Our Directors



Stuart Barlow


Edinburgh, UK


USC Premier Diploma, USSF C License, AYSO Advanced Instructor, USC Futsal Level 1, USC Goalkeeping level 1


12 years


  • Manchester City in the Community - Program Coordinator

  • Chicago Northwind - U12 girls trainer

  • Chicago Revolution  - Director of Coaching

  • Copa Coca-Cola - North American Coaching Coordinator

  • AYSO 418 Extra - Trainer

  • AYSO 735 Extra - Trainer

  • Lake View High School (IL) - Head Varsity boys coach, Assistant Varsity girls coach

  • AYSO 425 - U5/6 administrator and head trainer


I believe coaching should be about holistically building each player you work with. Recognizing that a child flourishes most under a coach who cares about their well-being and development is the key to building successful athletes from an early age. With these key stages in place I encourage each player to understand, not only, the “HOW” of each skill we ask them to perform, but also the “WHY”.  



Adam Hewitt


Lincoln, UK


FA Level 2, BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching, FA Talent Identification, FA Psychology, USSF C License (pending), USC Futsal Level 1


10 years



  • Saint Xavier University Mens Assistant Coach

  • Director of Coaching at Firebirds Soccer Club

  • Lincoln City FC U18’s Staff Coach

  • Lincoln City Academy U15 Staff Coach

  • University of Lincoln Mens Coach


  • Lincoln City FC (England)

  • Colchester United FC Academy (England)


A player must find their love for the game. Once this love and passion for the sport has been installed in the player, the coach has the foundation to build and guide the player through the various challenges and demands of becoming a successful and well-rounded soccer player and athlete. Every touch has a purpose, every practice has relevance, and every game provides learning opportunities. As coaches we must encourage our players to have self-belief and confidence in their ability and constantly remind them that every practice is another opportunity to grow.