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Brent Goulet

Owner & Founder

Coach Brent Goulet is a former USMNT Player, US Olympian, 1987 US Soccer Player of the Year, and former European player & coach. Coach Brent has acquired the German Fusball Lehrer License (UEFA-Pro) which is the highest coaching certification world-wide and requires an invitation to pursue. He is the first American born coach to receive this license.

Our A2D curriculum is inspired by his UEFA-Pro training to develop individual skills in younger players while focusing on the Attention to Detail in how skills are taught and how a player learns. 
While I was still coaching in Germany, the biggest deficiency I would see with US soccer players was being given correct instruction at the youngest level. European players are raised with fundamentals and technical training right from the start, but Americans put their kids on the field and point them in the direction of the goal. I started A2D to address this challenge for those kids with a passion to play the game well.
More information on Brent's extensive soccer achievements: 
  • Former USA Men's National Team and Olympic Player 1986-1990

  • 1987 USA Soccer Athlete of the Year

  • In 2018, he was honored with the Walt Chysowych Distinguished Playing Career Award for his efforts on the 1989 U.S. Futsal team, which was the first U.S. Team (Men or Women) in U.S. Soccer history to capture a medal in FIFA competition.

  • First American-born soccer player to play in England

  • Played 10 years in the German Bundesliga

  • Retired from playing after a broken leg and moved into an assistant coach role in Bundesliga 3 at SV Elversberg and then three years later, promote to become the first American born head coach at this level in German Football history

  • 2012 Nashville Metros USL Team Coach and led the team to their first winning season in a decade

  • Coach Brent's Wiki Page

All supporting coaches are A2D Soccer Skills qualified. They are fluent in each belt category set of skills as well as in coaching those skills. Every experienced coach is overseen by Coach Brent to ensure each of them brings the right attitude to maintain a healthy, happy, and safe environment for students to come and learn.

We hold A2D Soccer staff training sessions to keep ourselves on our toes, address any problems, analyze and improve coaching techniques, and continue to grow as coaches. We are passionate about the improvement of our players and seek to fulfill our roles as leaders in growing their passion for the beautiful game.