About Us

Our main objectives are to provide an exciting and educational experience which is fun and allows each participant to improve his or her technical, tactical, and physical aspects of play.

Our curriculum focuses on ball skill, highlighting first touch, receiving and passing. Players will be divided by age and ability and competitive demands and instruction are geared differently for each level. Soccer-related games and fun-oriented competitions are utilized to emphasize the skills and topics of the day.

Each and every camp day is filled with technical and tactical instruction and training from highly experienced and licensed soccer coaches that care deeply about your development, enjoyment, and healthy competition as a growing soccer player.

We have a strong staff of educators, all of whom are dedicated to teaching young people and coaching the game of soccer.




Director: Erin Sullivan

  • Varsity Men's Soccer Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Williams College
  • USSF "A" Coaching License and NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • Captain & All New England Goalkeeper on Williams College 1995 National Championship team
  • 2005 NSCAA New England and 7-time Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 15 seasons at Western New England University
  • Former President and Director of the Western New England Soccer Academy in Springfield, MA
  • Staff Member at The Soccer Academy at Williams from 1993-2005



Founder & Director Emeritus: Mike Russo

  • Former Varsity Men's Soccer Coach and Coordinator of Physical Education at Williams College, USSF Licensed Coach
  • Compiled a 438-116-60 record in 36 seasons at Williams and led the Ephs to 6 NCAA Final Four appearances, and the 1995 National Title
  • 1984, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2006 New England Division III Coach of the Year
  • 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995 National Division III Coach of the Year
  • 2003 NESCAC Coach of the Year
  • 2004, 2006 NEISL Coach of the Year


Staff

  • Tommy Crabill - Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Williams & Berkshire Ajax coach, former collegiate player at Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Scot Botto - Former Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at MCLA & Berkshire Ajax coach
  • Greg Caproni - Former Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Southern Vermont College & Berkshire Ajax coach
  • Derek Cece - Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Williams, Berkshire Ajax coach, and former standout soccer player at Mt. Greylock HS, Loomis Chaffee, and Middlebury College
  • Peter Mendel - Curry College Head Coach and former standout soccer player at Hoosac Valley HS and Endicott College
  • Coaches and players from top collegiate programs including Williams and several other nationally recognized programs