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Get To Know Your Trainers


COACH JACOB - "I am from Columbus, Ohio. "

COACH MATTHEW H - "I am from Fort Lee,NJ and what I love about it is how close I am to the city and the diversity. My family though is from Barranquilla/Medellin, Colombia"

COACH CRIS - "I was born in Lima, Peru and lived there for 4 years.  I was raised in Clifton, NJ. I like the diversity within the community and the shared passion for soccer"

COACH SMAIL - "I am originally from Algeria.  In 2002 I moved to Paris, France".  

COACH COURTNEY - "I am from Oradell, New Jersey".

COACH KIM - "I am from Newark, New Jersey".

COACH ADAM - "I am originally from Jefferson Township, here is New Jersey".


COACH CRYSTAL - "I have been playing soccer since Freshman year of High school in 2013. I Played as an outside midfielder at Passaic County Technical Institute , where I was selected Second Team All-American (‘15-16) as a Junior and was a Senior captain. Now, currently enrolled and a part of the New Jersey City University Women’s Soccer team , I am a Center Defensive/Offensive Midfielder going into my Senior Year of College. "

COACH ADAM - "I played soccer whole life and still train, playing for Jefferson Township Highschool, Mount Olive Thunder and went on to play for four years at Fairleigh Dickinson University"

COACH COURTNEY - "I played high school soccer at River Dell High School in Oradell, NJ where I was First Team All County, All League, and all Suburban all four years and led Bergen County in goals my senior season with 34. Tabbed to the All-North Jersey First Team in 2007.   I continued my soccer career at Monmouth University and received First Team All Conference as a midfielder in 2009 and 2011".

Favorite team:

COACH ANTHONY - "My favorite team is Barcelona.  I like their playing style and watching Messi!"

COACH VINCENT - "My favorite team is Arsenal"

COACH CRIS - "My favorite team is Manchester United because of the historic culture and determination they show as a club and the development of great players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo"

COACH MARK - "My favorite team is Arsenal.  I have been a fan for over 50 years!  I first saw them play against Leeds United in the 1970's".  

Favorite Player:

COACH LEO - "My favorite player is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  I love how no matter where he goes or whatever the situation he's presented with, he carries his values with him.  Not to mention his spectacular style of pla and acrobatic finishing." 

COACH DANIEL - "I have a tie for a favorite player (probably cliche), but my two favorites are Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham. For Cristiano Ronaldo, his actions speak for him. His confidence and work ethic, coupled with his sheer talent, ability, and vision make him a once in a generation play. He is one of the most exciting players I have ever watched. As for David Beckham, I was always enamored with his style of play. His distributions were pinpoint, his set-pieces were lethal, and I always loved watching him play. As a kid, he was one of the players that I aspired to be like. As an adult, I have gained a deeper respect for both players, for their philanthropic roles in their communities. To me, that is equally as important"

COACH DYLAN - "I have two favorite players too.  Ronaldinho (favorite soccer player from the past) for his approach to the game and the joy he had while playing it putting smiles on everyone's face. Fikayo Tomori (Current) we play the same position and I've been told I play like him."

COACH SMAIL - "My favorite soccer player is Maradona".  

Favorite GAME:

COACH MARK - "One of my favorite games was going to Highbury to watch Arsenal play their North London rivals Spurs with my dad in 1988.  I had become met Michael Thomas and David Rocastle were guests of Mickey for this game.  It was great to be in the crowd to watch Arsenal win 2-0 and to see Mickey score the second goal.  After the game we headed to the Players Lounge to meet the team and to chat with them about the game.


Another favorite was when I was a guest of Ron Atkinson who was the manager of Manchester United.  In 1985 he invited me to Old Trafford, and I had already met the players at their training ground.  He knew I was an Arsenal fan so that was the game I watched,  Manchester United were riding high in the English First Division, leading the flight, with a record of just 2 losses in their first 21 games and were unbeaten at Old Trafford through 11 games (it was 19 games unbeaten at home including the last 8 games of the previous season).  Of course, Arsenal upset the odds and a Charlie Nicholas goal won them the game.  Ron joked that he would never invite me to Old Trafford again!!"

COACH CRIS - "My favorite game I have watched is Inter Milan vs Barcelona 2010 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League because of the vast difference in styles of play between both teams and how Inter was able to beat one of the best teams in the world with a man down"

COACH MATTHEW H - "My favorite game that I watched was probably attending the Copa America final @ MetLife stadium in 2016 because it was the biggest game I ever attended and also came down to penalty shoot out where Messi missed horribly!"

COACH ADAM - "My favorite game was went I went to St. James Park, to watch Newcastle host Aston Villa.  The atmosphere was incredible!"

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