The Americans Soccer Club is home to some of the best & brightest youth soccer coaches around. Our diverse team takes their experiences from all of the world to help enlighten ASC players. See our list of experienced coaches, their credentials, coaching philosophies, and more.
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Director of Coaching, B11 Premier (NCSA), G15 Select (EDP), G14 Premier (NCSA), G13 Select (NCSA)
Born Shrewsbury, England. A dual citizen US/UK
Represented Aston Villa & Manchester City Youth Academies, played for Liverpool University.
Holds FA, USSF & NSCAA coaching qualifications, Masters degree in Education, combined bachelors degree in Health and Sport Science.
Coached nationally ranked Americans SC teams, Assistant coach for Montclair State University Women’s team in consecutive years qualified for the NCAA National Tournament.
I have a holistic approach to all round player development. A development program where players can learn in an environment free from pressure of outcome, but a focus on process and performance. I encourage a mindset where a player is open to making mistakes and learning from those experiences
B11 Select (NCSA), B08 Select (playing B09 NCSA), G10 Select (EDP), G10 Premier (NCSA), Young Americans Coordinator
Born in Quito, Ecuador.
Holds USSF License & United Soccer Coaches National Coaching Diploma, Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy, currently enrolled in a Masters degree in Special Education, bachelor’s degree in Biology, and Minor in Psychology.
Bryan began playing competitive soccer in Ecuador youth academies before playing Highschool soccer. While focusing on his studies during College, Bryan became an assistant coach for NJ Crush FC.
Bryan is the current Managing Director of Elite Soccer Academy (ESA) and has over 10 years of coaching experience training multiple-level travel youth teams. Bryan has coached multiple American SC teams; winning multiple flight divisions among different age groups in NCSA and EDP.
“To help develop soccer players in a nurturing safe environment while helping them achieve success on and off the field. It is important to me that my players feel safe practicing their soccer skills and making mistakes. Soccer is more than winning or losing, I want my players to learn life lessons from playing the sport we love. I am a responsible, caring, and involved coach that puts players first and motivates them to help them achieve their individual goals.”
B10 Select (EDP), B10 Premier (NCSA)
G14 Select (EDP)
Born and raised in New City, New York, Nick began playing competitive soccer in high school when he went to Don Bosco Prep. After a few years of training, he was recruited to play at St. Thomas Aquinas college where he became captain and helped lead the team to a top 6 ranking in the North East Region. Shortly after playing college, Nick quickly grew a passion for coaching.
“Coach your team to the strength of its players. I believe every kid stands a chance to grow as a person and an athlete through the game of soccer. My goal is to create a strong foundation for his players while providing them with unique opportunities and experiences along the way.”
B12 Premier (NCSA), B09 Premier (NCSA)
I have been involved in Youth Soccer and Sports Coaching now for many years. I graduated with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Liverpool John Moores University and went on to complete my masters in Education, becoming a Physical Education teacher.
I taught Physical Education in the UK full time for nearly 10 years, which allowed me to work with girls and boys aged between 10 – 16 years. Over this time I ran the school soccer program as well as leading the local district and county program, which involved working with the best soccer players in the region, some of which went on to playing in the professional game.
Since June 2011 I have been involved in residential summer camping and from September 2014 I held the role of Camp Director at residential summer camp in Pittsburgh. This specifically involved designing and leading an active program for up to 250 children and approximately 120 staff members.
I have a huge passion for Soccer, having played and coached for the majority of my life. If we end up chatting you’ll no doubt get to hear about my love for Newcastle United, a huge soccer team in the English Premier League!”
“My personal coaching philosophy is rooted in the development of all players, technically and tactically as well as strongly focusing on social and emotional development within a strong team setting. I believe that providing a challenging and stimulating environment will allow players to reach their full potential, achieve success on the field and ultimately become life long soccer players for years to come”.
