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Coaching Excellence at Universal Soccer Academy πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«βš½πŸŒŸ

Highly Qualified Coaches: Our coaches are not only highly qualified but also bring extensive experience as players and coaches to the academy. πŸ“šβš½πŸ†

Continuous Training: Coaches undergo continuous training through the academy's year-round coaching school to ensure they are knowledgeable about the academy's coaching values, curriculum, and teaching goals. πŸ“†πŸ“šπŸŽ“

Passion for Success: All of the staff coaches are passionate about helping students succeed both on and off the field. Their dedication ensures that each player receives the best possible guidance and mentorship. 🀝πŸ”₯πŸ†

With our dedicated and well-qualified coaching team, we are committed to providing the highest level of coaching and mentorship to help our students thrive in their soccer journey and beyond. βš½πŸŒŸπŸ“š

James Galanis
President, Director of Soccer Operations

James Galanis has a wealth of experience and expertise in soccer coaching and development. His approach is centered around helping players improve their skills and reach their full potential, whether at the youth, college, or professional level. He strongly focuses on player development and is committed to helping players progress and succeed in the sport. πŸ“šπŸ”₯πŸ₯‡

Throughout his career, James has worked with a wide range of players and teams, including National Teams Players, World Cup Champions, and Olympic Gold Medalists. He has a proven track record of success and is widely recognized as a leader in the world of soccer. His extensive experience and knowledge make him a valuable resource for players, coaches, clubs, and associations. πŸŒŽπŸ†πŸŒŸ

As the president and director of soccer operations, James is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program and ensuring that players have the resources and support they need to succeed. He works closely with coaches and players to develop curriculums and training programs that help them improve and reach their goals. πŸ“ŠπŸ“‹πŸ’ͺ

James has held various positions throughout his career, including national training center director at US Soccer, head coach of the Atlanta Beat, technical director of the prestigious Medford Strikers Soccer Club, and Director of Technical Development for the state association, New Jersey Youth Soccer. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβš½πŸ™οΈ

James is passionate about soccer and is dedicated to helping players and teams achieve their full potential. He is committed to providing the best possible coaching and development opportunities through Universal Soccer Academy. ⚽πŸ”₯🌟

Universal Soccer Academy Coaching Staff

Our dedicated player development specialists bring a wealth of experience and passion to Universal Soccer Academy, ensuring that students of all ages receive the guidance and mentorship they need to excel in the world of soccer. βš½πŸ†πŸ‘


Cedric Konan βš½πŸŒŸ

Position: Youth Development Specialist

Experience: Cedric Konan is another youth development specialist at the academy. He joined the academy as a student when he was 14 and spent five years in the program before returning as an aspiring coach in 2017. πŸŽ“πŸ‘Ÿ

Responsibilities: Cedric is an Individual Training Specialist who specializes in improving players, preparing them to join our high-level training programs. Cedric's unique journey from a student to a coach at Universal Soccer Academy reflects his dedication and commitment to the development of young talents in the world of soccer. βš½πŸ‘πŸŒŸ


Moussa Issa

Position: Sr. Youth Development Specialist

Experience: Moussa Issa is the senior youth development specialist at the academy and has been working with Universal Soccer Academy for 10 years. πŸ†πŸ“…

Responsibilities: He leads the youth development programs and oversees the development of students ages 9 to 18. πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©


Carl Hymes

Position: Youth Development Specialist

Experience: Carl Hymes is a youth development specialist at the academy and has been working there since 2000. πŸ†πŸ“…

Contributions: During this time, he has played a crucial role in developing students of all ages and levels. πŸŒŸπŸ”§

Administration Staff


Laura Dolhansky πŸŒŸπŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό

Position: Academy General Manager

Role: Laura Dolhansky plays a pivotal role in the daily operations of the academy. πŸŸοΈπŸ“…

Responsibilities: As the general manager, she is responsible for providing excellent service in all areas of communication and management. πŸ“žπŸ“‹πŸ’Ό

Laura's dedication and commitment ensure the smooth functioning of Universal Soccer Academy, fostering a positive environment for players, coaches, and staff alike. βš½πŸ‘πŸŒŸ


Pauline Bicking πŸ“’πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό

Position: Communications Manager

Experience: Pauline Bicking has been working at Universal Soccer Academy for 5 years. πŸ†πŸ“…

Responsibilities: As the Communications Manager, Pauline is responsible for facilitating and managing all communication between students and coaching staff, ensuring effective and transparent interaction within the academy. πŸ“žπŸ“‹πŸ—£οΈ

Pauline's experience and dedication contribute to maintaining a cohesive and well-informed community within Universal Soccer Academy. Her role is pivotal in fostering effective communication channels for everyone involved. βš½πŸ‘πŸŒŸ


Janine Senese πŸ“ŠπŸ’ΌπŸ“±

Position: Marketing Officer

Experience: Janine Senese has been with Universal Soccer Academy since 2016. πŸ†πŸ“…

Responsibilities: As the Marketing Officer, Janine is responsible for managing the marketing aspects of the academy through her company, Janine Senese Design. She oversees our website, social media presence, and marketing campaigns for all our programs, ensuring our message reaches our target audience effectively. πŸŒπŸ“²πŸ“ˆ

Janine's expertise and creativity play a crucial role in promoting Universal Soccer Academy and its programs, making sure we connect with aspiring soccer players and enthusiasts worldwide. βš½πŸ‘πŸŒŸ

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