ABOUT THE STAFF

Full Time Coaching Staff



Coach James Kavanagh - Company Director
Hails from: Liverpool, England
Favorite Team: EVERTON!
Years Coaching | Playing: 18 years | 30+ years

James grew up in the soccer crazy city of Liverpool in England, and has been playing the game since he could walk. He grew up playing for various clubs in the Liverpool area before studying at Liverpool University where he achieved a BSc Combined honors degree in Sports Science with an emphasis on Teaching and Coaching methodology.

Whilst at Liverpool University James played for the men's soccer team and was part of the university squad which won the BUSC national championship in 2000.

Whilst at University James coached youth players for Wigan Athletic FC of the English Premier League and visited the USA during summers to coach teams in America. He has coached in over 20 different States from East to West coast and has a wealth of experience working with players of all ages and abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc Combined Hons Degree - Sports Science, Teaching & Coaching
  • English F.A. Coaching License
  • USSF B Licence
  • NSCAA - Advanced National Diploma

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Coach Jack Curtin
Leaving behind the rain of: Liverpool, England
Favorite Team: EVERTON - Come on you blues!
Years Coaching | Playing: 11 years | 21 years

Jack has an extensive background in the game of soccer both playing and coaching. He is from Liverpool in the north west of England and has experience working in the academy of Premier League Clubs Liverpool F.C., Everton F.C. and West Bromwich Albion. 

Jack is a graduate of Liverpool John Moore’s University where he attained a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Science and Football, this is one of few football specific degrees in the world.

In addition to his experience coaching in England Jack has also spent several year’s coaching for competitive clubs in the US. He has previously worked as the Technical Director for Lee County Strikers, Florida and Director of Coaching for Marquette Academy, Michigan.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc (HONS) Sports Science Football (John Moore’s University, Liverpool)
  • English FA level 1 & 2
  • English FA Youth Module 1
  • USSF C license 
  • Prozone Video analysis 1&2

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Coach Jack Kelly
Hopes to emigrate from: Warwickshire, England
Favorite Team: Coventry City
Years Coaching | Playing: 6 years | 11 years

Jack is from a small town in Warwickshire and has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Performance and Coaching from the University of Northampton and a Foundation degree in Football Coaching and Performance from the University of South Wales.

While at the University of South Wales Jack worked with Cardiff City Football Club analyzing foundation stage teams and Coaching in the Youth Development Centre.

When he moved to the University of Northampton Jack started coaching with the University’s Football team achieving a league title in the BUCS National League.

Jack also worked with the Northamptonshire FA as their Futsal League Coordinator setting up and developing the counties only Futsal League.

Since leaving University Jack has worked with Coventry City Football Club coaching in the Clubs Development Centre and Talent ID programs, as well as a Performance Analyst in the clubs Youth Academy and First Team.

In addition to his degree in Sports Coaching, Jack also holds his Welsh F.A. coaching license. He is a hardworking coach with lots of experience and an extensive background coaching the game of soccer to players of all ages from 3 years old to adults.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc Sports Performance and Coaching (University of Northampton)
  • FD Football Coaching and Performance (University of South Wales)
  • FAW Coaching License (Level 1 & C Licence)
  • FAW Disability License
  • FA Futsal Level 1

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Coach Frazer Pringle
Kicked out of: London, England
Favorite Team: Arsenal FC
Years Coaching | Playing: 8 years | 19 years

Frazer is an experienced coach who has a varied coaching experience across football coaching and football analysis having learnt his skills through multiple professional football clubs.

Frazer has played football all his life and has played for UK based Pro-Direct Soccer academy and also Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

While studying a degree in football coaching at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Frazer was lectured and coached by Former Tottenham Hotspur First Team manager Chris Ramsey for 2 years as Frazer began to create his own personal coaching philosophy.

Frazer has developed an impressive coaching CV having coached football across various age groups from a young age, and noticeably at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. He has also contributed to the coaching process at English Football League sides MK Dons FC and Bristol Rovers FC by completing Performance Analysis positions within these clubs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • F.A. Level 1 Football Coaching
  • F.A. Level 2 Football Coaching
  • Foundation Degree in Football Coaching
  • BSc Hons Degree Performance Analysis (Football)

 

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Coach Helton Moura
Chanting "joga bonita" from: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Favorite Team: Cruzeiro EC
Years Coaching | Playing: 4 years | 18 years

Raised in the suburbs of Belo Horizonte, a big city in the heart of Brazil, Helton experienced all the developmental processes of a soccer player in his country. He played soccer and futsal and managed to reach the highest academy level on both sides. At the age of 17, Helton moved to the USA to play at the college level. Since the move to the sidelines, he has coached teams and led camps in the Midwest area, and now in California.

As a player, Helton played for the academies of Clube Atletico Mineiro and Olympico Club, in Brazil, two national references of soccer and futsal, respectively. Moving to USA, he played for Trinidad State College, CO, and Bethel College, IN, where he was name NSCAA All-American.

Combined with his playing time, Helton worked with the Bethel College camp, DaMarcus Beasley Camp and SWAP Futsal Academy, where he took a team to the National Futsal Tournament after an unprecedented Regional title.

Qualifications:

  • USSF F license
  • 2i Sports Brazil Coaching License

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Part-Time Staff

Our full-time coaching staff are supported by a group of exceptional part-time coaches. Our part-time coaches are high energy and outgoing individuals, that lead and assist coaching sessions at a variety of soccer programs throughout the year. Although not required, many of our part-time coaches are current or former athletes.

Interested in Joining our Team?

We are always on the lookout for exceptional part-time and full-time coaching staff. All staff must love working with kids, be reliable, and energetic, and pass a criminal background check. To apply for positions with our organization, please see below.
  • Full-time non-OPT coaches, please send a resume and cover letter to james@visionsoccertraining.com to be considered for full-time coaching roles.
  • OPT staff, please review our OPT page
  • Part-time staff - please read through the part-time coaching description on the Part-time staff page.
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