Compton Soccer

Girls’ Soccer Preview: Compton

New coach Joseph Gaerttner is building from the ground up with Compton girls’ soccer. His training sessions have been focusing on the fundamentals while his team prepares for the start of the Moore League at Jordan on Dec. 7.

“I’ve been having them do dribbling, trapping and we haven’t really even shot much yet,” Gaerttner said. “I’ve also got them running a lot.”

Gaerttner has been teaching at Compton for 15 years, but this is his first year as the girls’ coach. He was the boys’ Junior Varsity coach from 2007-12 and the boys’ Varsity coach in 2013.

Compton has been conditioning for almost two months with a lot of sophomores and juniors, and Gaerttner is excited to be fielding more than one team this season.


JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.