About Us

The US Premier Soccer Academy represents the highest level of training you can receive on Long Island.  The Academy was developed with the idea that each and every child has a plan to attain any level they wish and work towards.  We are exetremely passionate about the game and we intend to help each and every child.  Success is not easy and a high work ethic, commitment and discipline is extremely important to reaching goals.  We strive to create this environment and believe the fun comes when your child sees improvement in themselves.  We ask that parents are commited to the success of their children through their actions as well as their words.

Being part of our Academy guarantees you success if you put in the commitment and time.  Every child if given a specific plan on how to achieve the next level of play.  In addition, we use age as a guideline, however we promote based on ability, not age. This way players do not become complacent and are consistently challenged. This will keep the fun in the game for them.

Founder & Business Manager, Don Desroches – A MESSAGE FROM DON…

Don has over 17 years coaching soccer and 6 years in the soccer business.  He is nationally certified as a speed and agility trainer and has a regional coaching license in soccer.  He has coached at the highest levels on Long Island in youth soccer.  His passion is to offer each and every player the opportunities they dream to attain.  He feels that through the sport of soccer, children can build character, become better citizens and improve academically.  At first, he started with the idea of creating a program where there was none and then as time progessed, he realized children and parents needed more direction and planning in soccer.  Too much is left to chance and peer influence.   Contact Don at ddesroches@uspsocceracademy.com

Technical Director and Head Coach, Amanda Hemme

Amanda is a NCAA Division I soccer player who has played for Stony Brook University of the America East Conference.

During her tenure at Stony Brook University, she started many games as a goalkeeper. She helped lead the Seawolves to an America East Semi-final in 2008. She was also a member of the ENYYSA Olympic Development Program for 7 years.

Her coaching experience includes being Assistant Coach for the Long Island United Redwolves U-13 girls’ team. With the Redwolves she won the ENYYSA State Cup in spring 2009. They went on to compete at the Region I Championships in West Virginia with Amanda’s help. She has also been doing individual training for goalkeepers for young keepers of all ages.

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