NSL Announces John Curtis as PDP Director


Northeast Soccer League Announces Fall 2018 PDP Dates
The Northeast Soccer League would like to welcome John Curtis as our new Player Development Program Director.  John will be tasked with the role of taking the PDP program to the next level providing players with high level coaching and the opportunity to participate in competitive game environments against other PDP programs.

John CurtisJohn’s coaching and playing experience includes some of the best clubs in the world including playing for Manchester United between 1997 and 2000 and as a member of their treble winning squad of 1999.  In addition to being one of the highest capped Schoolboys in England’s history he was also the captain of England U15, U16, U18 and U20 national team. John holds the prestigious UEFA A License and is also a US Soccer Grass Roots Instructor coach.  He has worked within youth academies in England, Australia and Italy and with several US clubs across the region.  In addition to the PDP program the league will be working with John on further opportunities for our clubs with supplemental training for players and coach education.  We will also be discussing the opportunity for cross over league play and PDP tournaments.

NSL Technical Director Nick Dunbar added that “This development is a further statement of our intent as a league to provide opportunities for our players, clubs and coaches.  John brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked with US Club and in the PDP program across leagues in New England and New York.  The fact that our players can learn from such a distinguished player and coach along with the other staff will really push the program forwards and we look forward to a great future for our PDP”

When asked about the role John provided the following quote, “I’m excited to be working with another high Caliber US Club Soccer league in the north east and really looking forward to helping selected NSL players within the PDP. John Barata and Nick Dunbar at NSL are great soccer people and I’m delighted to be helping them create more opportunities for players from NSL clubs.”

John Curtis Coaching Experience

  • UEFA A License
  • FA Level 3 (UEFA B)
  • FA level 3 Psychology for Football

John Curtis Playing Experience Includes over 300 appearances at the top level for clubs such as;

  • Manchester United
  • Leicester City
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Barnsley
  • Portsmouth Football Club
  • Queens Park Rangers
  • Sheffield United
  • Preston North End

For further information on the PDP program contact Nick Dunbar, NSL Technical Director at technicaldirector@nslsoccer.org or you can contact John Curtis directly at PDPDirector@nslsoccer.org

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