About Coach Melsa
Name: Chris Melsa
Born: Ipswich, England
With over 15 years of experience of soccer in the UK, and 8 years of coaching aspiring talent, I am thrilled to be given the chance to bring my knowledge of the beautiful game to the states this year.
Starting my football career at the age of 9, I only know how important it is to receive quality coaching from a young age to instill the values of soccer that will stay with you throughout.
I have obtained full qualification at FA Level 1 Coaching Badge and completed First Aid and Child Protection Workshops.
I have spent the past 8 years coaching soccer in Summer and Easter camps at a prestigious English Private School, Orwell Park, 80 miles away from London. http://www.orwellpark.co.uk/
I have also had some involvement in coaching for a second tier professional soccer club, Ipswich Town Football Club. http://www.itfc.co.uk/page/Home
Presently still playing at local level, and competing in many teams over a period spanning 15 years. These include representing Essex University and captaining my high school team.
My main aim is to infuse confidence and knowledge into players of all ages, bringing an element of fun into drills and sessions. Heightening the idea of teamwork and leadership, along with a new angle on improving soccer skills.