 2 teams,  and Elburg, Holland 2001 where we played friendlies and trained by the Professional KNVB Dutch Coaches.  Each trip lasted between 10 and 17 days which provided a unique soccer and cultural experience for players and parents

Spring 2002 U19 Boys Team finished 1st in Division 2 and advanced to the State Semi-Finals.

Organized the Winning Mood Soccer Summer Camp hosted by our club last 22 out 23 years. This includes contacting the Winning Mood Director in Holland, scheduling, sites, creating flyers and distribution, camp record keeping, overseeing camp safety and curriculum, provide training for coaches during the evening mini-camps and providing housing/hosting for 1 – 6 coaches.  We held camps for recreation, travel, middle and high school and college players.

Spring of 2010, trained five teams – 2 U8’s co-ed teams and 3 U10’s 1 boy and 2 girls teams. Have coached at least one team since 1991 for the Fall and Spring seasons.

2011 – Coached the Mountain Lakes JV Girls during their Fall season.