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Director of Soccer Operations

Local Address:  Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States
Universal Soccer Academy
71 Ark Rd
Lumberton , New Jersey 08048
United States

Company Description: Universal Soccer Academy has been providing knowledge and training to the world of soccer since 2000. We have been improving the play of advanced soccer players and...   more

Employment History


  • Chadwick High School
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We want to give another special ... [cached]
We want to give another special thanks to our partner Universal Soccer Academy and James Galanis for their support of our team.
A special thanks to Universal Soccer Academy, our very respected Soccer Training Academy Partner and their Director James Galanis for placing Yurili on our squad for the NJ Wildcats 2014 season.
In addition to running a school for world class players like Carli Lloyd, Team USA, and many others including Yurili, Universal is a tremendous place to train for youth players. I encourage all of our youth players here at NJ Wildcats to supplement their training program here with James and Universal Soccer Academy. If you are not a NJ Wildcats youth player and play somewhere else we recommend you train with Universal which is a place to get world class training for your child, boy or girl. We will have several of our W-League players training with James and Yurili this summer as well.
A special thanks to Universal Soccer Academy, our very respected Soccer Training Academy Partner and their Director James Galanis for placing Laylla on our squad for the NJ Wildcats 2014 season.
Read this article below for more info about Universal Soccer Academy, James Galanis, and Laylla Da Cruz:
General Information - Universal Soccer Academy [cached]
All Programs are conducted by Universal Director, James Galanis. James is one of the leading coaches/trainers/mentors in the USA. James is the founder of Universal Soccer Academy and has provided specialized training to high level soccer players for over 10 Years.
Academy Staff - Universal Soccer Academy [cached]
James Galanis
Director of Soccer Operations James Galanis is considered one of the best coaches/teachers of soccer in the USA. For over a decade James has helped players of all ages and all levels excel at individual development, the game, and in life itself. His wisdom and methodology come from his own experiences in life and on the soccer field. James is an Australian native who made his professional soccer debut at the tender age of 15. He worked under various high-level coaches including world soccer legend Ferenc Puskas and he played in Australia's National Competition for three years, spending the majority of his career competing in the Victorian Second Division. After a successful senior playing career, James arrived in the United States where he began evaluating soccer as a profession. James identified that there were no training programs that specialized in training and preparing players seeking to play at the highest level. James began to instruct players seeking to play at the highest level and quickly recognized his ability to create an environment that helped these students excel at a rapid pace. The idea of creating an academy that would specialize in training soccer players who are seeking to play professionally was born. In 2000 Galanis, founded Universal Soccer Academy: an academy focused on high-level and professional development through both classes and on the field training.
In 2002, James expanded the Academy and took his priceless knowledge and training methods to South America. James launched Universal Argentina located in the providence of Cordoba. Today, Universal Argentina is respected for producing players who have gone on to represent Argentinean national teams and players that are playing in Argentina's top divisions. In 2010, James was appointed Head Coach of the Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). The Atlanta Beat has turned to James' player development methods as it looks towards James to build a young team that will dominate WPS soccer in the future. James is a specialist in player development. He thrives on helping young players achieve their goals and find their dreams. James is a first class role model for all young players and a true teacher of the game. James remains a student of the game and continues to work tirelessly for all Universal Soccer Academy students.
James Galanis Director of Soccer Operations
Educational Seminars - Universal Soccer Academy [cached]
Join James Galanis as he outlines with great detail the Characteristics of a Champion. This seminar has been instrumental in the mental transformation of players of all levels.
James Galanis will take you through the career of his prized pupil and Olympic Gold Medalist Carli Lloyd. Galanis has been working with Lloyd for over a decade and has been instrumental in her success.
Galanis will share this inspiring and motivating story with you.
James Galanis
Director of Universal Soccer Academy and one of the best Coaches/Mentors in the USA. His philosophy has transformed the lives of hundreds of students and helped them achieve their dreams and goals. His philosophies of soccer and of life will inspire and totally transform your thinking.
Galanis Blog: The Fuel - Universal Soccer Academy [cached]
James Galanis Director of Soccer Operations Universal Soccer Academy
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