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Developing Players On and Off the Field with Master Coach Danielle C Fagan

Developing Players On and Off the Field with Master Coach Danielle C Fagan




Danielle Fagan 

Danielle is passionate about coaching. After earning an MBA and spending 10 years in corporate America, she decided to pursue her love of the game, competition 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. 

In addition, she also runs a coaching business Danielle Fagan Coaching for anyone 18 and older.  Danielle draws on her experiences growing up as a multisport and current endurance athlete, and being an entrepreneur to help people reach their goal while having a winner's mindset.  Her coaching focuses on creating champions in sports, business, wellness and life.

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 has also been on various local and national staffs for camps and academies.

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's programs 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 marketing executive 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 and Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Georgia in September 2019 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.


U.S. Soccer
Talent Scout, Girls Youth National Teams (August 2020-Present)

Colonial Soccer Club

Technical Director (April 2017-Present)
Head Trainer, Girls Teams (2015-2020)

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

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

Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)
Game Scout, ECNL Player Identification Program (2009)

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

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

United Soccer Coaches (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America - NSCAA)
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

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 - 2020)

Villanova University 

Assistant Coach, Women's 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
Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Online Course, 2018
7v7 Grassroots Online Coaching Course, 2019

United Soccer Coaches (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America - NSCAA)
7v7/9v9 Diploma, 2022
4v4 Diploma, 2021

Advanced Technical Training: Individual and Pairs Defending Diploma, 2020
Advanced Technical Training: Passing Patterns and Functional Training Diploma, 2020
Key Moments in the Game Diploma, 2020
Special Topics Diploma, Creating Talent, 2020
Developing A Team Philosophy and Purpose Diploma, 2020
Foundations of Coaching Diploma, 2019
Special Topics Diploma, Director of Coaching, 2023

Special Topics Diploma, Sports Psychology and Individual Mental Skills, 2019
Special Topics Diploma, LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion, 2016
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

American Red Cross CPR/AED, 2020
U.S. Center for SafeSport, 2022
U.S. Soccer Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments, 2020

CDC Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports Training, 2022
NSCAA Diploma Course: Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer, 2016
NFHS Course: Concussion in Sports - What You Need To Know, 2010

Center for Ethical Youth Coaching, Level 1 Youth Coach, 2014
The FA - Psychology of Soccer, 2004
U.S. Futsal Federation Coaching Certification, 2011
U.S. Soccer Foundation's Coach-Mentor Blueprint Training, 2023

All background checks and clearances are up to date and provided upon request.
Fully vaccinated and boosted.


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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