Head Coach Jim Dietlemeier

Coaching Education/Licensing Level:
Grassroots Course

How many years have you been on staff with Hartford United SC?

3 years

  • 2 years assistant coach
  • 1 year head coach

Why do you coach youth soccer?

The reason I coach is because I want the players to develop good habits and a strong character. I have a passion for teaching soccer but also teaching how to deal with adversity and how to work as a team.

What is the best advise you could give young players?

Practice technical skills everyday and train as if you playing a game

What is your favorite hobby (outside of soccer)?

My favorite hobby besides soccer would have to be building and customizing computers

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Avatar because of the special FX and the action scenes were very cool

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food would easily have to be the rolls you get from Texas Roadhouse with the cinnamon butter

Did you play soccer growing up? – If so, how many years?

I played soccer for 14 years, with HUSC I was with the club as a player from 2016-2018

Who do you look up to as a coaching mentor?

I look up to Jim Schrot as a coaching mentor because of the style he coaches. He coached me as a player, and now from a coach’s perspective, I see why he coaches in such a style and why it’s effective. He also taught me things such as responsibility and accountability as a player which is something I also want to teach the players at the club.


I chose to coach at Hartford United because I want to give back to the club that transformed me to the person I am today. I want to instill those lessons and good qualities into the players because they don’t only apply to soccer, but will help later in life. I genuinely enjoy teaching soccer, and it starts with technique. I want to develop technical players at a young age so that they can experience high level soccer when they are older.

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