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Mar, 2021

Coach Amine Story By Evan Unger





A native of Morocco in northern Africa, Amine El hachimi is familiar with playing
both in youth leagues and professionally in senior leagues. In his homeland of Morocco,
he played with FC Barcelona Academy (Academy Escola). Also while in Morocco, before
coming to the United States, he played with Asfar Rabat, which is considered the most
outstanding team in Africa. Asfar Rabat has long held the most titles of any team in
Morocco.
At just 19 years of age, Asfar Rabat decided to loan Amine to a local Senior
team: Union Athletic Rabat. This team played in the level 3 - Pro-Division. During this
time, Amine was starting most games and had a great year of experience with endless
hours of play time. He was a valued asset to his team and ultimately helped them get to
third place with only five games left in the season.
Unfortunately, Amine was seriously injured during the first of the last five games.
He had multiple fractures in his ankle that resulted in a four-month absence from soccer.
After recovering, Amine received the opportunity to move to the United States of
America. During this transition, he had an engagement with DC United U23. He had a
very successful practice and trial opportunity with DC United. Regrettably, his injured
ankle made every practice difficult and unbearably painful. It was after much
consideration that Amine, sadly determined that he must stop playing soccer at the age
of 23.
“After every practice or game, I wouldn’t be able to put any pressure or weight on my
ankle, which kept me from walking for at least 3 days afterwards. During the games
and/or practices, I had limited ability because of the excruciating pain in my ankle, which
made shooting or passing the ball with the outside of my foot intolerable. I was not able
to play at the same high level of soccer that I was accustomed to”.

After retirement, Amine, unable to stay away from the soccer field, created a
youth soccer club in King George, Virginia. He is the Director of the program and
Director of coaching, also Amine coaches two teams in the program, U19 Boys and U16
Boys, both of which won their league division last fall. They will be joining the EDP
Premier League and USYS South Conference in the spring 2021 season.

When speaking about his playing experience shaping him as a coach, Amine
said he was very fortunate to have been exposed to a wealth of different experiences
and opportunities as a young player in Morocco and many experiences of world tournament outside Morocco like France, Italy and Spain and now as a coach in the US.
“I grew up from a really young age surrounded by a lot of the best players and
professional coaches in the country that helped me fall in love with the game and
instilled the competitor in me”. “Soccer for me is more than just a game, soccer is a way
of life. It was always my life’s dream to be on the field as a professional, and I'm lucky
enough to now call it my 'job' every day.” Both Playing professionally and helping coach
others to the best of their abilities are equally important. The most important thing for
me is to be in the soccer environment”.

Amine is one of the most successful coaches in the KGU program, putting all his
time and effort to grow soccer in the King George area. He is striving to make a great
soccer generation for the future. He also has the objective to be a pro coach in the
future. Amine now holds a C USSF National License and is steps away from finishing his
advanced national diploma from United Soccer Coaches. His next step will be a UEFA
A License.

Playing in both professional youth soccer and playing in different
leagues and tournaments in different countries, like Spain, Italy and France has helped him
grow as a player and coach. He compares soccer in the U.S.A. to those experiences
and says “US Soccer has a great competitive environment and
players. All the youth soccer organizations are offering an immersive soccer experience
for the youth to grow and learn in the right way. I expect that soccer in the U.S.A. will
surprise the world in the World Cup of 2026, and I’m sure that we have a brilliant future in soccer.



By Evan Unger, 03/06/21

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