Meet Karlyl, coach at the french football academy !

Tell us about yourself 

My name is karlyl Simon and I go by coach K, I have been playing soccer since I was 5 years old. It has been an important part of my life. I went to college for business but while I was there, I realized that it wasn't for me so I got into coaching soccer.
In my free time I like to go biking and motorcycle ride for fun.

What type of coaching degree do you have and Where did you get it ?

I have 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 coaching licenses and I received them online from the U.S soccer learning center.

Tell us about your soccer player experience ?

Yes, I played soccer for Ramapo Valley Soccer club (2010-2014), Eagles soccer club in NPSL.  (2015-2016), Monroe community College (2018-2019) and Missile FC in the Cosmo league (2019- 2021).  My main position is winger or forward, but I played right back for the Eagles.

When did you join the FFF ?

I joined the FFF Academy during summer 2021 and I now coach the U9  Manhattan (Maignan) team.

What is your coaching philosophy ?

Possession is crucial and I believe in Possession based soccer but I try to include different style based on the quality of players I have.

What is your favorite team and best player ?

My favorite team is Chelsea and my favorite player is Drogba. Best player is Lionel Messi.