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Five Towns Soccer Coach Jason Fiscina Makes A Sound at the National Level

Coach Jason Fiscina (photo: FTC)


By Stephen Cooney

After building the Five Towns Sound soccer team to achieve multiple conference championships, national tournament appearances, and being named the 2021 USCAA National Coach of the Year, Assistant Athletic Director and Head Coach Jason Fiscina has added a new title to his resume:

Coach of the U.S. Men’s National Amputee Soccer Team.

The United States National Amputee Soccer Team competes internationally in the World Amputee Football Federation and is managed by the American Amputee Soccer Association.

Started in 1980, the game is played by amputee athletes on a 3/4 size pitch with seven players to a side. Field player may play the ball with only one leg and use forearm crutches.  The goal size is 7’x16′ and the goalie may only use one arm.

Fiscina believes that his experience coaching the FTC Sound will help prepare him for the task ahead of him at the national level.

“Coaching at Five Towns has helped me prepare because we built the program from the ground up, having to recruit the players, create a style of play, and create a family atmosphere. All those lessons and experiences I’m going to bring to the Amputee Soccer Team.”

Fiscina will rely on the personal qualities he employs to drive teams by saying he will “work tirelessly, give it everything I have, bring a lot of passion, and hope to make an impact.”

FTC Alum and former men’s soccer Captain Sebastian Montenegro believes Fiscina is perfect for the role, saying Fiscina “invokes what a true gentleman should be. On and off the field, he is a ‘lead by example’ kind of guy and he will definitely be a great addition to the National Team.”

And as always, the culture of “family” is paramount to any Fiscina-led team.

“For me, all great teams become a family. This originated from Coach P.J. Fleck at the University of Minnesota, but we defined ‘F.A.M.I.L.Y’ as ‘Forget About Me, I Love You,’ and we show love through how much we sacrifice for each other every single day. A team that is a family is connected on the field – they’re able to deal with adversity, tough times, just like any family does,” said Fiscina in a statement.

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