Steve CouperVolunteer of the Year 2012 - Soccer / Softball
Steve, this year’s Volunteer of the Year, has lived in North Delta for thirty-nine years. As a youth, he played ice hockey, baseball, lacrosse and soccer in Delta.
He began coaching back in 1987 with the North Delta Boys Soccer Club, then with the SurDel Girls Soccer Club. Since 2001, it would not be uncommon for Steve to coach two or more teams in a soccer season. In 2006 he took his U-10 team ‘Storm’ to Minnesota to compete in the Schwan’s USA Cup, a large international soccer tournament which hosts teams from many countries. The team played up an age level and competed hard to win the tournament.
Steve also started coaching fastpitch in 2004 at the Mite Level with North Delta Softball. He has coached teams from Super Mite up to and including today’s Delta Heat ’97, which had a great 2011 season winning a bronze medal in the Pee Wee A Provincials and then heading to Vaughan, Ontario to compete in the Canadian Championships. All this while still coaching soccer as well.
If that’s not enough, Steve also volunteers as a coach for the new BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League) for the South Fraser zone with the U-15 girls. “It has been a rewarding experience and new for us all as we make the league a success for the little ones following us in the future at this high level of soccer” says Steve.
Steve has also volunteered his time on the SurDel Girls soccer executive since 2002 and is currently their Competitive Coordinator. He is also the South District Rep for SurDel for the past six years and serves on the Delta Heat executive as a Director.