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Gary Stephenson, Director of Soccer Development & Performance

Gary Stephenson, dir. of Player development & performance 

Gary Stephenson Dir. of Soccer Development & Performance: Gary Stephenson


Gary Stephenson has held various positions in Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, including as a coaching education instructor, ODP staff coach and, most recently, as Assistant Technical Director. He assumed the role of Director of Soccer Development & Performance in fall of 2017. In this role, Gary works closely with Technical Director Mike Barr to oversee ODP and optimize coaching education. He also develops outreach initiatives to better reach players in under-served communities. Gary serves as the primary point of contact for the Medical Advisory Committee, which works to provide best practices for clubs and organizations. He is the editor of "The Evolving Game," a monthly coaching education newsletter. 

A native of Newcastle, England, Gary started his coaching path from the ground up. His first course was the U.S. Soccer Under-6 module. He now holds a National "A" License. He's coached at the Division II and III collegiate levels and in 2017 helped the U17 Boys Eastern Pennsylvania ODP team win the National US Youth Soccer ODP Championship.