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Fitness & Olympic Weightlifting at SoHo Strength Lab SoHo Strength Lab 2 Photo

Our training team comes from a varied background of elite athletic competition, training and coaching.

Instructors:

  • Ryan Hopkins — Ryan currently competes in Olympic weightlifting and is a member of USA Weightlifting, both as a competitor and as a certified Advanced Sports Performance Coach. Ryan recently returned from Russia where he studied at the Olympic Training Center in Chekhov under Olympic Gold Medalist Dmitry Berestov and World Champion Dmitry Klokov;
  • Albert Matheny — Albert holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Physiology and Food Science/Human Nutrition, a Master of Science degree in Human Performance and is licensed as a Registered Dietitian. Currently, Albert serves as the consulting dietitian for DB Track Club, a professional track and field training group lead by Rana Reider (USA Track and Field National Coach of the Year in 2011);
  • Ross Twanmoh — Ross graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he studied Sports Medicine. His experiences includes working with athletes in a rehabilitative setting, one-on-one training, teaching group fitness and crossfit classes, online consulting, and assisting at Strongfirst Girya certifications. Ross has his CSCS, SFG II, FRCms, USAW, CF L1, and Kinstretch Instructor license;
  • Stephen Affaticato — Certifications: NASM- CPT, Focus Personal training (Master Course graduate);
  • Beth Lewis — She competed as a swimmer, gymnast and martial artist. She graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from The University of Georgia. In 2009, Beth was hired by the Pilobolus Dance Theater and toured the globe until 2012. Beth is a NASM-CPT and a 200 hour yoga teacher certified through YogaWorks. She has been to EXOS Phase 1 and 2 and is currently working on her CSCS;
  • Chelsey Wilkens — She began gymnastics at a young age and continued on to compete at an elite level around the world. After retiring, she joined the circus as an acrobat and began coaching gymnastics with a focus on special needs athletes and worked with the Special Olympics. Chelsey became a personal trainer in 2009 with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She became a certified yoga teacher in 2011. Chelsey has since studied under some of the top coaches and educators in the world, including Stoyan Deltchev, Charles Poliquin, James LaValle and Ido Portal;
  • Sarah Revening — She was awarded the Most Improved Female Weightlifter by the Metropolitan Weightlifting Committee in 2015, and she has been featured in AM New York, speaking to her experience in the sport and as a trainer. She specializes in Olympic Weightlifting, and holds certifications through the National Council of Strength and Fitness as well as USA Weightlifting;
  • Scott Mitsiell — B.S. Exercise Physiology, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Movement Systems lvl 2 Certified (FMS), Strongfirst Russian Kettlebell Certified (SFG), Triggerpoint Certified, Pre/Post Natal Certified, ViPR, Bulgarian Bags, Athletic Republic Certified;
  • Jason Li — He is a NSCA certified personal trainer, a USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach, a Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Coach, and a FRC mobility specialist;
  • Dariusz Stankiewich — He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Strong First and Functional Movement Screen instructor, and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.
  • Gary Kuang — He has a coaching certification from USA Weightlifting (USAW) and has experience working with a wide range of athletes;
  • Jungin Jung — He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), Sports performance coach level I (USAW), USA Track and field Coach Level I (USTF) and Functional Movement Screen Level I (FMS);
  • Luis Benitez — He currently holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Heart Association, Kettlebell Athletics, USA Weightlifting, and Catalyst Athletics.
182 Mulberry Street New York City, NY
  • 212-226-8682
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Bowery (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Grand Street (1200 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.21
Crossfit at Brooklyn Barbell Club Brooklyn Barbell Club 1 Photo

Coaches:

  • Blanco (Head Coach) — CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Kids, USAW Sports Performance Coach, USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach, USAW Club Coach, USAW National Coach, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Seminar Staff;
  • Ariel Fernandez (Lead Coach) — CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, 2014 CrossFit Games Athlete, Team Virtuosity;
  • Rob Swayze (Lead Coach) — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting, CrossFit Gymnastics, USAW Sports Performance Coach, Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist, Jiu-jitsu Competitor, Former Russian Kettlebell Challenge, Former Girevoy Sport Competitor;
  • Mike Christman — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Kettlebell;
  • Reggie Lominy — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer;
  • Noelle Nieva — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Bodywork Certifications: New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Trigger Point Therapy, Orthopedic Medical Massage, Tui Na, Thai Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage.
98 Bayard Street New York City, NY
  • 917-720-6551
  • Canal Street (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1400 ft) BMT Broadway
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.22
Olympic Weightlifting at Brooklyn Barbell Club Brooklyn Barbell Club 1 Photo

