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Director of Soccer Operations

Phone: (609) ***-****  
Local Address:  New Jersey , 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
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  • Chadwick High School
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We want to give another special ...
www.njwildcats.com, 21 Dec 2015 [cached]
We want to give another special thanks to our partner Universal Soccer Academy and James Galanis for their support of our team.
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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.
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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:
Academy Staff - Universal Soccer Academy
www.universalsocceracademy.com, 15 Oct 2015 [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.
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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.
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James Galanis Director of Soccer Operations
James ...
www.medfordstrikers.com, 31 July 2015 [cached]
James Galanis
Technical Director
609-254-0335
info@medfordstrikers.com
Women's Professional Soccer :: Atlanta Beat :: Coaching Staff
www.womensprosoccer.com, 24 April 2012 [cached]
JAMES GALANIS HEAD COACH
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James Galanis
James Galanis 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.
Through his experience in the Second Division, Galanis became a thinker of the sport and laid a strong foundation for his tactical perspective of the game. He faced opponents such as national teams from Germany, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Italy, England, Chile, Uruguay and many others.
At age 27, Galanis arrived in the United States where he began evaluating soccer as a profession. He recognized his ability to create an ideal environment as a natural teacher of the game, and after working at Smart Soccer and MLS Camps, he decided to become a more serious coach.
Galanis founded Universal Soccer Academy which he based on a personal dream to build an academy focused on high-level and professional development through both classes and training, with training consisting of technical skills, tactical awareness, physical power, mental toughness and character.
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As Director and Program Designer for Universal Argentina, which in 2000 began operation in Cordoba, Galanis designed a training regimen tailored to producing elite Argentinean players. The academy is renowned for producing players who have gone on to represent Argentinean national teams. Galanis was also appointed Club Director for Medford Striker Soccer Club while he was building Universal Soccer. Medford has an amazing history having won 22 State Cup Championships. Since that appointment, Galanis transformed Medford Strikers into a club that boht accepts only serious soccer players and gains recognition for the dynamic and educated football they play.
Growing up in Australia, Galanis also studied Karate for over 15 years. He was nationally ranked and credits karate for teaching him the mental toughness to never give up and to fight to the end.
James ...
www.universalsocceracademy.com, 15 Oct 2015 [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.
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