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If you want soccer to take you “to the stars,” the coaches at USA Stars Academy will equip you with unbiased, quality training. All training is conducted by professional soccer coaches and trainers who have played both professionally and collegiate, and have the mentality that teaching our players should extend beyond regular training.
“My favorite aspect of coaching is being able to teach kids to set goals and reach for their dreams. To me, soccer development is (and always will be) about teaching life lessons through the fun and dynamic medium of sport.”
We’re proud to showcase our staff’s combined lifetime experience and international success and have developed Star programs for our Star players. One particular program is the USA Stars cross-collaboration program where players are given specialized training, including position-specific, strength & conditioning, futsal, goalie, and more.
2012 Boys: Franco Accettura / Rashid Utush
2011 Girls: Aliyah Utush
2010/11 Boys: Franco Accettura
2010 Girls: Aliyah Utush
2009 Boys: Kasey Cox
2009 Girls: Fernando Arbaca / AJ Utush
2008 Boys: Rashid Utush
2008 Girls: Fernando Arbaca / AJ Utush
2006 Girls: AJ Utush
2005 Boys: Kasey Cox
2004/05 Girls: AJ Utush
2004 Boys: Joseph Cisneros
2002/03 Boys: Maxi Roditis / Rashid Utush
2002/03 Girls: Todd Higley
My favorite part about being a girls soccer coach is that I get to teach kids to reach for their dreams and goals. Soccer development to me is – and always will be – about teaching life lessons through the fun and dynamic medium of sport (i.e. be a good teammate, create positive habits, build self-esteem, and always look to challenge and improve yourself everyday)! Coaching soccer is all about engaging the mental, physical, technical, tactical, and life style into one place… the field.
The coaches at USA Stars focus on every aspect of soccer development. With an advanced and proven methodology, we don’t just play soccer here, we live it! We invite all soccer families and players with a passion and a dream to team up with USA Stars Academy to work towards realizing our dreams together!
Aliyah joins the USA Stars as our newest Girls Team coach! She has recently completed 4 years of playing collegiate soccer at San Diego State University Div 1 team. Aliyah graduated with a masters degree in teaching and is beginning her career as an elementary school teacher in the fall.
As a player I progressed from a youth, playing club soccer to becoming a professional and playing overseas in a first division club in Europe. I take the process of development seriously because I know firsthand the steps involved to progress. I implement these steps with staff coaches and always keep the player in mind. Complete development is the goal so we can promote passion, commitment and hard work. These are traits that we hope will show in all aspects of their life.”
I started coaching competitive soccer in order to share my knowledge and experiences that I have gained throughout my life to the new generations of soccer players. I wanted to be able to impact the kids on and off the field with positive, disciplined mentoring. Growing up I played in different places and I experienced different coaching philosophies. My style, heavily influenced by my time in Italy, is a more defensive approach. I am very excited for the future of the Stars Academy and being a part of the tremendous coaching staff.