Experienced athletes (who have attended coached Olympic Weightlifting sessions regularly for more than 6 months) may begin any Tuesday. You don’t need to be a master, but you should be familiar with the lifts and have a firm grasp of the basics (e.g. squatting).

98 Bayard Street New York City, NY
  • 917-720-6551
  • Canal Street (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1400 ft) BMT Broadway
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.22
Powerlfting at Brooklyn Barbell Club Brooklyn Barbell Club 1 Photo

Experienced athletes (who have attended coached Powerlifting sessions regularly for more than 6 months) may begin any Monday. You don’t need to be a master, but you should be familiar with the lifts and have a firm grasp of the basics (e.g. squatting, deadlifting).

98 Bayard Street New York City, NY
  • 917-720-6551
  • Canal Street (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1400 ft) BMT Broadway
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.22
Crossfit at CrossFit East River CrossFit East River 1 Photo 1 Video

Coaches:

  • Rachel Volk — She is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She began her CrossFit journey at CFER in 2014. She was a competitive gymnast for 12 years and was selected as an NCA All-American Cheerleader all 4 years of high school;
  • Jay Goebel — He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, as well as Pendlay Olympic Lifting Level 2 certified. Jay is a lifelong athlete and has been a CrossFitter since 2010. Prior to finding CrossFit, Jay played for Colby College on their NCAA Ice Hockey team;
  • Brad Hoover — He has been athletic his entire life, from hiking and climbing to racquet sports and ultimate Frisbee. However, he avoided gyms until finding CrossFit in 2012. Brad is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and holds CrossFit Trainer certifications in Olympic Lifting, Kettlebell, Gymnastics, Strongman and Mobility;
  • Eric J. Leon — He is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer. He has also completed the USA Weightlifting Level 1, CrossFit Competitor, CrossFit Endurance, and CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer courses and has attended numerous other fitness seminars and events. He is trained as a NYS Certified First Responder with Defibrillation.
647 East 9th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-995-8700
  • First Avenue (2200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Second Avenue (3300 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Third Avenue (3400 ft) BMT Canarsie
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.23
Yoga at CrossFit East River CrossFit East River 1 Photo 1 Video

Classes combine creative vinyasa sequencing, safe physical alignment and a strong focus on the breath to build strength, balance and ease.

Instructor — Jessica Rapp. She completed her 200-hour RYT teacher training at Yoga Vida in Spring of 2015, and she went on to complete an advanced mentorship with Kat Fowler at Pure Yoga.

647 East 9th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-995-8700
  • First Avenue (2200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Second Avenue (3300 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Third Avenue (3400 ft) BMT Canarsie
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.23
Fitness at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Core Conditioning;
  • Weight Training;
  • Plyometrics.
255 Centre Street New York City, NY
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.18
Boxing at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.18
Kickboxing at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.18
Yoga at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.18
Pilates at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY 10013
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.18
Basketball at NYC Basketball League - St. George Academy NYC Basketball League - St. George Academy 1 Photo

Summer seasons details:

  • Guaranteed 8-11 full regulation games including playoffs;
  • Finals will be held at the Barclays Center;
  • Divisions for all Skill Levels (Beginner-Advanced).

Skill levels:

  • Beginner — Fun league for those without recent experience playing organized basketball.
  • Intermediate — Players have usually played in high school or other organized leagues;
  • Beginner-Intermediate;
  • Advanced — Teams and players who have played in college/varsity high school;
  • Intermediate-Advanced.
215 East 6th Street 26th Strret New York City, NY
  • 212-390-1776
  • Astor Place (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Eighth Street – New York University (1200 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Bleecker Street (1600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.26
Basketball at NYC Basketball League - Nord Anglia NYC Basketball League - Nord Anglia 1 Photo

Summer seasons details:

  • Guaranteed 8-11 full regulation games including playoffs;
  • Finals will be held at the Barclays Center;
  • Divisions for all Skill Levels (Beginner-Advanced).

