Our Mission

To inspire, educate and empower promising young players to reach their full potential on and off the field.

Our Vision

To develop a world class player progression system.

Our Philosophy


Next Gen USA's organizational culture can best be described in two phrases:

“Compassionate Professionalism”

  • Next Gen USA genuinely cares about the best interests of the players
  • Next Gen USA takes a very professional approach to our work
  • Next Gen USA believes in a holistic approach to player development
  • Next Gen USA is committed to contributing to growth of the game in U.S.


“Serious Fun”

  • As educators of youth, Next Gen USA realizes the responsibility and seriousness of its work
  • At the same time, we strive to create inspirational learning environments that are both challenging and enjoyable.


  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Respect
  • P.R.I.D.E.   (Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence)
  • T.E.A.M     (Together Everyone Achieves More)

Leadership Team


  • 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.


  • UEFA “A” Licensed Coach
  • 12 years as Chelsea FC's 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

douglas homer, chief advancement officer


Doug is Next Gen USA and the Foundation's Chief Advancement Officer. He oversees all aspects of revenue generation and is responsible for the planning, coordination and management of various fundraising programs that focus on individuals, corporations, private and public foundations as well as contracts from state and federal agencies.  



  • 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 - PRINCIPAL, NEXT GEN LEAdership academy

  • 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 


Anne Marie Bellshot   NGLA Instructor  

Ricky Duggal      NGLA Instructor & Regional Director, Central NJ ricky@nextgenusa.org

Paulus Gipli        EQUIPMENT MANAGER paulus@nextgenusa.org

Liz Martinez       NGLA Instructor   liz@nextgenusa.org

Kanchan MhatreFINANCE DIRECTOR    kanchan@nextgenusa.org

Sarah Noble       FINANCE MANAGER   sarah@nextgenusa.org

Dimitri Serrano  SELECT SQUAD PROGRAM MANAGERdimitri@nextgenusa.org