Player Development

Anthony Doherty, Director of Player Development

Anthony DohertyAnthony is the Director of Player Development and the Director of the Loveland Soccer Academy. In Spring 2021 Anthony will take on the additional role of Director, Storm Seniors Program to provide a better opportunity for Storm players to succeed at the high school level. Anthony has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Coaching and is on track to receive his USSF C License in 2020. Anthony is currently the Varsity Assistant Coach for the Loveland High School Boys Soccer Team. Anthony brings a passion and commitment for the success of each player; working from their current skill level and challenging each to excel.

Anthony works with coaches across all parts the select and rec program to improve the quality and consistency of training. He has a depth of training and coaching experience, and has trained recreational and select players from less than 5 years old to high school varsity players. Over the past 4 years, Anthony has coached at over 75 camps in 15 states.

Anthony was born in Manchester, UK, where he excelled in soccer as a youth. He began coaching soccer for the local clubs he grew up playing for. After completing high school, Anthony obtained a level 3 National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science in college.

Anthony obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. While at University Anthony served as a performance video analyst with the professional soccer team, Blackburn Rovers, who at the time were in the Premier League.

Anthony began working for Challenger Sports in 2011 and was based in Atlanta for three years before coming to work for LYSA in 2014. In 2015 Anthony was honored at Challenger Sports Coach of the Year for the Cincinnati region and Coach of the Year for the Midwest. In 2017 Challenger Sports promoted Anthony to a full-time management position recognizing his hard work on and off the field.

We utilize coaches who are passionate teachers, thoughtful trainers and patient instructors to advance the soccer skills of our players.

Goalkeeper Training

Goalkeeper training is essential for safety and improved performance of goalkeepers playing at all levels. While we do not believe that players should focus exclusively on playing keeper until around U13/U14 (11v11), but we do want to train our 7v7 and 9v9 keepers in fundamental skills and techniques. Our training allows players to be better prepared for games, and, importantly, evaluate if this is a position they want to specialize in. Therefore, the training is open to all age groups of Loveland Storm FC players.

Our training curriculum is conducted throughout each season in Fall and Spring. Fall training is comprised of 8 weekly training sessions, and Spring is comprised of 6 weekly training sessions.

Kevin Hommel, Director of Goalkeeper Training

Kevin has over 35 years of goalkeeper playing experience. He has played goalkeeper virtually his entire playing career and continues to play now. Kevin played competitively on multiple select teams growing up, was a regular at goalkeeper training camps, was selected as an alternate to the U16 Olympic Development Team for the state of Oklahoma and played varsity soccer in high school. Kevin has previously coached Loveland Storm FC goalkeepers and currently coaches two Storm teams.
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