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Meet Our Coaches

We've compiled one of the most extensive goalkeeper coaching staffs in the Carolinas to provide the best youth goalkeeper training for all of our youth goalies at every age group. 

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BRandon Miller

Founder & Goalkeeping Director

Coach Miller is a retired professional goalkeeper, having spent 10 years playing in the United Soccer League and having several training stints with various Major League Soccer teams. He has extensive experience training goalkeepers at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels. Brandon started the Prime Focus Goalkeeping brand in 2016 and launched the Academy in 2022. Coach Brandon offers individual and group private trainings outside of the Academy sessions as well. Use the link below to see dates and times for training availability!

Goalkeeping Certifications:

United Soccer Coaches Level 1 GK Diploma

United Soccer Coaches Level 2 GK Diploma

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Pablo Rivera

Assistant Goalkeeping Director

Coach Rivera is a native of Colombia who has extensive playing and coaching experience in the United States. He is currently a goalkeeper for one of the top teams in the UPSL and leads goalkeeper development for our Pre-Academy and youth club affiliates. Coach Pablo offers individual and group private training sessions in the South Charlotte area. Use the link below to see dates and times for training availability!

Goalkeeping Certifications:

United Soccer Coaches Level 1 GK Diploma

United Soccer Coaches Level 2 GK Diploma

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Matt Levy

Academy Coach

Coach Levy is a professional goalkeeper currently playing in USL League One with the Charlotte Independence. After spending his college career in Florida, Matt headed north to continue his playing and coaching journey. Coach Matt spends time with our Academy as well as offering private youth goalkeeping sessions in the South Charlotte area. Use the link below to see dates and times for training availability!

Goalkeeping Certifications:

United Soccer Coaches Level 1 GK Diploma

Danny Rodgers

Academy Coach

Coach Rodgers is a former collegiate standout that spent his career playing for multiple high-level universities. During his time in college, he honed his skills as a goalkeeper coach with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds USL youth academy. Danny has experience training goalkeepers ages 8-18 in both an individual and group setting. He is an extremely knowledgable goalkeeper and coach so book a session with him today!

Goalkeeping Certifications:

United Soccer Coaches Level 1 GK Diploma

United Soccer Coaches Level 2 GK Diploma

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Adriana Thompson

Academy Coach

Coach Thompson, currently a goalkeeper for the University of Mary Washington in
Virginia, also actively participates in the Women’s Premier Soccer League during the
summer with the Women’s Football Club of Charlotte. Adriana has deep-rooted
connections to the youth academies in Charlotte, having played for one of the region's
top clubs during her formative years. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge
to the coaching arena.

Goalkeeping Certifications:

United Soccer Coaches Level 1 GK Diploma

Daniel Locklear

Academy Coach

Coach Locklear is currently a goalkeeper for the Mars Hill University men's soccer team. He is a native of the Charlotte area, having spent many years within the youth system of the Barca Academy in the area. He excels on the field in both a playing and coaching role. Coach Locklear has honed his goalkeeping coaching development with the Prime Focus Goalkeeping Pre-Academy for the past several years and he is one of the top young coaches in the area. 

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