Meet Maxime, coach at the french football academy !
Tell us about yourself !
I started playing soccer at age 6 and fell in love with the sport. I played non-stop until I was 19, and had the opportunity to play in the French National Youth Division with professional players. Soccer helped me obtain the level of dedication and commitment required at an elite level.
After I decided to stop playing soccer competitively, I worked as a firefighter in France for over 10 years.
When did you join the French Football Academy ?
In 2019, I moved in New York City with my wife, who is American. I started working with FFF Academy 2 years ago as the Head Coach of the 2010 Manhattan team. I’ve had the opportunity to grow within the Club, becoming the Youth Program Coordinator in February 2022.
I’m currently working on my coaching certifications; I completed the Grassroots curriculum and will be moving on to the D License before the end of 2022.
What is your coaching philosophy ?
What is your favorite team and best player ?