About our coaches
We, here at Crossroad Sports Solution, are a unique team of passionate coaches who are truly dedicated in bringing our best to the sport and athletes. We pride ourselves for being always on the cutting edge in exploring new coaching techniques and use of technology to enhance learning.
Currently we have 4 full-time netball coaches headed by Mr Justin Teh, NCAP Level 3, NROC, Certified First Aider, Trainer for NSYS Workshop & Head coach of SCGS, Temasek Poly and St Andrew's JC. Being an ex-PE teacher and with more than 10 years of coaching experience, he attempts to bring together the SCIENCE and ART of coaching to the sport. He is also trained in DiSC profiling and is currently working very closely with Athlete Assessment and hopes to bring Sports Psychology into mainstream coaching. Interestingly, he holds a degree in Business Marketing from NTU as well.
"I begin coaching netball in 1999 when I was a PE teacher in Outram Secondary when a bunch netball enthusiasts approached me to help with the CCA. Once I started, there was virtually no stopping as I attended course after course on learning the game and coaching it.
Looking back I realized that I've been coaching for more than 10 years and some of my players are now coaching with me and I count it as both a privilege and blessing. Coaching is something I truly enjoy and is still passionate about and that is why I'm still doing what I've been doing.
Besides coaching which takes up a big chunk of my life, I'm also occupied with my family of one wife and 2 young daughters. Music is also something I've picked up from young when I learned to play the piano and later the bass guitar and acoustic guitar in church. I currently own a Status Graphite Bass Limited Edition, Charis SJ Acoustic Guitar and Composite Acoustic GXi Sunburst. The one person that I entrust any repair and restoration work done on these precious instruments is Mr Malcolm Tan, an experience and wonderful luthier.
I'm also a gadget person who cannot resist trying out new gears, equipment or electronic gadgetry. I'm armed with an iPhone 4, iPad 2 and a 13" Macbook Air for my work daily. I'm also using an Adonit Jot Pro Stylus as well as an Ozaki Stylus Pen for my iPad. For my coaching, I rely on these few iPad/iPhone apps for planning, taking game statistics, creating set plays and fitness training: Dropbox, Day One, Netball, Tagit Netball, Your Gym and ScoreKeeper. Some of these apps are free while other cost a modest US$0.99 - US$4.99. Click on this link to see some of the reviews I've done on them. I'm also a big fan of bluetooth headphones and have tried several before landing on the perfect tool for music listening. The Arriva Leo Bluetooth Headphones are absolutely brilliant and trumped over all that I've tried before such as Motorola S9, Jabra Halo, SE S970 and Outdoor Technology Bluetooth Tags. So all this gadgets are now being carried around in a Tom Bihn Synapse Backpack. You cannot imagine how much stuff can fit into this tiny bag!
I've also started out taking sports photographs recently and my gears consist of a micro 4 3rd Panasonic GF1 with a 20mm f1.7 panny and a zoom lens for outdoor shots and portability. For indoor, I'll bring out my heavy gear which is my Canon 7D with 70-200mm f2.8 lens. My photographic skills are still very amateurish so it's an exciting learning journey for me.
I also enjoy listening to audiobooks while driving and I bought most of my audiobooks from Audible.com."
Ms Germaine Angkasa, is a NCAP Level 2 coach who has tremendous love for the game both as a coach and a player. She has developed a keen sense for the game and proven herself to be an experienced coach. She is currently coaching Bukit Panjang Government High, CHIJ St Theresa Covent and Pioneer Junior College.
"I began coaching in 2008 at ACS International when my passion for coaching was discovered by Mr Justin Teh. As both a school and club player with various levels of achievement, I understand first hand, what it takes to be the best in Netball. Before being a full time coach, I understudied Mr Teh at Singapore Chinese Girls School during which I gained a valuable insight into the world of coaching, netball in specific.
My first achievement in coaching came just 1 year after I started coaching, claiming the Westzone B Division Championship with Bukit Panjang Goverment High. It was very memorable and I credit the success to a combination of hard work, good players and other elements that worked in our favor.
When I was a player in secondary school, I had the honor of achieving 3rd Runner up and Runner up in West Zone B Division in 2007 and 2008. At club level, I'm currently playing Goal Attack with Revive and we won the Championship for both Division 4 and Division 5 respectively in 2010 and 2011.
Besides coaching, which takes up a huge portion of my life, I indulge in the activies of everyday Singaporeans. I for one am a self confessed shopaholic with an addiction for shoes. Besides shopping, I love food hunting for various types and kinds of food around the Island. Besides Netball, I enjoy the game of Golf as well, hitting the driving range on a weekly basis. I also enjoy a good game of tennis on some occasions. All in all, I can be considered a very sporty person and that's why I've got really dark complexion!"
Ms Ethel Goh joined the company 3 years ago and has been actively coaching teams at the secondary level. She is also active in playing competitive netball. Currently at NCAP Level 1, she will be upgrading to NCAP level 2 in 2012 as part of her professional development. Currently coaching Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Sec and Holy Innocents' High Sec.
"I began coaching in 2009 when my passion for netball was revived . When I was a student in outram secondary in 2001, Mr Justin Teh was my netball coach . After my graduation, I ventured out for a few years before I realized that I miss having netball as part of my life . Despite those years I've lost, I persevered in picking up the sports again and I received a lot from my coach in terms of knowledge in netball and in life . That inspired me to teach netball not as just a CCA but to impart life skills as well as technical skills.
I received my first small achievement in 2011 at Kuo Chuan Presbyterian by getting into top 8 in south zone . That serve as a great motivation for me to scale and achieve greater heights in my coaching career. It was a monumental achievement this year in 2013 when KCPSS achieved 3rd for South Zone B Division, a first entry for the school since netball was inaugurated. This proves that hard work and dedication are keys to success.
Beside involving in coaching I also actively play in Revive netball as a player to further challenge my own limit . My greatest motivation is to see every individual improve in overall and that little touch to someone' life .
My hobbies other than playing netball and coaching are shopping , watching variety show and playing computer games."