Coaches

Directors

Viktor Adamcsek
Coaching Director
651-894-2437
coachingdirector@blackhawksoccer.org

viktorPrior to 2001, Viktor played professional soccer for MTK Hungary and Kecskemet F.C. He played for the Hungarian National Team between the ages U13-16 and collected a total of 26 international caps against teams, including Scotland, Russia, Italy, Cyprus, and Sweden. He is a five time Youth Hungarian National Champion, and the winner of two Gothia Cups (1993, 1995) and one USA Cup (1997).Viktor graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and received a master’s degree in sports management in March of 2007. Viktor was the assistant varsity coach at Spring Lake Park High School (2004-2006, women), head coach of Hopkins Hatari (2004-2006, U16-U18G) and Northern Lights (2007, U17B), assistant women’s coach at St. Olaf College (2007-2012), and Cretin Derham Hall Men’s Varsity Coach (2012 to present)

Viktor’s deep experience in playing and coaching, combined with his passion and dedication for the game, will help the club in its journey to become one of the best youth soccer clubs in the state and the country.

Chris Scanlon
Developmental Director
651-894-3527
chris@blackhawksoccer.org

chrisChris Scanlon has served as our Blackhawks Developmental Director since 2012.

Chris played on the University of Minnesota Men’s Club Team, was Club President from 1999-2001, and coach from 2002-2007. Chris has been a Men’s varsity soccer coach at Mounds View High School since 2002, an Olympic Development Player Coach since 2006, and has coached with numerous clubs across the state. Chris has worked in education since 2004, currently as a Behavior Manager at Mounds View High School. Chris has earned the USSF B License, the USSF National Youth License, the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, the NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, the NSCAA Goalkeeping Regional Diploma and has completed NHSF Coaching and First Aid Certification.

Chris brings a wealth of high level playing, coaching and training experience to Blackhawks, in addition to years of coaching Blackhawk teams. We are excited to bring Chris’s training skills to our youngest players, helping the club to fulfill our mission of developing stronger, more competitive teams in the future.

Goals

Saint Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club is committed to teaching each player the tools to become a complete player. A complete player displays mastery of both technical and tactical aspects of the game in addition to team leadership skills. We believe that soccer can be a medium to develop youth physically, mentally, and socially. We aim to produce skilled players who exhibit respect, dedication, and a passion for soccer within a highly competitive environment. Our club is dedicated to prepare youth players for the next level whether professional, collegiate, or amateur.

The path toward developing a complete player recognizes different developmental levels and utilizes developmentally appropriate activities toward the goal.

Technical — A Complete Player masters all aspects of ball control such as dribbling, passing and receiving, ball striking, heading, and tackling.

Tactical — A Complete Player understands the fundamentals of defending and attacking individually as well as a team. They understand their role on the field in different formations such as 4-4-2- and 4-2-3-1.

Character — A Complete Player is a leader on the field who knows how to handle adversity, be a team player, and is respectful to others.