Dear Soccer Friends,
I am excited to announce that I have decided to embark on a new soccer journey. I have created a holistic supplemental training environment that allows players to improve technically, build passion for the game and develop their unique personality on the field. This project is very exciting to me as it is a culmination of all the wonderful soccer experiences and influences that have made me the player and coach I am today. Soccer has exposed me to a multitude of experiences and afforded me the opportunity to attend an Ivy League institution, play professionally in France and Germany, travel the world, represent my country, and visit and observe some of the top clubs and players in the world.
I grew up in Harrington Park, NJ, a small town outside of NYC. I began playing soccer for our local recreational team at the age of six and immediately fell in love with the game. In Northern NJ, I was fortunate to be surrounded by fantastic coaches; former Olympic players and coaches, MLS players, and international superstars. I spent my summers training all day long with these coaches and hours playing in pickup games with them. It was in those pickup games that I saw the intricacies of the game up close. I felt the most alive in those environments and to this day feel those pickup games were my greatest learning environment.
I developed into a very unique and creative player, which ultimately opened up many doors for me. I was recruited to play at a multitude of universities but ultimately decided on Princeton. Education was extremely important to me and I knew that if I worked hard enough I could achieve great things as an athlete at Princeton. I was coached by a fantastic staff, which embraced my style and gave me the freedom to be me. I ultimately achieved the unthinkable. I became a First Team All-American, two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, the top point holder for Princeton soccer and led my team to an NCAA Final Four. Our run to the Final Four made us the only team to reach a Final Four in a 64-team tournament in all of Princeton University history. As a result of my successful career at Princeton I became a member of the U23 US National Team and from there I went on to play professionally abroad in the top leagues in Germany and France.
After playing professionally in Europe, I coached collegiately at Seton Hall and Princeton University. For the past eight years, I have spent countless hours recruiting, observing and coaching players at the youth and collegiate levels. What I have noticed more often than not is that players are not being trained in the technical and creative environments that I was fortunate enough to have experienced.
My program encourages players to maximize their potential, develop a high soccer IQ and allows players to embrace their true passion for the game. Our approach incorporates my international soccer experiences and influences so as to develop a broader and more in depth perspective of the game. I am extremely excited to have created this environment and look forward to seeing you at training.