Skill levels:

  • Beginner — Fun league for those without recent experience playing organized basketball.
  • Intermediate — Players have usually played in high school or other organized leagues;
  • Beginner-Intermediate;
  • Advanced — Teams and players who have played in college/varsity high school;
  • Intermediate-Advanced.
44 East 2nd Street 26th Strret New York City, NY
  • 212-390-1776
  • Second Avenue (600 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bleecker Street (1400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street (1800 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.26
Basketball at Dribbl Basketball - Brooklyn Friends Dribbl Basketball - Brooklyn Friends 1 Photo

Dribbl is a New York-based instructional and recreational basketball program for kids ages 3-14.

Programs:

  • Pre-K & K — 50-minute sessions get kids comfortable on the court with a ball in their hands. PE-style games and pop music keep 'em moving and having a great time while they learn the basics;
  • 1st-3rd grades — 80-minute sessions progress to include more challenging drills, tactical plays, and half-court scrimmages;
  • 4th-7th grades — 80-minute sessions are segmented into 30 minutes of skills and drills, followed by “league” games. Balanced teams play scored, timed games with weekly standings and a play-off at the end of each season.
375 Pearl Street New York City, NY
  • 212-717-7651
  • Chambers Street (1000 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Fulton Street (1500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.26
Basketball at Dribbl Basketball - St. Luke's School Dribbl Basketball - St. Luke's School 1 Photo

Dribbl is a New York-based instructional and recreational basketball program for kids ages 3-14.

Programs:

  • Pre-K & K — 50-minute sessions get kids comfortable on the court with a ball in their hands. PE-style games and pop music keep 'em moving and having a great time while they learn the basics;
  • 1st-3rd grades — 80-minute sessions progress to include more challenging drills, tactical plays, and half-court scrimmages;
  • 4th-7th grades — 80-minute sessions are segmented into 30 minutes of skills and drills, followed by “league” games. Balanced teams play scored, timed games with weekly standings and a play-off at the end of each season.
487 Hudson Street New York City, NY 10014
  • 212-717-7651
  • Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (1100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Houston Street (1600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • West Fourth Street – Washington Square (1700 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.26
Basketball at Basketball City Basketball City 2 Photo 1 Video

Youth league

BasketBall City is proud to be an Official Facility Partner of the Jr. NBA. The Jr. NBA is the official basketball participation program of the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League. The Jr. NBA teaches the fundamentals and values of the game at the grassroots level to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for all.

Basketball City will be running a full schedule of Summer Basketball Camps at our 7-court facility located in downtown Manhattan. Camps include current and past NBA players and a collaboration with the National Basketball Players Association, and our ever popularBasketball City FUNdamentals Camp along with our NBA Draft/Skills Challenge Campwith future NBA talent.

Programs:

  • Private Training (1 on 1) — We tailor each Private 1-on-1 Training session based on your child’s position & skill set. Our basketball staff includes coaches who played all five positions at the various levels of college basketball, including the NBA, NBDL & various Overseas Leagues;
  • Group Training (2-3 players) — For group lessons, we will determine which coach best fits the needs of the group and outline a workout for all participants focusing on the necessary skills and fundamentals;
  • The Ultimate Shooters Workout — The program will provide you with the instruction and repetitions needed to perfect your shot, be it off the catch, the dribble or a screen;
  • Summer Camp — The second annual National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Summer Basketball Camp provides boys and girls ages 9-17. The camp will also feature NBPA educational components and appearances from NBA players throughout the week.

Adult league

299 South Street New York City, NY
  • 212-233-5050
  • East Broadway (1900 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Essex Street (3200 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Delancey Street (3300 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.05.29
Soccer at Manhattan Kickers FC - Battery Park Manhattan Kickers FC - Battery Park 1 Photo 1 Video

Our goal as a coaching staff is to develop each player individually so that they can progress through the levels of the Manhattan Kickers Football Club (ages 4-12) and into MLS Academies or our affiliate club, Metropolitan Oval (ages 13-18). 

