Meet The Team
Our coaches are some of the best and experience, learn why we think so.
Michael M. Daniel
Nurturing & Empowering our Youth through Soccer!
Coach Michael “Mike” Daniel holds a “D” license issued from the U.S. Soccer Federation for coaching. Coach Mike has over 30 years playing experience and over 20 years coaching experience.
His Journey began in St Lucia where he played in the youth leagues and continued through adult leagues and national competitions. He Won U14 & U18 tournaments.
He migrated to the U.S where he played for his college New York City College of Technology (Yellow Jackets) for 4 years. He graduated in 2004 with an Engineering degree. Coach Mike attributes his discipline in soccer to attaining his degree.
Coach Mike has been an assistant coach for the Vermont Elite FC (5-16yrs old) from 2009 to present. He is also an assistant coach for Team St. Lucia (Brooklyn) where the team won the Caribbean Cup tournament in 2012.
Coach Mike has been part of the Great Thinkers After School community since 2014 to present serving as the Director of sports. Coach Mike is the founder and Program Director of Great Kicks Soccer Academy.
Trevor L A Daniel
Coaching not just for the game, but for LIFE!
Coach Trevor has represented his country in World Cup Qualifiers and Olympic Qualifiers. He pursued other careers but his passion for soccer has brought him right back to the game and his never fading desire to develop world class players whom he may one day coach in a World Cup or Olympic Finals.
By age 23, he had already played for and captained the Saint Lucia National: U14, U16, U19 teams as well as the Olympic Men and the National Men’s senior teams.
While playing he volunteered for 14 years to Saturday morning kids’ techniques clinics where he demonstrates that football was his passion and a way of life! To the kids with whom he interacts with daily, he highlights that football might very well be the vehicle to transport them as far as their dreams, desires, dedication and discipline would take them.
Coach Trevor pursued training in all relevant aspects of soccer which includes coaching and first aid in sports. His ability to connect with kids and his work ethics placed him on the national coaching staff of the Saint Lucia Football Association where he worked with several of the National Teams including: St. Lucia Women’s U15 2009-2010 as Assistant Coach, St. Lucia Men’s Olympic Team in 2010 and again in 2014 as Head Coach, and the St. Lucia Men’s U17 as Head Coach 2010 – 2011. He has also won silver medal in an international tournament in Ohio, USA.Coach Trevor also volunteered as the President and Director of Coaching for the Vermont Elite Soccer Club from 2011 to 2013 in Vermont, USA.
Trevor is currently the Program Director for the largest youth development programme in the country the “Trevor Daniel Soccer Development Program”. He provides; advance technique training to over 330 children between the ages of 3 to 19 years (weekly). He provides technical consultancy and training for elementary school coaches/teachers and provides appropriate technique training for teachers/coaches and students of the St. Lucia Special Needs School. Coach Trevor is currently the Technical Director and the Men’s Head Coach- Lancers Football Club Premiere League Team.
In 2017 Coach Daniel was honored by the Queen of England with a British Empire Medal for service to the country in youth, sports & community development.
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