Simo Idrissi A Soccer Coach and Director

Simo Idrissi

Welcome to Simo Idrissi a soccer coach and director1 SCPPNews2 interview that aims to enhance soccer development through journalism!3 Today, we the SCPPNews have a special guest: Simo Idrissi, an experienced and educated former soccer player, head coach, and technical director of over 25 years.4 5 


Simo Idrissi. The pro adult soccer B team of MAT professional soccer club in Morocco.
Simo Idrissi first time coaching in the United States in 2005
Simo Idrissi first time coaching in the United States in 2005 while still playing soccer.

We can list a long journey of Simo Idrissi starting from his experiences:

Playing experience:

  • 1985-1986 Ittihad Zamouri Khemisset, Morocco Youth categories.
  • 1987-1988 Fath Union Sports, Rabat, Morocco Youth category.
  • 1988-1990 Ittihad Zamouri Khemisset, Morocco Youth and Pre-senior career.
  • 1991-1995 Ittihad Zamouri Khemisset, Morocco second division professional games appearances 109, scored 16 goals.
  • 1996-1998 Chabab El-Houcima, Morocco division 2 professional game.
  • 2000-2001 Hommenmen Beirut, Lebanon division 1 amateur.
  • 2006-2007 BCF, Colorado division 1 amateur. 
  • 2007-2008 DFC, Colorado division 1 amateur.
  • 2009-2010 BCF, Colorado division 1 amateur.
Simo Idrissi Soccer player Mentality

Coaching and directing experiences:

  • 2005-2007 F.S.C Colorado Head Coach for competitive youth teams. 
  • 2007–2009 B.F.C Colorado Head Coach for competitive youth teams. 
  • 2009–2012 Ittihad Zamouri Khemisset, Morocco – Technical management and coaching. 
  • 2013–2014 Ajax F.C, Tangier Morocco – Director and Representative. 
  • 2012–2019 North League Association Tanger Morocco – Soccer Development and Representative. 
  • 2019–2020 RAPIDS Colorado, Head Coach. 
  • 2021–2022 M.A.T. Morocco Technical Director and coaching. 
  • 2022–2023 S.O.S, Head Coach.


Simo idrissi has a master’s degree in sports and health science. He also has:

  • The A license with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
  • The Advanced diploma with the United Soccer Coaches (USC).
  • International Award certificate covering C, B, and A UEFA coaching education with the Football Association of England.

Simo has other certificates in leadership, sports science, and many more. However, his life completely changed with ups and downs, which delayed his integration into professional soccer in America.

North League Soccer Morocco Simo Idrissi Coach
Simo Idrissi testing players in a tryout three days. More than sixty players attended.
Simo Idrissi Coaching and directing Moroccan team
Simo Idrissi Coaching Rapids

Simo Idrissi – Soccer Coach and Director Challenges and Rewards

We are curious about his journey as a soccer player and coach. How did he acquire his education, career, and sports science expertise? What are the challenges and rewards of leading a team in this field?

Our discussion can include the importance of mental functionality in sports and how coaches can help their players manage stress.

Simo Idrissi and Moroccan North league activities.

John Hawl second journalist on the panel 

Joining us for this conversation is John Hawl, a soccer journalist who has interviewed Simo on different occasions. John’s interviews are well-detailed and insightful. His perspective will add to the discussion today.

Simo Idrissi – Soccer Coach and Director Articles and Research

Simo Idrissi is a valuable member of society because of his exceptional skills and soccer knowledge. He will indulge in coaching, technical director positions, and philosophy. 

Sharing with us his expertise and the scientific articles, especially

The research: Mental Preparation and Biofeedback to Enhance Team Performance in a Busy Competition. This research covers player management, injury prevention, and tactical analysis for managing a soccer team during busy seasons. He has compiled this research into a detailed over a hundred pages document.

The article: Elite Soccer Coaching and Enhancing Players’ Mentality. Elite soccer coaching involves evaluating players’ performance and communicating team goals. Data collection and recognition of players’ behavior and performance are essential for match planning. Players may experience stress during games, leading to unbalanced defensive mechanisms and declines in self-efficacy. Coaching can help players overcome stressful situations and gain confidence in their capabilities. Systematic patterns of play can create challenges for the opposing team, and new innovations may be needed to adapt to changing situations.

The article: Athletic Training in the Off-Season and Elite Soccer Players. Off-season athletic training plans for elite soccer players are designed to help them recover from mental and physical exhaustion and injuries. Coaches and athletic trainers give athletes a break from intense workouts while designing training programs to improve performance. These programs are based on past successes and failures, statistical assessments, and individual philosophies. The off-season training program determines which players stay on the team for the next season. The General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) is used to adjust workout volume and intensity to prevent exhaustion and allow players to heal and rebuild their power for preseason training camp.

The article: Competitive Soccer: Proper Planning and Implementation. Preparation for a competitive soccer season involves planning for tactical, physical, psychological, and mental aspects, as well as communication and leadership. Coaching staff should reveal their season planning, including updated strategies to form a winning atmosphere. Optimal coach and player leadership involves focusing on interpersonal risk management. A healthy mix of veterans and rookies can result in personal and professional connections and potential team success. Coaches and team leaders should strive for motivational interactions and mentorship relationships to encourage new players. Coaches need to detail short- and long-term goals and each person’s related responsibilities in game tactics management.

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Simo Idrissi experience and education

Simo Idrissi experience and education as soccer coach and player