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Alan O'Keefe soccer trainer


Head Trainer

Alan is native of Cork, Ireland with over 15 years experience coaching youth soccer. After serving as the coaching director of NCE for 6 years, in 2020, Alan formed Players First, a player-centered, supplemental training program fine-tuned to the top level players’ needs beyond the regular club/training environment.

Alan’s professional experience includes Club Soccer and the Pro game. He has completed multiple high level coaching licenses from professional organizations including FAI, USSF and UEFA. He is currently working on his UEFA A license.


Liam has coached soccer since 2012. He graduated with a major in Sports Fitness and Coaching and has earned the FA Level 1 and 2 badges and the UEFA B license. 


Liam Started coaching soccer at the age of 16 after a short spell as a player with premier league team, Arsenal F.C. From there he continued playing for QPR F.C. in the second tier of English football, and then moved on to play semi-professional football in the National League, the fifth highest tier of the English soccer pyramid. 


Liam grew up in London and started playing organized soccer at 6 years old for his local club, Barnet Youth F.C.  


He currently resides in Shelton, Connecticut with his wife, Brooke and son, Archie. And he recently played for Hartford City, F.C. 


Head Trainer

Modou Badjie

La Finca Junior Trainer

Modou played competitively for Ulster County Community College in 2021 and 2022. He is currenyl playing for the Kingston Stockade, competing in the semi-professional NPSL.

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