We train at least three times during the week from September through June using a curriculum that focuses intensely on individual ability and game intelligence.Practice sessions aim to develop individual technique including dribbling, passing, shooting, and tactics (decision-making).

On weekends, the players ages 5-8 will participate in small-sided games (4v4, 3v3, 2v2) in a low-pressure environment where the focus is on utilizing the skills that were honed in training. We are strictly focused on player development (both short- and long-term) and not concerned with competition until the players are ready. In the small-sided environment, the players will have more exposures to the ball as well as be an active participant in a match. Players ages 9-12 will play games against local competition.

MKFC's club teams (U6-U11) have a 10-month season running from late August through late June. For ages U4 and U5, the club offers a seasonal Little Kickers program as well as satellite programs in Queens and Brooklyn. During the summer, the club offers MKFC camps as well as affiliate camps. We also offer a trip for selected players to Barcelona and the Mediterranean International Cup.

Programs:

  • The Little Kickers Soccer School (for boys and girls ages 3-6);
  • Summer Camps;
  • Individual Training.

Instructors:

  • Tom Hatton — He has 25 years playing experience, including representing Nottingham University one of the top college teams in the UK. Tom has extensive global soccer experience, playing in Korea, South Africa, Ireland, England in the Copa NYC, World Cup of New York. He has attended major global tournaments including the 2002 World Cup in Japan and 2004 Euro Cup in Portugal. After college he began working in Sports marketing, whilst coaching for the Nike, EA Games and MLS soccer programs, specializing in ages 6-9. Tom is the Director of the Little Kickers Soccer School for ages 3-5. He is also the MKFC 2007 head coach;
  • Devin Leahy — Kickers coaching staff. Devin went on to captain Trevor Day Schools high school team, where he coached 1st through 5th graders as part of the Physical Education Program. As a youth player, Devin competed in Europe, participating in the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Harlem Cup in Holland, and trained with Vitoria FC in Brasil. Devin went on to play in college, leading the Hunter College Hawks to their first NCAA birth in over a decade while captaining the team as the center midfielder. Declining a semi-professional offer in Puerto Rico after college, Devin took the opportunity to work for Cipriani USA, in New York, Beverly Hills, and Istanbul;
  • Admir Nezaj — He moved to New York City from Kosovo at age 8 and two weeks later became an MKFC player. For the next five years, he played on the MKFC 96/97 team under Evan Rosenthal. Admir scored the goal on an overhead kick to win MKFC the State Championship, the first of any Manhattan team. After the Kickers, Admir went on to play for various NYC teams, including Met Oval, and he continues to play for the New York Athletic Club;
  • Sebastian Garces — He played on the 96/97 team under current MKFC President Evan Rosenthal, and then transitioned to the then-affiliate BW Gottschee in the US Development Academy, where he played through U18. He attended the University of Buffalo  before transferring back to college in NYC. As a player, Sebastian captained the MKFC 96/97 team who won numerous tournaments around the region;
  • Eduardo Cruz Rodriguez  — Kickers coaching staff. As a player, Eduardo had a professional career from 1986 to 1992 in Colombia (Deportivo Cali, Deportivo Pereira, Deportes Tolima, Sporting de Barranquilla) and Venezuela (Club Atletico Zamora). After his professional career, Eduardo began coaching at one of Colombia's top clubs, Deportivo Cali of the Categora Primera A (First Division) and afterwards at Categora Primera B (Second Division) club Academia FC. Later, Eduardo would be the head coach of the professional teams at Centauros FC and Universitario Popaya (Categora Primera B), and top-flight clubs Once Caldas (winner of the 2004 Copa Libertadores), and Deportes Quindio;
  • David Vilanova — He played for his hometown club CD Roquetenc from the age of 7 to 18 years-old. In 2011, he was offered a contract by CF Amposta (Third Division) and continued playing on other semi-professional teams in Catalonia. He earned a four-year Sports Teacher degree and UEFA B and UEFA A licenses. During his UEFA A course he worked at the FC Barcelona Technical School as a volunteer coach, where he learned the philosophy. After receiving his license, David began work with Global Premier Soccer (Bayern Munich Official Partner), as an FC Bayern Munich ID Program (USA) Head Coach. Currently, David is a full-time DV7 Soccer Academy staff coach in New York City;
  • Kashif Anthony's — He played club soccer for Soccer Expression FC in Brooklyn, where he learned the fundamentals of soccer while training three days a week.  Kashif graduated college in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, and sought to pursue a career in the world of soccer. He coached there from 2015 to 2017, focusing on preparing athletes physically for practices and games, and his teams we won the Chelsea Piers Indoor League, Asphalt Green's Community Sports League and the NYCD Nike Summer League. Kashif also began working with MKFC 's Little Kickers.
55 Battery Place PS/IS 276 New York City, NY
  • 917-474-7851
  • Rector Street (1100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Bowling Green (1200 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Rector Street (1200 ft) BMT Broadway
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.07.01
Soccer at Manhattan Kickers FC - Grace Church School Manhattan Kickers FC - Grace Church School 1 Photo 1 Video

