What does a session with an Ignite coach involve?
We have a modern philosophy at Ignite Soccer, having years of research and experience behind us. We believe we know what it takes to progress young players, not just on the pitch, but away from it too. Soccer is a complex sport with many factors aiding to success, that is why we work on every area that a player needs to get to the next level. Each hour long session will involve some aspects of technical, tactical, physical and psychological areas. We devise a unique training program for each individual based on their strengths and weaknesses. We will use our own evaluation methods, and contact your child's club coach to ensure we have the best information available to create a tailored individual program.
Below are the brief bios of our three founding coaches, who are based mainly in Florida and Michigan. However, we have a vast network of players and coaches built up during our North American careers. Wherever you live, we will do our best to accomodate your needs, whether that's passing your information on to our vast network, or finding you a local specially trained Ignite coach. So get in touch today, to find out how we can help.
An English born-American citizen, Joe learnt his trade as a youngster playing for the mighty Leeds United FC Academy. Joe also won an English Counties National Championship with West Riding County FA in 2007. Joe left England for the USA in the summer 2009 and represented both Limestone College and Florida Institute of Technology in NCAA Division II.
In his time as a collegiate player, Joe became a veteran-journeyman of the PDL after playing summers with the West Virginia Chaos, Indiana Invaders, Mississippi Brilla & most recently captaining the Panama City Beach pirates in 2014. Joe graduated from Florida Tech in 2014 with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Sustainability.
Joe currently holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and English FA Level 2 coaching licenses. He has just completed his first full season of collegiate and club soccer coaching in Mobile, Alabama. Joe was an assistant coach for University of Mobile Rams who won the SSAC regular season conference and made it to the NAIA Elite 8 at the national tournament, finishing the season ranked #6 in the nation. While in Mobile, Joe also coached at Daphne Strike Soccer Club, where he won the U17 DII Alabama State Cup as head coach of the U17 Boys team.
A native of Victoria, Australia, Nick has been an assistant coach at Florida Institute of Technology for three years. Nick played at Florida Tech for three seasons prior to this, where he gained various playing honors, such as being named to the NSCAA All-South Region Second Team and the All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team. Before transferring to Florida Tech, Nick attended Lees-McRae College (North Carolina) in 2008. Nick also had great success here, recording five game-winning goals, leading Lees-McRae to an NCAA tournament sweet 16 appearance.
Nick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Florida Tech in 2011 & 2013.
Nick currently holds his NSCAA National Diploma and his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Nick also works with Space Coast United U18’s and Holy Trinity High School Varsity Boys Soccer team who finished the 2013/2014 season with a record of 21-2 and were crowned district champions.
An English born midfielder, Gary was an All Conference First team, All Region First Team and All American Honorable mention during his time with Florida Institute of Technology. Gary played for Forest City London in 2011 & 2012 where he was a key player in the year they won the PDL National Championship; he was also part of Michigan Bucks PDL National Championship winning side in 2014. Gary graduated from Florida Tech in 2012 with a BS Degree in Sports Management. Gary is currently playing for Semi-Professional side Concord Rangers in the Conference South. Concord retained the Essex Senior Cup this season and also made the First Round proper of the FA Cup (Pictured Left).
Gary is working towards his UEFA B coaching qualification; is the Head Coach of Concord Rangers U18’s and runs the Community Soccer Camps during school holidays. He has recently been appointed as the Director Concord Rangers Football Academy, a full-time soccer and education program for 16-18 year olds to practice everyday whilst gaining an extended high-school diploma.
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Tom Owens is an English native who moved to the United States in 2010, after playing eight years with Preston North End FC. Tom spent four years at Notre Dame College winning several different types of personal awards, such as NCAA All-American second team, All-Region First Team, And All-GLIAC First Team. Along with these accolades, Tom led his team to the NAIA National Final in 2010, while contributing as a full time starter as a freshmen. Tom also helped his team earn the Mountain East Conference title in 2013. He was named the team captain for Notre Dame College for both 2012 and 2013.
Along with his individual and team success with his college team, Tom has gained immense experience at the highest amateur level in the United States. Winning two North American Premier Developmental League (PDL) titles in 2012 and 2014 with two different organizations, FC London and the Michigan Bucks. He also served as team captain for his 2012 team. With his 2014 team, Tom was the lone goal scorer in the National Final giving the Bucks their second title in 9 years.
Recently, Tom has served as the Assistant coach at Notre Dame College and technical coach at Cleveland United Soccer Club. Along with the furthering of his education, Tom will be attending school for his Masters degree this fall. Tom will also be playing for the Michigan Bucks this summer.
|1 Hour Session||Cost|
|One on One||$30-40|
|2 Players||$20-30 Each|
|One on One (x5)||$150-175|
|2 Players (x5)||$100-125 Each|
We aren't in the business to make money (feel free to compare our prices), but we are in the business to help create an environment where young players feel comfortable to come and learn about the world's favourite sport.
*We are purely client focussed, and will do everything we can to suit your needs. If you would like us to work with more than two players, adapt the session length etc. please feel free to speak with one of our coaches.
**We understand that not everybody can afford expert training, and we do not want to hold back a child's potential just because they do not have the funds right now. Please get in touch if you feel you are in this position, and we will try our best to arrange a suitable payment plan that works for both parties.
Check here, to view all of our coaches' schedules, and find out when the best time is for you to ignite your soccer passion! Just click on the tabs at the bottom to choose your coach.