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Simon Brinklow
Director Of Coaching
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USSF Licenses
National B License
National C License
National D License

NSCAA Licenses
Premier Diploma
Advanced National Diploma
National Diploma
National Youth Diploma
National Goalkeeping Diploma
Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
National State Goalkeeping Diploma
Director of Coaching Diploma

Illinois Youth Soccer Licenses
National Youth Diploma

Other Licenses

UEFA B License
American Red Cross Certified
Coerver Youth Diploma
ASEP Certified

Years Coaching Travel Soccer
  • 18 Years 
Playing Experience & Accomplishments

Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
  • English FA Junior Team Manager Award
  •  Former Illinois ODP Staff Coach
  •  Former Elgin Community College Women's Head Coach
  • NJCAA College Coach of the Year 2005 & 2007


Why did you begin playing soccer?
Why do you coach soccer?
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Vince DiNuzzo

Director of Soccer Operations
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USSF Licenses

National D License

NSCAA Licenses
Advanced National Diploma
National Diploma
Level 3 Goalkeeping
Level 2 Goalkeeping
Level 1 Goalkeeping
Level 1 Futsal 
NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching

Illinois Youth Soccer Licenses
National Youth Diploma

Other Licenses

ASEP Certified
CPR Certified
First Aid Certified
Coerver National Youth License

Years Coaching Travel Soccer
  • 8 Years
Playing Experience & Accomplishments
  • Bartlett Hawks Travel Soccer U8-U18 
  • Bartlett High School 2004-2008- Captain, All-Conference, All-Area, Team MVP
  • Elgin Community College 2008-2010- Captain, All-Conference, All-Regional, Top 20 In country for Save Percentage
  • Western Illinois University 2012
  • 3v3 Kick It National Champion 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
  • BTSC Training Staff 2010-2017
  • Streamwood High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach 2014
    Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Super-Sectional Champions, State Finalists
  • Bartlett High School Boys & Girls Varsity Coach 2015-2017
    BHS Boys Record Wins, Conference Champions (2015), Regional Champions (2015), Sectional Champions (2015), Super-Sectional Champions (2015), State Finalist (2015)
    BHS Girls Record Wins, Conference Champions (2017), Regional Champions (2016)
  • Chicago Rush West Staff 2017-Present
  • Coerver Coaching Staff 2010-Present
  • Saint Charles East Boys & Girls Varsity Coach 2017-Present
Why did you begin playing soccer?
  • I began playing soccer because my Dad. My Dad was born in Naples Italy where soccer is played religiously and he instilled that passion in me at a young age. My dad played and coached in the community and I was immediately drawn to the sport.   
Why do you coach soccer?
  • I coach the game because I want to instill that passion for a sport that drives a person to do great things within the game of soccer. I have had great coaches throughout my playing career and they challenged me to work hard and encouraged me to express myself through the game, I hope to do the same for the players that I coach.
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Rich Simpson
Director of Coaching Birth Year 2003-2008
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USSF Licenses
  • National D License
NSCAA Licenses
  • Premier Diploma
  • Advanced National Diploma
  • National Diploma
  • Director of Coaching Dipoma
Years Coaching Travel Soccer
  • 10 Years
Playing Experience & Accomplishments
  • College Soccer, University College Northampton, England
  • England Club Soccer, Middlewich Town, England
Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
  • Chicago Rush West 2017-Present
  • Bartlett Travel Soccer Club July 2015-2017
  • Lemont Raiders FC 2014
  • Bartlett Travel Soccer Club 2008-2014
  • Carol Stream Panthers 2007-2008
  • NASC 2004-2007
  • Crewe Alexandra FC, England 2003-2004
Why did you begin playing soccer?


Why do you coach soccer?
  • I coach soccer because I have a passion to help young athletes, grow, learn and perform to the very best of their ability, whilst applying my knowledge of the game to assist young players to understand the game I love.
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Dan Fry

Training Staff
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USSF Licenses

NSCAA Licenses
IYS Licenses
Years Coaching Travel Soccer
Playing Experience & Accomplishments
Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
Why did you begin playing soccer?
Why do you coach soccer?