Our goal as a coaching staff is to develop each player individually so that they can progress through the levels of the Manhattan Kickers Football Club (ages 4-12) and into MLS Academies or our affiliate club, Metropolitan Oval (ages 13-18). 

We train at least three times during the week from September through June using a curriculum that focuses intensely on individual ability and game intelligence.Practice sessions aim to develop individual technique including dribbling, passing, shooting, and tactics (decision-making).

On weekends, the players ages 5-8 will participate in small-sided games (4v4, 3v3, 2v2) in a low-pressure environment where the focus is on utilizing the skills that were honed in training. We are strictly focused on player development (both short- and long-term) and not concerned with competition until the players are ready. In the small-sided environment, the players will have more exposures to the ball as well as be an active participant in a match. Players ages 9-12 will play games against local competition.

MKFC's club teams (U6-U11) have a 10-month season running from late August through late June. For ages U4 and U5, the club offers a seasonal Little Kickers program as well as satellite programs in Queens and Brooklyn. During the summer, the club offers MKFC camps as well as affiliate camps. We also offer a trip for selected players to Barcelona and the Mediterranean International Cup.

Programs:

  • The Little Kickers Soccer School (for boys and girls ages 3-6);
  • Summer Camps;
  • Individual Training.

Instructors:

  • Tom Hatton — He has 25 years playing experience, including representing Nottingham University one of the top college teams in the UK. Tom has extensive global soccer experience, playing in Korea, South Africa, Ireland, England in the Copa NYC, World Cup of New York. He has attended major global tournaments including the 2002 World Cup in Japan and 2004 Euro Cup in Portugal. After college he began working in Sports marketing, whilst coaching for the Nike, EA Games and MLS soccer programs, specializing in ages 6-9. Tom is the Director of the Little Kickers Soccer School for ages 3-5. He is also the MKFC 2007 head coach;
  • Devin Leahy — Kickers coaching staff. Devin went on to captain Trevor Day Schools high school team, where he coached 1st through 5th graders as part of the Physical Education Program. As a youth player, Devin competed in Europe, participating in the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Harlem Cup in Holland, and trained with Vitoria FC in Brasil. Devin went on to play in college, leading the Hunter College Hawks to their first NCAA birth in over a decade while captaining the team as the center midfielder. Declining a semi-professional offer in Puerto Rico after college, Devin took the opportunity to work for Cipriani USA, in New York, Beverly Hills, and Istanbul;
  • Admir Nezaj — He moved to New York City from Kosovo at age 8 and two weeks later became an MKFC player. For the next five years, he played on the MKFC 96/97 team under Evan Rosenthal. Admir scored the goal on an overhead kick to win MKFC the State Championship, the first of any Manhattan team. After the Kickers, Admir went on to play for various NYC teams, including Met Oval, and he continues to play for the New York Athletic Club;
  • Sebastian Garces — He played on the 96/97 team under current MKFC President Evan Rosenthal, and then transitioned to the then-affiliate BW Gottschee in the US Development Academy, where he played through U18. He attended the University of Buffalo  before transferring back to college in NYC. As a player, Sebastian captained the MKFC 96/97 team who won numerous tournaments around the region;
