Now offering college recruiting consultation and guidance!
16 years of collegiate coaching, recruiting, and gameplay experience at your fingertips. Talk with Steve today to set your high school athlete on the path to a successful college career and relationship with sport.
In today’s youth sports culture, parents seem to be in a race to competition. Steve Locker helps reassure parents that a patient approach to sports can work by examining the stages of child development and how they relate to athletic development. Steve uses his nineteen years of collegiate coaching experience, twelve years of child development experience, and his work with more than 15,000 children to understand the process on all levels.
Steve is now offering one-on-one customized college recruiting consultation. Going beyond simple highlight video editing and resume advice, Steve will speak to you and your athlete on the phone, or in person, to efficiently address the needs of your specific situation. Is your child looking at schools that will set them up for a successful college career? Are you setting reasonable goals and taking advantage of the most effective ways to receive scholarship support? Where will your child be happiest?
Steve Locker is the founder of Locker Soccer Academy (2004) and Locker Soccer Training (2013). He has over 16 years of collegiate head coaching experience, including 7 years at Harvard University. He has spent the past 13 years working intensely with young children and has personally worked with over 15,000 children in that time. Steve played collegiate soccer for Penn State and internationally for Hannover 96 in Germany. Steve holds the distinction of being the first American to earn a professional coaching diploma from Germany. His recent book, “Playing For The Long Run” compliments his efforts in fulfilling his passion to educate parents & parent-coaches in youth sports.
Steve leverages his years of on-the-ground experience to speak and consult to a variety of topics including:
- Your College Recruiting and Application Journey
- Parents and Youth Sports
- Healthy Relationships in Sports
- College Athletics Recruiting & Pathways
- Professional Development & Team Building
Words from our clients:
We cannot thank Coach Locker enough for everything he has done for our daughter, Gabby. When Gabby turned 14 or 15 years old, she set a goal to play soccer in college. About that same time, she was lucky enough to join a team full of girls that she really enjoyed, but equally important was the opportunity to be trained and mentored by Coach Locker. He not only taught her how to play the game from a skill standpoint, but also taught her how to approach the game from a training, conditioning, and mental aspect that allowed her to get to the point where she could accomplish her goal of playing in college.
All that was left to do was to manage the exposure and recruiting aspect of being offered spots on a college roster. Coach Locker helped Gabby through the whole process – from narrowing her search to the right fit, to using his contacts throughout the country to secure opportunities for exposure, and to encouraging her to “go for it”. He was there for Gabby (and her mom and I as well) through the whole process. She wouldn’t have had the many opportunities she had without his help.”
Aaron Hollar – Father of West Virginia University committed soccer player Gabby Hollar