coaches

Our coaches have years of experience as players, as fans, and have turned those experiences into a passion to coach the Beautiful Game. That passion stems from a desire to see players of all abilities develop and grow each time they step on the field. Our coaching heritage is rich from coaches who have poured into, developed, and challenged our staff to work hard each day and reach peaks we never thought were possible. Those men and women have shaped us and sparked in us a desire to pour into players and to coach and develop other coaches locally and around the world. We desire for each of our sessions to maximize touches on the ball and in doing so increase confidence, strengthen awareness, sharpen the tactical understanding and create an environment where coming to play the beautiful game is what it should be, FUN.

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Thaddaeus Taylor

Thaddaeus played Division 1 Soccer at Liberty University before moving to England and playing professionally. Thad’s passion for the game centers on technique and ball mastery. He fell in love with Futsal and played in the top division in England and had the opportunity to represent the USA Futsal National Team. Thad received his coaching badges through the English FA while living and playing in England.  He is currently working on his UEFA B License through the English FA. He has had the opportunity to coach on all six FIFA recognized continents and worked with various professional clubs in the process including: Tottenham F.C. (England), Southampton F.C. (England), Middlesbrough F.C (England)., Club Atletico Paranaense (Brazil), and Coritiba F.C (Brazil). Thad sees Advantage Academy as an opportunity to use the beautiful game to grow and develop the NWA community, connect people with a similar passion, and encourage the growth of the game in the USA.

Contact: 832-977-8587

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Hayden Taylor

Hayden lived in England during his developmental years and fell in love with the Beautiful Game with the English Premier League on his doorstep. The European style of play pushed him at a young age to develop his tactical awareness and a desire to shape young players to understand movement and teamwork from a global perspective. His journey coaching has propelled him to coach on three continents. Hayden Taylor is a Sports Management Major at the University of Arkansas. He played for Texans Soccer Club, a nationally known club that has become a household name in the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy after winning the U-18 Developmental Academy in 2017. Hayden is currently assisting with the Arkansas Razorback Women’s Soccer Team and pursuing his coaching badges through the US Soccer Federation. Advantage was born out of his desire to coach players and coaches and help them achieve their highest potential on and off the field.

Contact: Phone: 832-470-3708