Experience matters. We carefully staff our camps with coaches, counselors and volunteers who embody the camp values of a safe, fun, social and competitive experience for players of all soccer abilities and interests. Alexandria Soccer has been hosting summer camps for a number of years and employs staff coaches who have been involved with coaching in camps for even longer. Our coaches have a unique ability to connect with players to motivate them as soccer players while creating a welcoming enviornment for campers to socialize and face challenges head-on.
Background checks | All Alexandria Soccer coaches go through a VYSA criminal background check prior to employment.
Will Hanna (Camp Director)
Coach Will has led the ASA summer camp program the last two years and brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasim to providing a top class camp experience for players of all abilities. He holds a USSF "B" license and the NSCAA National Diploma. In addition to his Camp Director role he is the Futsal Director of the Alexandria Futsal ID program and an age group head coach in the girls travel program. Prior to working with ASA, Will served as Director of Summer and Winter Programs at Jackson Futbol Club in Tennessee and was named 2012 NSCAA Tennessee State High School Girls Coach of the Year.
Coach Peja has been part of the summer camp program for two years coaching in the Day Camp, Advanced Day Camp and Advanced Evening Camps. He has an amazing ability to connect with the kids through his positive energy and understanding of the game. At ASA he also involved as an age group head coach in the girls travel program while holding his USSF "D" License. In addition to camps and travel soccer he has been involved with coaching in ASA training programs and the futsal program the past 2 years
Coach Grigor is very well respected in the youth soccer scene as he was awarded the Virginia State Coach of the Year in 2015 and our club Coach of the Year in 2014. On top of those accolades he is the clubs Academy Director, an age group head coach in the boys travel program and director of the clubs training programs. He holds the USSF "B" License and National Youth License.
Coach Liz helps create a fun and playful environment for kids each summer in our half day camps for the 5 and 6 year old campers. She has been involved with our summer camps the past two years and has an amazing passion for working with our youngest campers. As a P.E. teacher for a local ACPS middle school, Coach Liz specializes in teaching basic motor skills and body awareness by utilizing fun activities with and without the soccer ball. Coach Liz loves to bring energy to each class she leads and always gets the best hugs from campers!
Zoe has been working for Alexandria Summer Soccer camps for over 5 years. She first started as a Volunteer Coach in 2012 and has been working as a Camp Assistant Coach ever since. Her main role at camp has consisted of working with our youngest campers ages 5 - 8 leading activities and supervising check in procedures, and assisting head coaches. Zoe played soccer for Alexandria for 5 years and is currently playing collegiate soccer for Dartmouth College. Zoe's passions are soccer and staying fit and is looking forward to studying abroad in Europe next semester.
Johnatan started playing with ASA in 2009 as a U10 player and finished playing at U19. His opportunity to start coaching with Alexandria Soccer began in 2014 and he is now entering his fourth year of coaching. His role at camp varies from controlling his own station to getting involved with players. He recently graduated from T.C. Williams and is now studying at the College of William and Mary. After college, Johnatan plans to continue to follow his passion for soccer by furthering his coaching knowledge and become a more distinguished coach.
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