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We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! 
Below is a list of the Newton Heath SC coaches that your son/daughter will have the opportunity to work with.
At NH we believe in coach rotation so as all of our players get exposed to different coaching styles to help with their development as soccer players.
Our coaches believe in pushing all players to get the best out of their ability, they will provide yearly evaluations and always be available for feed back.

Dave Pointon Technical DirectorHead Coach of  2009 Jackson, 2006 Edwards,2005 Crickmer and 2004 Swift
FA Level 2 .
USSF E License
USSF D License
Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED
National Soccer Coaches Association of America
National Diploma
VIRTUS Certificate.

Coach Dave is originally from Sandbach, Cheshire and first came to the States in 2004.  He worked for the Utah Youth Soccer Association for 18 months before moving on to work in Connecticut for Soccer Extreme. In 2009 Dave was offered the opportunity to coach for Downers Grove Roadrunners in Chicagoland. After several years working for the Roadrunners and other Chicagoland clubs along the way, in 2014 Newton Heath SC arrived. Coach Dave is very keen on playing possession orientated soccer with a heavy focus on quality footwork for every individual player that crosses his path.Coach Dave has coached kids of all ages (3-18) and skill levels. He values work rate and desire more than talent and asks that players give every ounce of effort in both training and games. In return, he works tirelessly to help players reach their max potential. He believes that structured training sessions, with both individual and team goals, are paramount to player development and success.
Coach Dave also assists at Nazareth Academy in their Summer and Fall programs. He has a two yr old daughter called River and lives in Westchester.

Jeff Kochanek Executive Director. Head Coach of 2006 Clarke .
Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED
National Soccer Coaches Association of America
National Diploma
Coach Kochanek coaches our U8 boys team who are currently playing winter futsal at Stepahead, he has a heavy focus on work ethic and desire and enjoys pushing players to their limits irrespective of their ability. Coach Kochanek also works closely with our Speed and Agility clinics . Coach kochanek resides in La Grange with wife Julie and their 4 children.

Kyle Wooten, NH High School Director
Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED
National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma
American Sport Education Program Certificate
VIRTUS Certificate
Registered Athletic Administrator – NIAAA, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.

Coach Kyle is a vastly experienced and qualified coach that has a heavy emphasis on possession orientated play and  really enjoys working on the details of passing and receiving. Brian is also an experienced goalkeeper coach and works with our young goalkeepers on a weekly basis. Coach Kyle previously coached for Roadrunners SC, was assistant mens and womens coach at Benedictine and most recently assisted at Nazareth Academy on the boys side. Coach Kyle resides in Lisle with his girlfriend Lindsay.

Ed Bobowski NH Trainer.
Soccer Coaches Association of America
Director of Coaching Diploma
Coach Ed has been involved in coaching for over 30 years at many levels and is heavily involved with our High School Program, Ed enjoys pushing players all the way and helping them achieve their dreams of playing high school and collegiate soccer. Coach Ed has a heavy focus on work rate and players playing for each other and supporting each other trhough both wins and losses.Coach Ed resides in Darien with Wife Teri.

Chris Bobowski NH Trainer.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma Registered Athletic Administrator – NIAAA  Coach
Chris(Ed's son)works closely with Coach Ed and assists with teaching our older players the finer details of advanced strategic soccer plays.
Chris has an extensive playing background and enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of the game with our young players.
Chris Resides in Chicago with his wife Shariska and dog Murphy.



Manny Valdez

Phone: 708-601-3049
Email: [email protected]                     

Manny is currently a coach for both the Boys/Girls Soccer Programs at Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park, IL).  He has graduated (2011) and played soccer for St. Joseph High School (Westchester, IL). Additionally, he has competed at the collegiate level for Concordia University Chicago Men’s Soccer up until the point of his graduation in 2015. A Chicago native, Manny currently resides in Brookfield, IL and will be attending the Northern Illinois University College of Law starting in August 2016. Manny believes in the development of players through fundamentals, persistent training and education. He will also be working with the transitioning of our Newton Heath grade school players into high school student-athletes. 

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