Our Coaching Team

SC Gjøa Youth Soccer Coaching Staff
 

Director of Youth Soccer - Lee Kellett

 

Hometown: Preston, England

 

Favorite Team: Manchester United

 

Qualifications:

  • USSF A 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 the Ghana Football Project 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

 

Assistant Director of Youth Soccer - Anthony Brockbank
 

Hometown: Preston, England
 

Favorite Team: Financially-limited teams that play a nice style
 

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B License (June 2019)
  • 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 the Ghana Football Project based in Accra, Ghana
  • AC Milan Academy, Australia, Coach
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach SUNY Maritime College

 

Staff Coaches

 

Tiago Miguel de Afonseca Valente
 

Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
 

Favorite Team: SL Benfica
 

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Athletic Training
  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sports
  • USSF D License
  • Vision Training License

Key Coaching Experiences

  • Belenenses CF Youth Coach
  • Sporting Lisbon CP Youth Coach

 

George Khubuluri
 

Hometown: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
 

Favorite Team: Chelsea FC
 

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B License
  • UEFA C License
  • USC National & Advanced National Diploma
  • TOPS Soccer Coaching Diploma
  • USC Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
  • Vision Training License

Key Coaching Experiences

  • Republic of Georgia U15 & U17 National Team player
  • New York Red Bulls Youth Coach
  • TS Academy of Tbilisi Youth Coach


Kaha Tavadze

Hometown: Georgia, Tbilisi
 

Favorite Team: Bayern Munich
 

Qualifications:

  • UEFA C License
  • USSF D License
  • USC Systems Of Play certificate
  • USC 4v4 Diploma
  • Technical Development of the Competitive Player - Diploma
  • NFHS United Soccer Coaches Professional Development - Certificate
  • Vision Training License

Key Coaching Experiences:

  • Eastchester Youth Soccer Youth Coach
  • Modern School of Soccer Youth Coach
  • Tbilisi Dinamo Youth Coach
  • 35th Football School and Academy Youth Coach

 

Goalkeeper Coaches


Dawid Ditrich
 

Hometown: Gdansk, Poland
 

Favorite Team: FC Barcelona, AC Milan
 

Qualifications:

  • USC Goalkeeper Level 1 Certification

Key Coaching/Playing Experiences:
 

  • Polish National Team GK - U15 to U17
  • D1 Stony Brook University GK (captain)
  • Lechia Gdansk GK - Poland (Academy and First Team)
  • FC Energie Cottbus GK - German Bundesliga Youth Academy (U-18)
  • Cesar Markovic Academy of Soccer GK Coach
  • Downtown United SC, GK Coach
  • CJSL GK Camps
  • SC Gjoa, Head of GK Training