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Coaching Staff


With years of professional experience, our coaching team is here to inspire, instruct, and instill a love for soccer in all our players. Each coach brings a unique set of skills and a passionate approach to the game, ensuring every player achieves their full potential. Get to know them better and see how they can help your young athlete reach their goals!

Janet Albert

Director of Coaching

Janet boasts a 23-year soccer coaching career, with highlights including five years at Warren Township High School and four years at Sockers FC Chicago, plus holding USSF National Youth and C licenses. Her commitment to youth development shone as Director of Coaching for Illinois Youth Soccer's Inner City Youth Program and as an Olympic Development Coach from 2004 to 2013, significantly impacting ODP and FIRE ACADEMY players. In 2012, she founded Honor Soccer Club, now part of Eclipse Elite Soccer Club, enhancing travel soccer players' technical skills. Janet's expertise was further acknowledged in 2019 as an assistant coach for the WPSL team Milwaukee Torrent, marking her as a distinguished figure in soccer coaching and development.

Teagon Albert

Trainer & Administrative Director

Teagon, a 2022 Olivet Nazarene University alumna, excelled in soccer and diving during her collegiate years, serving as captain for both teams. Holding a Bachelor's in Elementary Education with minors in Spanish and ESL, she combines her passion for teaching with exceptional technical training skills, coaching young athletes with patience. After playing semi-professionally for the Milwaukee Torrent in 2019, she's now pursuing her Master's at the University of Northern Colorado, contributing to their Division I Diving team. Teagon looks forward to rejoining the semi-professional soccer scene and continuing her role as a technical trainer at Advantage in summer 2023, embodying a unique blend of athletic, academic, and coaching excellence.

Rob Williams

Speed Trainer & Coach

Coach Rob, a dedicated PE teacher and father of five, leverages his rich athletic background and 16-year fitness industry experience to inspire others. A former Division 1 athlete at Auburn University and the University of Massachusetts, he transitioned from professional arena football to a fitness career, excelling in various settings from gyms to personalized training. With a certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Rob is passionate about enhancing performance and achieving fitness goals, applying the same dedication and enthusiasm that marked his own athletic journey.

Ella Richards

Part-Time Trainer

Ella rejoins our summer program for a second year, leveraging her extensive experience and passion for soccer. A longstanding member of the Advantage family since U8, she has distinguished herself as a remarkable player at D1 Boston College, known for her exceptional goal-scoring skills. Ella's vibrant energy, enthusiasm, and deep soccer insight make her more than just a coach; she's an inspiring role model for athletes. As she returns this summer, we're excited for the positive impact and motivation she brings, enhancing our program and inspiring athletes to excel.

Jenny Staten

Part-Time Trainer

Jenny brings a holistic approach to player development, emphasizing the importance of skill refinement, strategic thinking, and character building both on and off the field. By drawing from her own experiences as a collegiate athlete, her comprehensive understanding of the game and the US soccer landscape, her goal is to empower each player to reach their full potential. She has been a part of Advantage Soccer Academy since 2013, and has taken on a coaching role at Advantage the past 5 years. Additionally she has vast experience in individual and small group training for both goalkeepers and field players to enhance their all around skills. 



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