Coaching philosophy: My philosophy is to develop players as total soccer players. No part of the game can or is skipped, the best defender must learn how to finish a chance on goal and the best forward must learn how to defend. Players are encouraged to play various positions to enhance their development. Total Game = Total Soccer!!

Soccer is played with effort and running, but skill is the beauty of the game and skill produces wins! That’s why increasing a player’s soccer skill level is a priority of my and is what drives my training sessions and philosophy on developing players.
Developing soccer players has always been my strength and my passion. Teaching the game of soccer to players of all skill levels and that’s my love. Seeing their potential, fine tuning their skills, motivating them and increasing their confidence to compete and win. In doing this teams begin to be molded with strong skilled players. That is what it is all about for me as a soccer coach.
Elite Soccer Training Stresses: Obviously, more dedicated participants will receive the most growth and experience from the trainings. From this program, let it be known that collegiate, regional and national players are fostered.
Elite Soccer Training: provides Mini-Camps, Stryker Clinics, Defensive Training, Team Trainings, Conditioning Programs, College Prep/Elite Training, Private and Semi-Private Lessons.
Elite Soccer Training: is a neutral soccer training entity that works side by side with elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, daycares, local recreational programs, club teams, and premier soccer leagues throughout the United States.
Elite Soccer Training: provides supplemental soccer training in a unique, positive training environment for players of all levels, ages and abilities.
Elite Soccer Training: focuses weekly on individual player development in the area of footskills (moves, trapping, and touch), passing, shooting, and field awareness fundamentals.

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Coach Ray’s Resume
Playing experience: 31 years

Member as club player of: Western Kentucky United,
Marshall County Soccer Assoc.

High School level: Varsity 4 years at Marshall County High School (Benton, Ky)
4 District Titles/ 3 Regional Titles
2 Final Four Appearances

College level: Western Kentucky University Soccer Club President &
Player/ 3yrs.

Coaching experience: 20 years


Club level: Western Kentucky United, Marshall County Soccer Assoc.,
Bowling Green Soccer Assoc., Signal Mountain Soccer
Assoc., Lookout Mountain Assoc., Chattanooga Express,
Redoubt, Chattanooga Assault Futbol Club, North River
Soccer Assoc.

Secondary School level: Marshall County High School (Benton, Ky)
Assistant 2 years 1993-94
Head Coach Junior Varsity 1993-94
Varsity State Final Four appearances
Undefeated seasons as JV coach

Girls Preparatory School (Chattanooga, Tn)
Varsity Assistant Coach 1997-2000

Lutheran Middle School Coach (Chattanooga, Tn)
Head Coach 2000

CSLA Middle School Coach (Chattanooga, Tn)
Head Coach 2005

Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tn)
Varsity Middle School Coach 2006
Undefeated season 10-0-3
TVAC Conference & Tournament Title

Soccer Camp Staff Coach: Marshall County High School
Syracuse University
Vanderbilt University Elite
Evansville University
Western Kentucky University
Indiana University
University of North Carolina
Duke University
Tennessee Soccer Academy
Elite Training Mini-Camps Director

Personal Trainer: 17 years

Trained and coached various college players playing in these DI conferences:
ACC, SEC, MVC, Southern Conference, OVC, Big Ten.

Contact for reference:

Marshall Ray (University of Evansville)
Robbie Church (Duke)
Billy Lesesne (Duke)
John Rennie (Duke)
Mike Jocobs (University of Evansville)
JD Kyzer (UTC)
Fred Schmaltz (Former University of Evansville Coach)
Mick Lyons (Indiana University)
Mike Fietag (Indiana University)
Ronnie Hill (Vanderbilt University)
Tim McClements (Vanderbilt University)
Sean Holmes (Drake University)
David Holmes (Western Kentucky Unversity)
Ben Popoola (Appalachian State University)
Chris Lenzo (University of Kentucky)
Ricky Zambrano (LSU)
Becky Fletcher (Auburn Univeristy)
Andy McMorran (Ireland U-18 National Team Coach)
Marlon Charles (Trinidad Assistant Women’s National Team Coach)
Ajit Korgaoker (TNFC Coaching Director)
Jon Schneider (Impact Coaching Director)
Marcogiulio Piccillo (Quest Coaching Director)
Justin Bernax (Metro F.C. Coaching Director, St. Louis)
Dustin Ottesen (West Side Coaching Director Indianapolis)
Will Kessler (Girls Prep School)
Jimmy Weekly (Baylor Prep School)
Curtis Blair (Redoubt Coaching Director)
Sean McDaniel (Tennessee ODP Coach)
Don Walker (Marshall County High School)
Stacey Bradley (Marshall County High School)
Chris Johnson (IUPUI)
Mo Cato (IUPUI)


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