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DIRECTOR

Danielle Fagan 

Danielle is passionate about soccer. After earning an MBA and spending just under 10 years in corporate America, she decided to pursue her love of the game and share it with others. Taking what she learned on the soccer fields, in the classroom and in the business world, Danielle has created programs to help soccer players become better athletes and all-around successful people in their pursuits beyond the field.

 

A player and coach at many levels, she has over 30 years of experience. A native of Massachusetts, Danielle participated in youth soccer as a member of local club teams, ODP and the Bay State Games. She continued her playing career at Division 1 Villanova University, where she captained the team in her final season.  While in graduate school at Villanova, Danielle served as an assistant coach for the women's team for three seasons, and as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for both the men's and women's soccer programs, as well as other varsity sports during her last year of study.

 

Upon graduation and entry into the workforce, Danielle began to coach with Lower Merion Soccer Club. She has worked with many other local clubs.  She can also be found on many area soccer camp and academy staffs, as well as the Region 1 ODP.

 

In addition, Fagan was the Head Coach of the Conestoga High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team from 2004 through 2010 where she compiled a record of 116-15-5, as well as 5 League Titles, 1 District Title and 2 State Championships and a National ranking of 21.  Danielle also spent a year as the Assistant Director of Coaching for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer where she oversaw the coaching education program.  Fagan also runs  Danielle Fagan Coaching  to motivate, inspire, empower, and educate coaches, professionals, student-athletes and organizations to achieve peak performance and build successful championship teams and leaders through life lessons from sports.  And she is a manufacturer's representative for North America's largest online health and wellness company.

 

In her free time, Danielle continues to challenge herself off the field as a triathlete and competitor.  In February of 2007, Fagan hiked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, completed the Philadelphia Marathon in November 2010 as well as Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City in September 2018 among other races.  She frequently shares her own experiences with players to convey her philosophy. On the same trip to Africa in 2007, Danielle visited an orphanage to donate soccer gear and equipment and play soccer with the children; and as part of her marathon training, Danielle raised over $1,600 for the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of her  grandmother.

Experience

Colonial Soccer Club
Technical Director (April 2017-Present)
Head Trainer, Girls Teams (2015-Present)

Conestoga High School 
Head Coach, Girls' Varsity Soccer (2004-2010)

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer 
Assistant Director of Coaching (2010-2011)
Head Coach, Girls Olympic Development Program (2007- 2016) 
Staff Instructor, USSF License Coaching Education (2010 - 2011)

FC DELCO
Head Coach, Girls' Premier Teams (2007-2010) 

Lower Merion Soccer Club
Head Coach, Girls' Travel Teams (1997-2009)

National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Instructor, Coaching Academy Staff (2005-2009)

Radnor Soccer Club
Director of Training, Girls' Program (2005-2013)

Positive Coaching Alliance
Associate Trainer (2015-2018)
Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons 
Becoming a Triple Impact Competitor

TEYSA/FC EUROPA
Head Coach, Girls' Premier and Academy Teams (2009-2014)
Technical Director, Girls' Premier Teams (2010) 

US Youth Soccer
National Instructor, Coaching Education (2010)
Staff Coach, East Region Olympic Development Program (2008 - Present)

Villanova University 
Assistant Coach, Womens' Soccer (1992-1995)
Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning (1995-1996)
Player, Women's Soccer (1989-1992); Captain (1992)

Coaching Licenses and Certifications

United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
International Coaching Education Workshop In Madrid, Spain, 2010
A License, 2008
Y License, 2007
B License, 2005
C License, 2000
D License, 1999
E License, 1997
F License, 2015

United Soccer Coaches (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America - NSCAA)
Special Topics Course, "Igniting Teams, Inspiring Dreams", 2009
Premier Diploma, 2006
Goalkeeping Institute State Diploma, 2005
Advanced National Diploma, Pass with Distinction, 2004
National Diploma, Pass with Distinction, 2002

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach Certification
Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons, 2011
Developing Triple-Impact Competitors, 2010

Other Certifications
Center for Ethical Youth Coaching, Level 1 Youth Coach, 2014
United States Futsal Federation Coaching Certification, 2011
CPR, AED and First Aid, 2018
The FA - Psychology of Soccer, 2004
NFHS Course: Concussion in Sports - What You Need To Know, 2010
NSCAA Diploma Course: Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer, 2016
CDC Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports Training, 2017

Awards


2018 Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee

2008 Main Line Life High School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year 

2007 NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year (East)

2007 NSCAA State Girls Coach of the Year for Pennsylvania Large School

2007 PSCA AAA Girls Coach of the Year (PA)

2007 Southeastern PA Soccer Coaches Association High School Girls Coach of the Year

2007 Daily Local News High School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

2007 Main Line Times High School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

2007 Main Line Life High School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

2006 Main Line Today "Best of the Main Line" High School Coach 

2004 Main Line Times High School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

2004 Main Line Life High School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

 

 

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