John Curtis Joins Next Gen USA as New England Development Director

John Curtis Joins Next Gen USA

Former Manchester United star appointed as New England Development Director


Next Gen USA announced today that John Curtis has been hired as their New England Development Director. 

Next Gen USA is a non profit player progression platform created to support U.S. Soccer by providing supplemental club neutral talent identification and development programs. 
Curtis’ primary responsibility will be to identify and support the development of promising young players throughout New England, providing them with a progressive pathway to reach their potential as College, Professional or International players.
Tony Williams, Next Gen USA’s Director of Youth Development, believes Curtis' experience, knowledge, and character will be of great benefit to both players and clubs throughout the region.  

John is an outstanding role model for young players; sharing his experiences of world class youth development will help inspire promising young players to reach their potential both and off the field.
— Tony Wiliams - Director of Youth Development

His playing and coaching experience includes some of the best clubs, players and coaching staff in the world. Curtis was the most capped England Schoolboy of all time and captained England at U15, U16, U18 & U20 Level.
He then went on to enjoy a distinguished professional career which included making 19 first team appearances for Manchester United and being part of the treble winning squad of 1999 where his teammates included Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham.
As a coach Curtis holds the prestigious A license from the English Football Association.  His vast experiences include working with top youth academies in England, Italy, Australia and most recently in the U.S. as Technical Director of Everton America CT.

I am delighted to join the exceptional team of staff Next Gen USA are putting together and looking forward to passing on my professional experience to some of the best young players in the US. Through the Next Gen USA Player Progression System we aim to provide talented players with the development opportunities I was lucky enough to receive as a young player and hopefully provide the advice and support necessary to help them to fulfill their soccer playing dreams.
— John Curtis - New England Development Director

Clubs wishing to make player nominations or find out how to become a Next Gen USA Development Club Affiliate please contact