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


ORGANIZATIONALCULTURE

The Next Gen culture can best be described in two phrases:

“Compassionate Professionalism”

  • 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.

 

“Serious Fun”

  • 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.

CORE VALUES

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

Leadership Team

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