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Meet Our Coaches

Our staff coaches are experienced players as well as coaches. Our curriculum is designed to elevate players from basic skill execution to advanced performance techniques that help players achieve their competitive soccer goals.

All Core Soccer Academy Coaches

  • Chris Sharpe

    Core Goalkeeper Academy Director

    About Chris Sharpe


    Representative Football
    2000/2001 Australian U/20 World Youth Championships Team
    2004 Australian U/23 Athens Olympic Games Team

    Club Football
    1998-2000: Blackburn Rovers Football Club
    2000/2001: Southampton Football Club
    2001-2003: Northern Spirit Football Club
    2003/2004: Parramatta Power Football Club
    2004/2005: Chesterfield Football Club
    2006 – 2007: Viborg FF
    2007-08:  Koge Boldklub
    2008-2012: Colorado Rapids. (MLS USA)

    Coaching History
    2013 – Current: Colorado Rapids First Team Goalkeeper Coach. (MLS)
    2010: Regis University Men’s Goalkeeper Coach.
    2009 – Current: US Soccer Men’s Colorado Training Center Goalkeper Coach.
    2008- Current: Colorado Rapids Academy Director of Goalkeeping.
    2008 – Current: Core Goalkeeper Academy Director

    1993-1999 Graduated The Hills Grammar School (Australia)

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    Craig Deacon

    Core Soccer Academy Owner and Director of Coaching

    About Craig Deacon

    Coaching Experience
    1993-1997 Youth team trainer, Barnsley Football Club
    1996: Youth team trainer, Chesterfield Football Club
    2002-2009: Colorado Arsenal
    2009-2010: Staff coach, Colorado Rapids (MLS)
    2005-2010: Head Coach, Colorado Force (W-League)
    2002-Present: Owner & Director of Coaching, Core Soccer Academy
    2010-Present: Technical Director, Colorado Storm Academy FC

    Playing Experience
    Barnsley Football Club (English Professional Division One)
    Chesterfield Football Club (English Professional Division Two)
    Doncaster Football Club (English Professional Division Two)
    St. Gregory’s University (NAIA)
    Boulder Rapids – (Colorado Rapids reserve team)
    Colorado Lightening (PSAL – Professional Soccer Arena League)

    Coaching Licenses
    USSF A License
    NSCAA Premier Diploma
    F.A. Coaching License
    First Aid Certified                

    Degree in Health & Sports Science – St. Gregory’s University 1997-2002
    Minor in Sports Medicine – St. Gregory’s University 1997-2002

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    Phil Cooper

    Core Soccer Academy Director of Coaching

    About Phil Cooper

    Coaching Experience
    2010-Present: Colorado Storm Academy F.C. Director of Coaching
    2012-2013: Storm Academy FC U11 Select Girls
    2012-2013: Storm Academy FC U13 Select Girls
    2009: Fort Collins Soccer Club Coach
    2009-2010: Assistant Coach Colorado Force
    2001-2004: Assistant Women’s Coach Northwestern Oklahoma State University
    2005-2010: Fort Collins Soccer Club

    Playing Experience
    2008-2010: Fort Collins Fury (Arena Indoor Soccer)
    1997-2000: Saint Gregory’s University  4 year starter, 2 conference titles, 2 regional titles, 2 appearances in Elite 8 National Finals
    2001-2002: Texas Spurs (PDL)
    1992-1996: Reading School Boys

    Coaching Licenses
    NSCAA Premier Diploma
    English Preliminary Coaching Certificate

    2004: M.A. Education  Northwestern Oklahoma State University
    2001: B.S. in Health & Sports Science with secondary area of concentration in Psychology, Saint Gregory’s University

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Street Address

Core Goalkeeper Academy
PO Box 351172
Westminster, CO 80035

Contact: E-mail

Chris Sharpe // chris@coresoccer.com // 970.324.3757
Craig Deacon // craig@coresoccer.com // 970.310.0115
Phil Cooper // phil@coresoccer.com // 970.232.4844