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Janet Albert - Owner/Director of Coaching

Janet Albert, Director of Advantage Soccer Academy (founded in 2003).  Janet brings 23 years of soccer coaching and development including 5 years of women's soccer coaching at Warren Township High school in Gurnee, IL, and 4 years of coaching at the nationally ranked club, Sockers FC Chicago. Janet has a USSF National Youth coaching license coupled with a USSF National C license.  Janet is the former Director of Coaching for the Inner City Youth Program which is run by the IYSA.  She has been an Olympic Development Coach (ODP) from 2004-2013.  Janet has aided in the development of several state, regional and national ODP players as well as FIRE ACADEMY PLAYERS and has had been apart of the Regional II ODP Staff in the past.  In 2012, Janet founded Honor Soccer Club which became the North Division of Eclipse Elite Soccer Club providing excellent technical developmental player progression in the travel soccer arena.  Janet has now moved on to full time training athletes to achieve a higher standard in the sport of soccer and futsal. Janet is currently an assistant coach for the WPSL team Milwaukee Torrent.  Come out and see a game.  Great atmosphere for young players to gleam a vision of the next level. Visit Milwaukee Torrent homepage. 

Read and follow former Advantage trainer DJ Albert 

DJ Albert is a former soccer player at the University of Cincinnati playing at the center-mid position. D.J. is a ‘D’ National licensed coach and coached for Classic Hammer Soccer Club in Ohio. D.J was a 4 year State and Regional Team member earning 2 Regional titles and 1 National title. DJ toured in France and Holland in 2007 and 2008 respectively. DJ has been playing semi-pro with the Cincinnati Kings for the past 4 years. DJ recently played indoor professional league with the Cincinnati Kings.   DJ has personally trained soccer players to "Gain the Advantage" for over 10 years.  DJ now lives near Joliet with his beautiful wife Kristi.  DJ is a member of the Chicago Mustangs that just won a national championship 2018.  The Mustangs are back in the 1st Division.  What an accomplishment.  To follow DJ professional journey like his FB page here.

Brett Robinson- Assistant Director of Coaching

 Brett played Men's Soccer for Trinity International University in Deerfield for 4 years.  In that time he was a three-time CCAC All-Academic Team (2013-2015) and NCCAA Scholar-Athlete (2015). Brett was an outstanding player and supported teammate for the Trojans.  He recently interned with Honor Soccer Club in December 2015 through May 2016. Beyond measure, Brett was able to run training sessions, coach Honor travel games, give proper feedback, and help players make technical corrections.  Brett's approach and kind spirit was well accepted by the Honor Soccer Club athletes and coaching staff. Brett currently achieved his "D" USSF license and coached Trinity International as a Graduate Assistant for the Men's Soccer team and graduated with a MA In Leadership in spring of 2018. Brett currently works for College Park Athletic Club in Deerfield, IL and has also earned a certificate in CSCS (Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and FMS (Functional movement screen level II).

Keaton Albert - Staff Coach

Keaton Albert played for the Chicago Fire Academy, which is a member of the United States Soccer Federation's Developmental Academy program, the highest club soccer level in the nation. Keaton has received many outstanding acknowledgements at the state, regional, and national level. He has been a member of the Illinois Olympic Development Program at the state team and regional team levels, participated in an overseas tour in Barcelona, Spain, he won the Dallas Cup in 2008, and in 2010 he led his Chicago Fire team in winning prestigious U-16 Developmental Academy National Championship held in the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California. Currently, his Fire U-18 team is currently ranked #1 in the country. Keaton was also a staff trainer for the Inner City Soccer Program and staff coach for the Advantage Soccer Academy for the past 5 years. Keaton holds is a USSF ‘E’ licensed and currently trains Goal-Keepers and field players how to “Gain the Advantage”.  Keaton went on to play at Indiana Wesleyan University where he earned several accolades and led his team a final 8 finish in the NAIA tournament.  Keaton played 1 season with the Railhawks from N.C. and currently coaches for Castle Soccer Club in N.C.

Rick Murgas - Staff Coach

Rick Murgas has been playing and coaching soccer in the Chicago land area since 1977.  He is currently the basic training coordinator for the Chicago Kickers.  He has a ‘D’ National license and received the IYSA's top honor of Coach of the Year for 2005.  He currently coaches and plays for the Chicago Kickers which has been in existence since the 1950's.  in the past Rick has been a teacher at the Grayslake Montessori School where he specialized in early child development.   Rick currently aides in running a family dental practice in Grayslake Click Here For link to Dental Practice, Barabra Pintz, A DDS.


Teagon Albert -Trainer

Teagon is continuing her soccer career at Olivet Nazarene University. Teagon, a former member of the Eclipse Select ECNL team, is pursuing a career in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. Teagon has an amazing passion for teaching and hopes to teach abroad after College.  Teagon is a very good technical trainer. Her own hard work and dedication brought her up to college level of play after rejoining the sport of soccer at age 14 after incurring career ending injuries as a pre-elite gymnast. Teagon is mostly available for training in the summers due to the high demands of college. Teagon is currently playing for the WPSL team Milwaukee Torrent and will continue her college soccer play at Olivet in the fall.

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Gurnee, Illinois 60031
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