MARCIE KLEBANOW APPOINTED AS HEAD COACH FOR MACCABI USA’S JUNIORS GIRLS’ SOCCER TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, April 1st, 2016 – Maccabi USA has appointed Marcie Klebanow, Director of Coaching for the Ohio Travel Soccer League, as the Head Coach for the Juniors Girls’ Soccer team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 6-17, 2017.  Klebanow also served in this capacity in 2013 at the 19th World Maccabiah Games, leading the team to a 7-0 record.

“I am extremely honored to have been asked by Maccabi USA to represent our country as the Head Coach for the Juniors Girls’ Soccer team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, to have this experience to collaborate with thousands of other coaches and athletes who all share the ideals of Jewish nationality and unify together around athletics,” said Klebanow. “The most valuable part of this position is to be able to lead 20 young adults in an experience that will change their lives, giving them an opportunity to grow as soccer players and women, all while heightening their national and Jewish pride.”

As Director of Coaching for the Ohio Travel Soccer League, Klebanow is responsible for coach training and education, as well as assisting clubs with player development. She currently holds a USSF National B License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA National Goalkeepers diploma, and US Youth National license. Klebanow has previous coaching stints at Division I institutions Wagner College, USC Upstate, and Ball State University.

Klebanow is looking to appoint qualified athletes to represent Team USA in Juniors Girls’ Soccer at the 20th World Maccabiah Games, for those born 1999-2002.  Applications for the Games and tryout information are available online now at maccabiusa.com.

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition.  We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community.  Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

For more information, please contact Program Director, Shane Carr, at (215) 561-6900 x4147, or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA is a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The organization is one of 38 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

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