"We believe the strength of our program lies in the provision of top level coaching and the development and delivery of age and stage appropriate curriculums. Through the knowledge and experience of our staff we can provide the highest level of coaching for all of the programs offered through Soccer Futures."
Michelle Barr is the Curriculum Development and Coach Educational Manager for Soccer Futures, directing all aspects related to curriculum and staff development as well as all Coach Education programs.
Michelle Barr brings a wealth of elite level playing and coaching experience to Soccer Futures programs. She joined Old Dominion in May 2014 after 3 years as a National Youth Coach in Scotland responsible for the National U19, U16, and U15's squads. Prior to her time with the Scottish Football Association Michelle spent 5 years as the assistant coach at Dartmouth College in NH where she also served as the NH ODP Head coach for U16 and U17 squads.
As a former Scottish National Team defender, over a 10 year period, Michelle represented her country with 87 appearances, and brings a wealth of playing experience from across Europe and the U.S. having played in Premier leagues in England, Iceland, USA, as well as most recently as player-coach with Rangers FC in her native Scotland.
Prior to her 5 years working at Dartmouth, Barr coached youth teams in Scotland: Celtic FC, Falkirk FC as well as spending 4 years combining coaching and playing with IBV in Iceland.
Michelle holds the NSCAA National Diploma as well as her UEFA 'A' License and levels 1, 2 and 3 on the Scottish Football Association Children and Youth pathway. She also holds strength and conditioning qualifications from the UKSCA and has served as a National Scout.
Angie Hind is the Director of Soccer Futures and has a wealth of experience coaching at the highest level in the Women’s game. Angie is currently the Head Women’s Coach at Old Dominion University having moved to the Lady Monarch's in March, 2014. Coach Hind came to Norfolk, VA after spending three years back home in her native Scotland developing the women's game at both Premier Club and National Team level with Rangers Football Club and the Scottish Women's National team respectively.
From 2003-2010 Hind spent eight years coaching in the Ivy League as Head Women’s Coach at Dartmouth College in NH.
Prior to her eight years with the Big Green, Angie served as a Football Development Officer with the Scottish Football Association for 5 years, a role which included strategic player development at all levels children to Senior, beginner to elite.
As a successful player Angie represented the Scottish Women’s National Team from 1998-2001, and at club level Captained FC Kilmarnock to back to back trebles winning seasons, lifting every major honor in the Scottish game. Angie has been a featured clinician at the NSCAA National Soccer Convention and is a current UEFA 'A' license holder. She also possesses the UEFA Youth and Children’s license award and during her tenure with the Scottish FA was a Coach Educator and Assessor.
Chris Harmon is a senior staff member for our Soccer Futures programs. Chris is an Assistant coach with the Old Dominion Women’s soccer program but also has great experience in the Men’s game coaching previously at Florida Southern University. His background in the game brings a wealth of knowledge and teamed with his passion for soccer has seen him make a great impact in the development of individual players and teams.
As a player he was a standout as Captain at ODU, receiving First Team NSCAA All-Region and All-CAA recognition whilst ranking 26th nationally in points per game (1.50). After University Chris went on to play in Spain for U.E Cornella before returning to the USA to play with PDL side Des Moines Menace.
Chris currently possesses Coaching qualification from the USSF.
PJ Donnelly directs the Goalkeeping specific programs for Soccer Futures. PJ currently is responsible for coaching the GK’s with the Old Dominion Women’s soccer program but also has previous experience developing many talented youth and senior keepers, both at club and National level.
Donnelly, who hails from Scotland, has an extensive list of coaching accolades. Serving as the goalkeeping and assistant coach for the Rangers Ladies Football Club during the 2014-15 season, he helped lead the program to its highest ever finish, second place, in the 2014 Scottish Women’s Premier League. In doing so, Donnelly specifically coached Scotland international level goalkeepers Khym Ramsay and Claire Johnstone.
Before his stint with the Rangers, Donnelly helped form and eventually coached the Motherwell Ladies Football Club and led the Scotland Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury Program National Team to a bronze medal at the CPISRA Home Nations Tournament in 2013.
As a player, Donnelly represented three different football clubs from 2007 to 2011 including Elgin City, Ross County, and Airdrie United.
Donnelly is a graduate of University of the West of Scotland, where he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science in sports coaching.
He currently possesses the Scottish Football Association GK ‘B’ License and UEFA ‘B’ License.