"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.
Samuel Thomas directs the Goalkeeping specific programs for Soccer Futures. Samuel is currently responsible for coaching the keepers with the Old Dominion Women's Soccer program.
Thomas, a St Louis, MO native, has spent the past 7 years honing his craft, coaching goalkeepers at the collegiate level. At his previous position at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Thomas helped SIUE's keepers to break the school shutout record in 2015; in 2016, SIUE shutout Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament, advancing to the 2nd round following 2 saves from SIUE's keeper in PKs. Before taking the position at SIUE, he was a head coach at Eastern Oregon University and a goalkeeper coach for St Louis' WPSL club.
Thomas played his college soccer at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, where he was a first team All-Region goalkeeper in 2009, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2010 and an All-Conference goalkeeper all four years.
Thomas has his Advanced National License as well as his Goalkeeper Level 3 License from the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA). He also has an E License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).