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Coach Karim

Coach Karim the founder of  the Global Soccer Academy. Coach Karim emphasizes each player getting the maximum touches on the ball in order to improve his/her individual skill level. Karim began playing organized soccer at 7 years old, as a youth player with Belgian Premiere league outfit, SK Bereven. He later moved on to Vrasene and the Antwerp Soccer School where he received instruction from coaches trained in the Dutch style under Johan Crujiff.  He was selected for the Belgian National Selection at the U16 level. His first professional contract was with second division team Sint Niklase SK. Unfortunately injuries cut short Karim's professional career.  Coach Karim holds a masters degree in English and Dutch Literature and Linguistics from the University of Antwerp and studied acting in New York until he returned to his first love, soccer. He coached several youth travel teams as a volunteer before founding the GSA. 

Soccer teaching licenses include NJ YS State License, National E License, National D License, US Youth Soccer-National Youth License, NSCAA-Reading the Game,National Convention (’14-’15-’16), NSCAA-Reading the Game (Harrison, NJ ’13-‘15), System of Play (Harrison, NJ ’14 & ‘15), Level 6 Diploma , KNVB-Youth Coaching Series

Meet our Coaches

Coach Megan

Megan grew up in central Jersey and played soccer since she can remember. Eventually she played for multiple teams all season long. This included different teams for leagues in South Jersey and Centeral Jersey, many of which traveled for tournaments throught the year. Seasonally Megan played on a Dutch Total Soccer Futsal team who had come out as champions at the state level and finalists at the regional level. She also played on the Rutgers Preparatory School Varsity team as the starting keeper for 3 years. In her junior year, unrelated to soccer, Megan had to leave the game due to medical restrictions. Due to the injury she was advised by doctors to not play soccer any further thus putting a hault to her career as a player.

 

Around starting high school is when she expressed interest in becoming a coach. Megan was already assisting in goalkeeping focused curriculum and studying the Maartin Arts goalkeeping methods of training and observing trainings from many of the coaches at Dutch Total Soccer. This gave Megan a new understanding of the game, which she felt gave her an edge as a player. After recieving her E Certificate she continued as a trainer at Dutch Total Soccer for 6 years. 

 

Since Megan was advised to no longer play competitively she turned to focusing on her studies. Megan studied at Montclair State University for 3 years and graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Philosophy with a minor in Leadership Development. Shortly after she returned to playing soccer, she became a certified USSF Grade 8 Referee, and then naturally found her way back into coaching again. Megan hopes to use her knowledge and experiences while she was away from soccer to give her a new understanding and love for the game, which she believes will be to the benifit of the development of youth soccer players.

Coach David

Megan grew up in central Jersey and played soccer since she can remember. Eventually she played for multiple teams all season long. This included different teams for leagues in South Jersey and Centeral Jersey, many of which traveled for tournaments throught the year. Seasonally Megan played on a Dutch Total Soccer Futsal team who had come out as champions at the state level and finalists at the regional level. She also played on the Rutgers Preparatory School Varsity team as the starting keeper for 3 years. In her junior year, unrelated to soccer, Megan had to leave the game due to medical restrictions. Due to the injury she was advised by doctors to not play soccer any further thus putting a hault to her career as a player.

 

Around starting high school is when she expressed interest in becoming a coach. Megan was already assisting in goalkeeping focused curriculum and studying the Maartin Arts goalkeeping methods of training and observing trainings from many of the coaches at Dutch Total Soccer. This gave Megan a new understanding of the game, which she felt gave her an edge as a player. After recieving her E Certificate she continued as a trainer at Dutch Total Soccer for 6 years. 

 

Since Megan was advised to no longer play competitively she turned to focusing on her studies. Megan studied at Montclair State University for 3 years and graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Philosophy with a minor in Leadership Development. Shortly after she returned to playing soccer, she became a certified USSF Grade 8 Referee, and then naturally found her way back into coaching again. Megan hopes to use her knowledge and experiences while she was away from soccer to give her a new understanding and love for the game, which she believes will be to the benifit of the development of youth soccer players.

Coach Victoria

Megan grew up in central Jersey and played soccer since she can remember. Eventually she played for multiple teams all season long. This included different teams for leagues in South Jersey and Centeral Jersey, many of which traveled for tournaments throught the year. Seasonally Megan played on a Dutch Total Soccer Futsal team who had come out as champions at the state level and finalists at the regional level. She also played on the Rutgers Preparatory School Varsity team as the starting keeper for 3 years. In her junior year, unrelated to soccer, Megan had to leave the game due to medical restrictions. Due to the injury she was advised by doctors to not play soccer any further thus putting a hault to her career as a player.

 

Around starting high school is when she expressed interest in becoming a coach. Megan was already assisting in goalkeeping focused curriculum and studying the Maartin Arts goalkeeping methods of training and observing trainings from many of the coaches at Dutch Total Soccer. This gave Megan a new understanding of the game, which she felt gave her an edge as a player. After recieving her E Certificate she continued as a trainer at Dutch Total Soccer for 6 years. 

 

Since Megan was advised to no longer play competitively she turned to focusing on her studies. Megan studied at Montclair State University for 3 years and graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Philosophy with a minor in Leadership Development. Shortly after she returned to playing soccer, she became a certified USSF Grade 8 Referee, and then naturally found her way back into coaching again. Megan hopes to use her knowledge and experiences while she was away from soccer to give her a new understanding and love for the game, which she believes will be to the benifit of the development of youth soccer players.

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