Lee Kellett - Director of Youth Soccer


Hometown: Preston, England
Favorite Team: Manchester United

Qualifications:
USSF A & B License
UEFA B License
USC Advanced National Diploma, Pass with Distinction
FA Goalkeeping Level 2, Pass with Excellence
FA Coaching Level 1 & 2
FA Coaching Futsal Course
FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course
Coerver Coaching Diploma
USC Director of Coaching Diploma
Vision Training License

Key Coaching Experiences:
Co-founded Academy 11 Ghana based in Accra, Ghana
Coaching for Conservation program in Botswana, Africa
Tampa Bay United US Development Academy U14 Coach
Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach SUNY Maritime College

Anthony Brockbank
 - Assistant Director of Youth Soccer


Hometown: Preston, England
Favorite Team: Enjoys watching all teams

Qualifications:
UEFA B License
USC Premier Diploma, Pass with Distinction
USC Director of Coaching Diploma
FA Youth Module 1 & 2
FA Goalkeeping Level 2
FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course
Ajax Amsterdam Coaching Course
Vision Training License

Key Coaching Experiences:
Co-founded Academy 11 Ghana based in Accra, Ghana
AC Milan Academy, Australia, Coach
Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach SUNY Maritime College
SC Gjøa 'Coach of the Year' 2019, 2022

Kaha Tavadze


Hometown: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Favorite Team: Bayern Munich

Qualifications:
USSF B License
UEFA C License
Master in High-Performance Football
Tovo Methodology Diploma
USC Sports Psychology and Individual Mental Skills Diploma
Vision Training License
Hub Soccer Differential Learning System Level 1, Soccer Analyst Level 1 & 2

Key Coaching Experiences:
Eastchester Youth Soccer Youth Coach
Modern School of Soccer Youth Coach
Tbilisi Dinamo Youth Coach
SC Gjøa 'Coach of the Year' 2020, 2024

Marcio Fernandes


Hometown: Jamaica, Queens
Favorite Team: FC Porto

Qualifications:
USSF C License
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education
Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration

Key Coaching Experiences:
John Jay College Assistant Coach
NYCFC Youth Coach
NYAC Men’s NPSL Team Assistant Coach
SC Gjøa 'Coach of the Year' 2023

Alaa ElGarhy 'AG'


Hometown: Cairo Egypt
Favorite Team: Al Ahly and Barcelona

Qualifications:
USSF D License
USSF 11v11, 9v9 & 7v7 Grassroots Courses

Key Coaching/Playing Experiences:
Street Children World Cup, Egyptian National Team Coach
Philadelphia Union Youth Coach
Former Professional Player in Egypt
Represented Egypt National Team at Youth Level

Bishon Williams


Hometown: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Favorite Team: Manchester United, Real Madrid & SVGMNT

Qualifications:
CONCACAF C License
CONCACAF D License
Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course
SVGFF & Fifa Grassroots Futsal Course

Key Coaching Experiences:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Men's National Team Assistant Coach
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines U14/U15/U17/U20 Head Coach
Troumaca Ontario High School Soccer Coordinator
North Leeward Predators FC Head Coach

Colman Cassidy


Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Team: Liverpool

Qualifications:
USSF 11v11, 9v9 & 7v7 Grassroots Courses
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Key Coaching/Playing Experiences:
Gjøa Youth Soccer Player from U8-U19
Captain at SUNY Purchase College
Skyline First Team All-Conference Player
Manager of Operations including all soccer programs at Camp Onas

Adriano Varnier - Goalkeeper Coach


Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Favorite Team: Udinese

Key Coaching & Playing Experiences:
Former Professional Goalkeeper at Boavista, West Ham United, Udinese
Academy GK coach at Boavista and West Ham United
Founder of GLOBO Sports Management

John Tucker - Director of Operations


Hometown: Detroit, MI
Favorite teams: US Men’s and Women’s National Teams

Qualifications:
USSF D License
ENYRA Referee
Gjøa Youth Soccer Administrative Volunteer 2007-2017
AYSO Volunteer Coach and Referee 2004-2017
78 Youth Sports Volunteer Coach 2004-2015
Owner/GM of Rose Water 2000-2019

Jimmy Svendsen - Youth Athletic Director


Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite teams US Men’s and Women’s National Teams, NYCFC, Norway Men's and Women's National Teams

Qualifications:
Gjøa Youth Soccer Coach, Administrator, and Board Member since 1985
Gjøa Life Member - 2008
Gjøa Hall of Fame - inducted 2016
CJSL Board Member since 1986
CJSL Hall of Fame - inducted 2013
CJSL Life Member - 2005
ENYYSA Board Member 1996 - 1998, 2019 - present
ENYYSA Hall of Fame - inducted 2017
Scandinavian Sports Club - The Vikings Coach 1980 - 1985