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Disney Coaching Staff


John Gregg - Elite Owner Operator / Director


Director and Owner of Elite Soccer Academy, John Gregg has been a part of US Youth Soccer's East Region (Former Region 1) ODP Staff for over 15 years, a staff coach United Soccer Coaches (USC for NSCAA) National Goalkeeping Staff, and has been involved with soccer for his entire life as a player, club and high school coach, and professional indoor player.


As a player, John has played at all levels, he is a member of the 1992 DII NCAA National Championship team, a member of a collegiate senior all star team, and played professionally indoors for the Harrisburg Heat for 8 years.  John has developed a number of programs and curriculum's being used by many of the youth clubs and academy programs in the central PA area. He has brought a number of great programs, events, and tournaments to Pennsylvania and the programs are a great way for teams, coaches, and players to develop their game at all levels. Elite Soccer Academy continues to grow and is always looking forward to the development of youth soccer with many programs and events it has to offer.


'John Gregg is an invaluable senior staff coach in our Region l Girls' ODP program. John is an exceptionally talented coach. He is a wonderful teacher and has a passion for helping players reach their full potential while enjoying the sport they love. We are very fortunate to have John as one of our elite level coaches.'  

- Sue Ryan, Region 1 Girls ODP Head Coach


'The programs that John Gregg has devised follows the player development philosophy held by US Youth Soccer.  The opportunity for the players to receive guidance to improve their game will be invaluable.  Coach Gregg has designed a professional developmental plan that will no doubt benefit many young American players.' - Sam Snow, US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching


'John Gregg is second to none at creating opportunity for his players. The formula seems simple... Train your players hard, challenge them to succeed, then introduce them to opportunities. I have never seen more scholarships and playing opportunities given under the leadership of one Coach. Looking forward to putting some of his methods into my coaching techniques.' - Rich Adams, Youth Club and High School Coach

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Gary 'Rossi' Ross - Staff Coach / Director Lancaster

Kelly Mehalko - Staff Coach / Director Pittsburgh

  • USSF "C" License

  • 33 Years Coaching

  • USYS Youth National License

  • Region 1 ODP Staff

  • Pa West ODP Head Coachirl

  • Director of Coaching at Pittsburgh Football Club

  • Former D1 Asst. coach

  • Steel City F.C Head Coach-Amateur women’s team associated with the WPSL

Fernando Carrizo - Staff Coach / Director Lehigh Valley 

  • USSF C (in transition to the USSF B)

  • USSF National Youth License

  • NSCAA Director of Coaching

  • NSCAA Advanced Diploma

  • 2009 New York Red Bulls High School Coach (Pennsylvania)

  • 2014 Moravian Academy Upper School 1A State Champions

  • 2012 FC Sonic NPSL National Champions

Jason Edwards - Staff Coach 

  • USSF "C" License

  • Football Association of Wales ‘C’ Certificate 

  • Director of Coaching at Pittsburgh Football Club

  • Former D1 Asst. coach

Charlotte Elrod - Staff Coach / Goalkeeper Coach

  • NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma

  • Region 1 ODP Staff Coach

  • Former NCAA Division 1 Goalkeeper

  • FC Europa Club Coaching Staff

  • FC Europa Goalkeeping Staff

Gabe Kleinert - Staff Coach

  • USSF "C" License

  • NSCAA National Diploma

  • Courver Youth Diploma

  • Region 1 ODP Staff Coach

  • Pa West ODP Staff Coach

  • Asst Coach Westminster College Women's Soccer

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