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Coaching For Life Academy

Academy Leaders

Joe Cummings

Joe Cummings is the founder and president of Manage Your Soccer Club, a consulting service that provides targeted leadership, management, and partnership solutions to soccer organizations of all levels. Joe has been a pioneer of soccer in the United States for over 40 years. His career has encompassed experiences on both the coaching and administrative side, covering the youth, high school, college, and professional game.

Joe has served as both CEO and president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Hs is also one of only two coaches in the history of the Central Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association to receive all four major awards: Coach of the Year, District Champions, Outstanding Contributor, and the Sportsmanship Award. He was inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame in 2000.

Joes brings significant experience to the Jerry Smith Coaching for Life Academy, which includes working as an Assistant General Manager and Technical Director of the New England Revolution (MLS), President and General Manager of the Boston Breakers, Director of Operations for the Birmingham venue of the 1996 Olympic Games soccer tournament, and venue managers in Boston and Philadelphia during the 1999 and 2003 Women's World Cups.

Cummings has a degree in sociology from Providence College and a master's in education from Springfield College.