B15 Select (2009/2010, NCSA)
B13 Select (NCSA), G12 Select (NCSA), G12 Premier (NCSA), G11 Select (NCSA)
Player Development Academy Dalglish
Montclair State University
College Coaching Experience
Montclair State University Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach (D3)
Montclair State University Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach (D3)
College of Staten Island Women’s Soccer Associate Head Coach (D2)
St Thomas Aquinas Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach (D2)
Club Coaching Experience
NJ Crush FC – EDP League / USYS League / NPL League
Cedar Stars Academy – EDP League / USYS League
Parsippany Soccer Club – EDP League
Currently Hold USSF and NSCAA coaching qualifications
“I am a passionate and energetic coach that looks to develop the player both individually and within the team. I try to challenge and bring out the best athletically of each player. To me, this means that a coach cannot use a one-size fits all approach. We must be able to individualize the approach in how we train and support each player. Encourage comfort with the ball and the confidence to use this skill creatively. Players will spend a lot of time with the ball at their feet and master the elements of the game. As their strengths and awareness grows, I will ask them to use larger spaces, see more of the field and pass the ball to teammates, who are in better positions on the field.”
B10 (2013)- NCSA
Coach Steve Ryan is the former boys varsity coach at Northern Valley Demarest High School where his teams consistently challenged for league, county and state sectional titles. Following his coaching tenure at Demarest, Steve was inducted into the Bergen County Boys Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in 2014.
Coach Ryan is also the former assistant varsity coach at Immaculate Heart Academy where his teams won NJSIAA Parochial A State Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
From 2019 to 2021, Coach Ryan was the girls assistant varsity coach at Northern Valley Demarest High School during which time the team won league titles and advanced to both Bergen County and state sectional semi-finals. Coach Ryan was awarded the United Soccer Coaches High School National Assistant Coach of the Year for his work with the Demarest team in 2019.
Coach Ryan has extensive coaching experience in club soccer as well. He was a founding member of Vikings FC in 2000 which created a feeder program for Northern Valley Demarest High School. Since 2016, Coach Ryan has coached several teams in the Wyckoff Torpedoes soccer club, including the 2008 girls team which won the NJ State Cup in 2018 and 2019 and qualified for the USYS Eastern Regionals in 2019, 2021 and 2022.
Since 2009, Coach Ryan has been a National Staff Member of the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) where he has been a coach educator for the USC’s advanced courses helping to develop the coaching skills of both youth and college coaches. In 2020, Coach Ryan authored the association’s rewrite of their Advanced National course.
Since 1994, Coach Ryan has been a full-time biology teacher at Northern Valley Demarest High School where he has taught all levels of biology including the past 15 years as the school’s AP Biology teacher.
B09 Premier (NCSA), B08 Premier (NCSA), G09 Select (NCSA), G08 Select (NCSA), Young Americans
I am Patrick Trivino and have been playing the game since I was able to walk. Played 4 years varsity in high school as well 4 years in college. Once I graduated I started coaching in October 2009 and haven’t looked back. I look to create a fun and learning environment for my players while instilling discipline.
Goalkeeping Director, High School Coordinator, B12 Select (NCSA)
Youth level: Wyckoff Torpedoes
3 state championships: u13, u14 and u15
Won the Virginian A flight at u14
Won the Al Dorriety A Flight at u15
Attended Don Bosco Prep:
4 league championships
3 Parochial A State Championships
Awarded All-League, All-County and All-American Honors
Still hold the single season Shut-out record for the school
Still hold the most saves in a single game record.
Attended Fairfield University:
Runner up in the MAAC tournament in our 1st two seasons and qualified for the National Tournament
Don Bosco Prep: ’00-‘13
Head Assistant Varsity Coach/Head Goalkeeper Coach
Won 11 consecutive League Championships
Won 9 County Championships
Ramapo Highschool ’13-18
Head Assistant Varsity Coach/Head Goalkeeper Coach
Won 4 Consecutive County Championships
Won 1 State Championship
4 League Championships
1 Undefeated season (4th time in Bergan County history)
Northern Highlands Regional: ’18- present
Head Varsity Assistant/Head Goalkeeper Coach
1 Sectional State Championship
Past players have gone on to play at:
Seaton Hall, St. Peter’s University, Mullenburg, Lehigh, Lafayette, Northwestern, Manhattan, Fairfield, Loyola, Columbia, NYU, St. Joseph’s University, NJIT, Villanova, Princeton, Cambell University, Maryland, West Point. As well as the EPL, Bundesliga and current MLS players.
Holds USSF and NSCAA coaching credentials
Creating a fun, hard-working environment where the players will be able to succeed. Setting expectations for each individual player while also cultivating a highly team centric environment. Teaching young players within the game that both team dynamics as well as individual skill is the key to success both on and off the field. That your success is a direct result of how hard you work. There are many ways to be successful, not just in wins and losses. If the individual is successful within the team dynamic then the team will be successful and the wins will take care of themselves.