The St. James Soccer Academy

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The St. James Youth Academy aligns with the Center for Soccer Excellence's mission, vision and overarching goal to inspire and empower athletes to pursue their passion for soccer while engaged in innovative individual and team-based learning experiences that maximize potential.

Through annualized training, education and competition, student-athletes who participate in The St. James Youth Academy will learn, play and compete in a connected experience that provides pathways to college, professional and international opportunities. The goal is to make youth soccer player development a measurable and educationally-meaningful experience for the child and his/her family, with a deliberate focus on "learning by doing" and holistic training, mentorship and competition.

Academy teams that will compete as part of The St. James Center for Soccer Excellence will be formed in the 10U-16U age groups for boys and girls. Players will be evaluated and selected to teams by TSJCSE technical staff, and offered roster places on a rolling basis throughout player identification events in March 2019. These events will be held at The St. James on the dates and times listed below.

4/13/19
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
10U & 12U, Boys & Girls
The St. James Field House
4/13/19
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
14U & 16U, Boys & Girls
The St. James Field House
5/11/19
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
10U & 12U, Boys & Girls
The St. James Field House
5/11/19
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
14U & 16U, Boys & Girls
The St. James Field House
5/18/19
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
10U & 12U, Boys & Girls
The St. James Field House
5/18/19
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
14U & 16U, Boys & Girls
The St. James Field House
Center for Soccer Excellence Technical Team
Director of Soccer
Doug Homer, MA
Doug joins The St. James’ management team as its Director of Soccer with more than 25 years of soccer expertise in working with businesses, charities and youth organizations in the American market. He spent the past two years as Chief Advancement Officer for Next Gen USA, a youth development company based in New Jersey that provides innovative soccer education programs. USSF A and USC Advanced National License, and Russian FA Level 1 Coaching Badge.
Director of Player Development & Parent Engagement
Bruce Murray
Former U.S. Men's National Team star & U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee; Works primarily with strikers and forwards; USSF B License
  • 20+ years coaching experience
  • 2-time 1st Time All-America
  • Hermann Trophy Winner
  • U.S. Men's Soccer National Team
  • 1988 U.S. Men's Soccer Olympic Team
  • 2-time NCAA National Champion
  • Millwall Pro Player, English Championship
  • FC Luzern, Swiss Pro 1st Division
Academy Director
Karen Kelser
Former Marymount University Women's Head Coach & National Coaching Instructor; Works primarily with midfielders; USSF A License
  • 25+ years coaching experience
  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots Coaching Education Instructor
  • U.S. Soccer A, Grassroots & National Youth Licenses
  • USC Advanced National License
  • U.S. Futsal Levels 1 & 2 Badges
  • Dutch KNVB Youth Diploma
  • Regional Director, Coerver Coaching Virginia
  • BS Exercise Science, George Washington
  • George Washington University, NCAA DI player
Strength and Conditioning Director
Myron Flowers, BA, NSCA, NASM
  • Professional football player, Canadian Football League (Montreal & British Columbia)
  • Collegiate football player (Captain), North Carolina Central University
  • 23+ years experience in the fitness and performance field
Contact

For more information, please contact us:

+1-703-239-6913