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Kevin O'Keefe
Training Staff 
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USSF Licenses
  • National B License
  • National C License
  • Referee Certification
 NSCAA Licenses
  • Advanced National Diploma
  • National Diploma
  • National Goalkeeper Diploma
  • Regional Goalkeeper Diploma
  • State Goalkeeper Diploma
  • High School Coaching Diploma
  • National Youth Diploma
 Other Licenses
  • Positive Coaching Alliance-Double-Goal Certificate
  • National Alliance for Youth Sports
  • Coerver Youth Diploma
 Years Coaching Travel Soccer
  • 12 Years
 Playing Experience & Accomplishments
  • Bolingbrook High School- Team Captain, IHSA Sweet 16
  • Benedictine University- Team Captain, MVP, Conference Champion (Scored winning goal in title match)
  • Chicago Area Soccer Association-Naperville All-Stars & Das Magic
  • Metropolitan & Masters Soccer Leagues- Club Columbia & Rangers FC
  • Premier Soccer League of Chicagoland- St Charles Celtics FC 048
 Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
  • Chicago Rush West 2017-Present
  • Bartlett Travel Soccer 2006-2017
  • Bartlett Youth Soccer Association Coach 2000-2006
 Why did you begin playing soccer?
  • I began playing when my father introduced my brother Tim & myself to the game. My father had volunteered to coach our team when not many others in our area knew anything about the game back in the early 1970's.
 Why do you coach soccer?
  • I coach to share and pass along the knowledge, skills, passion, creativity & lifetime of enjoyment in the game to the next generation of players.
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Ann Greco 
Training Staff
[email protected]
1-847-899-5012



USSF Licenses
  • National D License
NSCAA Licenses
  • National Youth License
IYS Licenses
  • National Youth Diploma
  • E Certificate
  • U6 Youth Certificate
  • U8 Youth Certificate
  • U10 Youth Certificate
Years Coaching Travel Soccer
  • 7 Years
Playing Experience & Accomplishments
  • Played in various environments since high school. Has been playing the game for 40 years. Currently playing in a women's league.
Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
  •  Bartlett Travel Soccer Club 6 years
  •  Campton United Soccer Club 1 Year
  •  Recreational Soccer Program Manager 5 years
  • Developmental Soccer Program Management 2 Years
Why did you begin playing soccer?

Why do you coach soccer?
  • As a coach my role is to help players develop a lover for soccer and use the game as a vehicle to teach life lessons.

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Vince Revak
Training Staff
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USSF Licenses
  • National E License
Other Licenses
  • ASEP Certified
 Years Coaching Travel Soccer
  • 1 Year
 Playing Experience & Accomplishments
  • Drake University- Team earned first top 25 ranking in school history. Started as a freshman
 Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
  • Chicago Rush 2017-Present
  • Bartlett High School Varsity Assistant Coach 2017-Present
  • Bartlett Travel Soccer 2016-2017
  • Bartlett High School Girls JV Coach 2017
  • Bartlett High School Boys JV 2 Coach 2016
 Why did you begin playing soccer?
  •  I began playing soccer at 4 years old and I have not stopped. I have always been drawn to the beautiful game and it's endless creativity.
 Why do you coach soccer?

I coach because it is one of the best ways to be able to share knowledge of and passion for the game. It is inspiring to help young players develop into exceptional athletes. I also thoroughly enjoy being able to surround myself with people who love the game as much as I do.
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Vladi Velikin
Training Staff
Goalkeeper Coach
[email protected]

USSF Licenses

  •  National F License
Other Licenses
  • ASEP Certified
  • First Aid Certified
 Years Coaching Travel Soccer
  • 1 Year
Playing Experience & Accomplishments
  • Bartlett Travel Soccer Club U15-U17- NISL Premier 1
  • Glenbard North High School 2011-2015
Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
  • Chicago Rush West 2017-Present
  • St Charles East Varsity Goalkeeper Coach 2017-Present
  • Bartlett Travel Soccer Club 2016-2017
  • Bartlett High School Varsity Goalkeeper Coach 2016- Conference Champions
Why did you begin playing soccer?
  • I began playing soccer because all of my relatives played and loved the game, so I wanted to be involved.
Why do you coach soccer?
  • I coach because I want to help young players develop and find a passion for the game.

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Steven Kimel
Goalkeeping Director
USSF Licenses
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NSCAA Licenses
IYS Licenses
Years Coaching Travel Soccer
Playing Experience & Accomplishments
Coaching Experience & Accomplishments
Why did you begin playing soccer?
Why do you coach soccer?

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