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Technical Director

Medford Strikers Soccer Club
Ark Road Soccer Complex 71 Ark Road
Lumberton, New Jersey 08048
United States

Company Description: Medford Strikers Soccer Club is located in Medford New Jersey. Having won 22 State Cup Championships, our club has a rich history in developing some of the best...   more
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  • Chadwick High School
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Medford Strikers Soccer Club
www.medfordstrikers.com, 15 Jan 2014 [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.
Medford Strikers Soccer Club
www.medfordstrikers.com, 15 Jan 2014 [cached]
Our club is under the direction of our Technical Director James Galanis and his accomplished staff from Universal Soccer Academy. James is the creator of our Team Development Program, and has consistently produced nationally ranked teams, Olympic Developmental Players and National Team Players. James Galanis has been working with Medford Strikers teams for 15 years. In the spring of 2006 James was appointed Technical Director and introduced our Team Development Program. This program focuses on developing exceptional soccer players and teams that compete at the national level. James is recognized as one of the leading trainers/coaches of soccer players in the USA.
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James is the founder and Director of Universal Soccer Academy, which is recognized globally as one the best soccer academies in the USA; producing National Team players at all levels, MLS players and professional players playing abroad in Europe. The Medford Strikers coaching staff is placed through our in house coaching program.
Academy Staff - Universal Soccer Academy
www.universalsocceracademy.com, 1 July 2013 [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.
Medford Strikers Soccer Club
www.medfordstrikers.com, 15 Jan 2014 [cached]
James Galanis Technical Director
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