  • Eduardo Cruz Rodriguez  — Kickers coaching staff. As a player, Eduardo had a professional career from 1986 to 1992 in Colombia (Deportivo Cali, Deportivo Pereira, Deportes Tolima, Sporting de Barranquilla) and Venezuela (Club Atletico Zamora). After his professional career, Eduardo began coaching at one of Colombia's top clubs, Deportivo Cali of the Categora Primera A (First Division) and afterwards at Categora Primera B (Second Division) club Academia FC. Later, Eduardo would be the head coach of the professional teams at Centauros FC and Universitario Popaya (Categora Primera B), and top-flight clubs Once Caldas (winner of the 2004 Copa Libertadores), and Deportes Quindio;
  • David Vilanova — He played for his hometown club CD Roquetenc from the age of 7 to 18 years-old. In 2011, he was offered a contract by CF Amposta (Third Division) and continued playing on other semi-professional teams in Catalonia. He earned a four-year Sports Teacher degree and UEFA B and UEFA A licenses. During his UEFA A course he worked at the FC Barcelona Technical School as a volunteer coach, where he learned the philosophy. After receiving his license, David began work with Global Premier Soccer (Bayern Munich Official Partner), as an FC Bayern Munich ID Program (USA) Head Coach. Currently, David is a full-time DV7 Soccer Academy staff coach in New York City;
  • Kashif Anthony's — He played club soccer for Soccer Expression FC in Brooklyn, where he learned the fundamentals of soccer while training three days a week.  Kashif graduated college in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, and sought to pursue a career in the world of soccer. He coached there from 2015 to 2017, focusing on preparing athletes physically for practices and games, and his teams we won the Chelsea Piers Indoor League, Asphalt Green's Community Sports League and the NYCD Nike Summer League. Kashif also began working with MKFC 's Little Kickers.
86 Fourth Avenue New York City, NY
  • 917-474-7851
  • Astor Place (700 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Eighth Street – New York University (800 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 14th Street – Union Square (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.07.01
Soccer at Manhattan Kickers FC - Peck Slip School Manhattan Kickers FC - Peck Slip School 1 Photo 1 Video

Our goal as a coaching staff is to develop each player individually so that they can progress through the levels of the Manhattan Kickers Football Club (ages 4-12) and into MLS Academies or our affiliate club, Metropolitan Oval (ages 13-18). 

We train at least three times during the week from September through June using a curriculum that focuses intensely on individual ability and game intelligence.Practice sessions aim to develop individual technique including dribbling, passing, shooting, and tactics (decision-making).

On weekends, the players ages 5-8 will participate in small-sided games (4v4, 3v3, 2v2) in a low-pressure environment where the focus is on utilizing the skills that were honed in training. We are strictly focused on player development (both short- and long-term) and not concerned with competition until the players are ready. In the small-sided environment, the players will have more exposures to the ball as well as be an active participant in a match. Players ages 9-12 will play games against local competition.

MKFC's club teams (U6-U11) have a 10-month season running from late August through late June. For ages U4 and U5, the club offers a seasonal Little Kickers program as well as satellite programs in Queens and Brooklyn. During the summer, the club offers MKFC camps as well as affiliate camps. We also offer a trip for selected players to Barcelona and the Mediterranean International Cup.

Programs:

  • The Little Kickers Soccer School (for boys and girls ages 3-6);
  • Summer Camps;
  • Individual Training.

Instructors:

