To inspire, educate and empower promising young players to reach their full potential on and off the field.
To develop a world class player progression system.
The Next Gen culture can best be described in two phrases:
- Next Gen genuinely cares about the best interests of the players
- Next Gen takes a very professional approach to our work
- Next Gen believe in holistic approach to player development
- Next Gen are committed to contributing to growth of the game in U.S.
- As educators of youth, Next Gen realize the responsibility and seriousness of our work
- At the same time we strive to create inspirational learning environments that are both challenging and enjoyable.
- P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence)
- T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More)
TONY WILLIAMS - DIRECTOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
- USSF A License & NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with Distinction.
- 25 years experience in developing programs that inspire positive youth development through Soccer.
- Directed Centers of Excellence for professional soccer clubs that developed many young players now playing professionally and Internationally in Europe and U.S.
- Founded the Starfinder Foundation to develop leadership through soccer programs for underserved youth.
- Founder of The Urban Soccer Collaborative bringing together organizations to impact social change through soccer across U.S.
- Represented FIFA’s Football for Hope Program in U.S and Internationally
- Former USSF National Scout
- Previously EDP Executive Director of Youth Development and TIP Program Director.
JEFF BOOKMAN - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
- UEFA “A” Licensed Coach
- 12 years Chelsea FC U/13 Academy Head Coach & Head of International Technical Youth Development
- Played 8 years at Arsenal & Chelsea, Youth & Reserve Team levels.
- Captain England schoolboys International U/18 team.
- Qualified coach educator levels 1 & 2 with the English FA
- Founder coach of The David Beckham Academy in London.
- Founder member of Inside Soccer.com
- Former Technical Director EDP /MSSL Youth Development program
KEVIN McCARTHY – DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE PROGRAMMING
- Former Head Coach at Columbia University
- Coached both Men's and Women's teams to Ivy League titles
- Awarded NSCAA Coach of the Year
- Played in NCAA College Cup Final Four, US Open Cup & US Amateur Cup
- Founder/Director of NYC Soccer Academy
- Qualified teacher in English, History and American Studies
- Lectured in Peak Performance and Core Values at Fordham M.B.A
SCOTT MIDDLEMASS – REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - SOUTH JERSEY
- Former professional player spanning 12 years and 3 different continents
- NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
- 16 years experience in the US as both a Technical Director and Director of Coaching.
- Former USL Super Y ODP staff member
- Previously EDP/MSSL Regional Director for South Jersey
Sam Gough - Director of Educational Development
BA Sports Science De Montfort University UK
MA in Secondary Education Loughborough University UK
MA in Educational Leadership Kean University
Excellence in Education Award: Teacher of the Year 2006
Fully Certified FA & USSF coach
MLS (NY/NJ Metrostars) camps coach of the year 2001
Founder of Grass Roots Soccer
Lecturer in optimal performance at various institutions across NJ
MLS camps assistant regional manager for NJ