Doug Bracken Assumes New Role

August 2, 2023

Longtime Girls Director of Coaching Bracken Assumes New Role as Ohio Elite Soccer
Academy Director of Coaching Development

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (OESA), a leading youth soccer organization dedicated to
developing young talent, is thrilled to announce the transition of longtime Doug Bracken to the
new position of Director of Coaching Development. Bracken will assume his role effective

With a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the soccer community, Bracken brings
a dynamic vision and a passion for player development to Ohio Elite Soccer Academy. As
Director of Coaching Development, he will play a pivotal role in shaping the club's coaching
philosophy, coaching staff, curriculum, and overall program development.
Bracken's appointment marks an exciting chapter for Ohio Elite Soccer Academy as it strives to
further enhance its reputation as a premier youth soccer organization. His extensive background
in coaching and leadership will undoubtedly strengthen the club's commitment to excellence
and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Doug Bracken holds a USSF A Coaching License and is Vice President of Elite Clubs National
League (ECNL), positioning him as an industry expert in coaching and player development.
Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a remarkable ability to nurture young talent, instill a
love for the game, and develop well-rounded athletes both on and off the field.
Speaking about his new role, Bracken expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I am excited to move
into a new chapter in my professional life. In the last several years we have seen an influx in
former OESA players joining our coaching staff. There is a need for mentoring of the next
generation of great coaches at OESA. This role allows me to continue my passion in coaching
while helping develop OESA coaches.”

As Director of Coaching Development, Bracken will collaborate closely with the club’s coaching
staff, providing guidance, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. He will also
contribute to the design and implementation of innovative training methodologies, ensuring that
Ohio Elite Soccer Academy remains at the forefront of soccer education.

About Ohio Elite Soccer Academy:

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (OESA) is a premier youth soccer organization based in Ohio. With
a focus on player development and character building, OESA aims to provide young athletes
with a comprehensive soccer education that fosters both technical and personal growth. The
academy offers elite training programs, competitive league opportunities, and exposure to top-
level competition to help players reach their full potential.

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