  • Tom Hatton — He has 25 years playing experience, including representing Nottingham University one of the top college teams in the UK. Tom has extensive global soccer experience, playing in Korea, South Africa, Ireland, England in the Copa NYC, World Cup of New York. He has attended major global tournaments including the 2002 World Cup in Japan and 2004 Euro Cup in Portugal. After college he began working in Sports marketing, whilst coaching for the Nike, EA Games and MLS soccer programs, specializing in ages 6-9. Tom is the Director of the Little Kickers Soccer School for ages 3-5. He is also the MKFC 2007 head coach;
  • Devin Leahy — Kickers coaching staff. Devin went on to captain Trevor Day Schools high school team, where he coached 1st through 5th graders as part of the Physical Education Program. As a youth player, Devin competed in Europe, participating in the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Harlem Cup in Holland, and trained with Vitoria FC in Brasil. Devin went on to play in college, leading the Hunter College Hawks to their first NCAA birth in over a decade while captaining the team as the center midfielder. Declining a semi-professional offer in Puerto Rico after college, Devin took the opportunity to work for Cipriani USA, in New York, Beverly Hills, and Istanbul;
  • Admir Nezaj — He moved to New York City from Kosovo at age 8 and two weeks later became an MKFC player. For the next five years, he played on the MKFC 96/97 team under Evan Rosenthal. Admir scored the goal on an overhead kick to win MKFC the State Championship, the first of any Manhattan team. After the Kickers, Admir went on to play for various NYC teams, including Met Oval, and he continues to play for the New York Athletic Club;
  • Sebastian Garces — He played on the 96/97 team under current MKFC President Evan Rosenthal, and then transitioned to the then-affiliate BW Gottschee in the US Development Academy, where he played through U18. He attended the University of Buffalo  before transferring back to college in NYC. As a player, Sebastian captained the MKFC 96/97 team who won numerous tournaments around the region;
  • Eduardo Cruz Rodriguez  — Kickers coaching staff. As a player, Eduardo had a professional career from 1986 to 1992 in Colombia (Deportivo Cali, Deportivo Pereira, Deportes Tolima, Sporting de Barranquilla) and Venezuela (Club Atletico Zamora). After his professional career, Eduardo began coaching at one of Colombia's top clubs, Deportivo Cali of the Categora Primera A (First Division) and afterwards at Categora Primera B (Second Division) club Academia FC. Later, Eduardo would be the head coach of the professional teams at Centauros FC and Universitario Popaya (Categora Primera B), and top-flight clubs Once Caldas (winner of the 2004 Copa Libertadores), and Deportes Quindio;
  • David Vilanova — He played for his hometown club CD Roquetenc from the age of 7 to 18 years-old. In 2011, he was offered a contract by CF Amposta (Third Division) and continued playing on other semi-professional teams in Catalonia. He earned a four-year Sports Teacher degree and UEFA B and UEFA A licenses. During his UEFA A course he worked at the FC Barcelona Technical School as a volunteer coach, where he learned the philosophy. After receiving his license, David began work with Global Premier Soccer (Bayern Munich Official Partner), as an FC Bayern Munich ID Program (USA) Head Coach. Currently, David is a full-time DV7 Soccer Academy staff coach in New York City;
  • Kashif Anthony's — He played club soccer for Soccer Expression FC in Brooklyn, where he learned the fundamentals of soccer while training three days a week.  Kashif graduated college in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, and sought to pursue a career in the world of soccer. He coached there from 2015 to 2017, focusing on preparing athletes physically for practices and games, and his teams we won the Chelsea Piers Indoor League, Asphalt Green's Community Sports League and the NYCD Nike Summer League. Kashif also began working with MKFC 's Little Kickers.
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  • 917-474-7851
  • Fulton Street (1300 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Fulton Street (1700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Fulton Street (1700 ft) IND 8th Av
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Our goal as a coaching staff is to develop each player individually so that they can progress through the levels of the Manhattan Kickers Football Club (ages 4-12) and into MLS Academies or our affiliate club, Metropolitan Oval (ages 13-18). 

We train at least three times during the week from September through June using a curriculum that focuses intensely on individual ability and game intelligence.Practice sessions aim to develop individual technique including dribbling, passing, shooting, and tactics (decision-making).

On weekends, the players ages 5-8 will participate in small-sided games (4v4, 3v3, 2v2) in a low-pressure environment where the focus is on utilizing the skills that were honed in training. We are strictly focused on player development (both short- and long-term) and not concerned with competition until the players are ready. In the small-sided environment, the players will have more exposures to the ball as well as be an active participant in a match. Players ages 9-12 will play games against local competition.

