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Steve Locker - Club Owner




Steve has been involved in the game of soccer almost his entire life, including playing four years of varsity soccer at Penn State. He also played professionally with Hannover 96 in Germany. Steve has coached soccer for over 30 years, with many years of collegiate coaching at Harvard, University of Rochester, and Otterbein.

In 2004 Steve founded Locker Soccer Academy with an emphasis on building skill while keeping the joy in the game (and therefore keeping the kids in the game). 2011 brought the select club branch of Locker Soccer, Locker Elite. Along with industry-leading child development experts from Harvard University and The Ohio State University, Steve developed Second Nature Sports in 2013 (now known as Locker Soccer Training). This program combines science based child development with expert level soccer training.

Steve’s passion for keeping kids in sports led him to write the book, “Playing for the Long Run”. He spent time on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America coaching staff and also worked with AC Milan’s top team in Italy. Steve has been the only American to be offered a position working with their youth players on their Academy Staff.

While Steve Can’t coach every team at Locker Elite or lead every class at the Academy, he strongly believes in building a coaching staff that supports and lives out his philosophy for youth soccer.

Locker Elite

330 West Case Rd 
Powell, Ohio 43065
Phone : 614-470-5522
Email : [email protected]
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