MKFC's club teams (U6-U11) have a 10-month season running from late August through late June. For ages U4 and U5, the club offers a seasonal Little Kickers program as well as satellite programs in Queens and Brooklyn. During the summer, the club offers MKFC camps as well as affiliate camps. We also offer a trip for selected players to Barcelona and the Mediterranean International Cup.

Programs:

  • The Little Kickers Soccer School (for boys and girls ages 3-6);
  • Summer Camps;
  • Individual Training.

Instructors:

  • Tom Hatton — He has 25 years playing experience, including representing Nottingham University one of the top college teams in the UK. Tom has extensive global soccer experience, playing in Korea, South Africa, Ireland, England in the Copa NYC, World Cup of New York. He has attended major global tournaments including the 2002 World Cup in Japan and 2004 Euro Cup in Portugal. After college he began working in Sports marketing, whilst coaching for the Nike, EA Games and MLS soccer programs, specializing in ages 6-9. Tom is the Director of the Little Kickers Soccer School for ages 3-5. He is also the MKFC 2007 head coach;
  • Devin Leahy — Kickers coaching staff. Devin went on to captain Trevor Day Schools high school team, where he coached 1st through 5th graders as part of the Physical Education Program. As a youth player, Devin competed in Europe, participating in the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Harlem Cup in Holland, and trained with Vitoria FC in Brasil. Devin went on to play in college, leading the Hunter College Hawks to their first NCAA birth in over a decade while captaining the team as the center midfielder. Declining a semi-professional offer in Puerto Rico after college, Devin took the opportunity to work for Cipriani USA, in New York, Beverly Hills, and Istanbul;
  • Admir Nezaj — He moved to New York City from Kosovo at age 8 and two weeks later became an MKFC player. For the next five years, he played on the MKFC 96/97 team under Evan Rosenthal. Admir scored the goal on an overhead kick to win MKFC the State Championship, the first of any Manhattan team. After the Kickers, Admir went on to play for various NYC teams, including Met Oval, and he continues to play for the New York Athletic Club;
  • Sebastian Garces — He played on the 96/97 team under current MKFC President Evan Rosenthal, and then transitioned to the then-affiliate BW Gottschee in the US Development Academy, where he played through U18. He attended the University of Buffalo  before transferring back to college in NYC. As a player, Sebastian captained the MKFC 96/97 team who won numerous tournaments around the region;
  • Eduardo Cruz Rodriguez  — Kickers coaching staff. As a player, Eduardo had a professional career from 1986 to 1992 in Colombia (Deportivo Cali, Deportivo Pereira, Deportes Tolima, Sporting de Barranquilla) and Venezuela (Club Atletico Zamora). After his professional career, Eduardo began coaching at one of Colombia's top clubs, Deportivo Cali of the Categora Primera A (First Division) and afterwards at Categora Primera B (Second Division) club Academia FC. Later, Eduardo would be the head coach of the professional teams at Centauros FC and Universitario Popaya (Categora Primera B), and top-flight clubs Once Caldas (winner of the 2004 Copa Libertadores), and Deportes Quindio;
  • David Vilanova — He played for his hometown club CD Roquetenc from the age of 7 to 18 years-old. In 2011, he was offered a contract by CF Amposta (Third Division) and continued playing on other semi-professional teams in Catalonia. He earned a four-year Sports Teacher degree and UEFA B and UEFA A licenses. During his UEFA A course he worked at the FC Barcelona Technical School as a volunteer coach, where he learned the philosophy. After receiving his license, David began work with Global Premier Soccer (Bayern Munich Official Partner), as an FC Bayern Munich ID Program (USA) Head Coach. Currently, David is a full-time DV7 Soccer Academy staff coach in New York City;
  • Kashif Anthony's — He played club soccer for Soccer Expression FC in Brooklyn, where he learned the fundamentals of soccer while training three days a week.  Kashif graduated college in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, and sought to pursue a career in the world of soccer. He coached there from 2015 to 2017, focusing on preparing athletes physically for practices and games, and his teams we won the Chelsea Piers Indoor League, Asphalt Green's Community Sports League and the NYCD Nike Summer League. Kashif also began working with MKFC 's Little Kickers.
353 West Street New York City, NY
  • 917-474-7851
  • Houston Street (1800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Spring Street (2500 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (2800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.07.01