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Kyle Martyn joined STA in the summer of 2021 as the Girls Academy Director. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, the former professional player will help in managing and directing the Girls Academy as well as provide support, guidance, and leadership to the Girls Program and STA as a whole. 

 

Having worked in Youth Soccer for more than a decade, Kyle has gained valuable perspective in the U.S. Soccer landscape and will be able to pull on these perspectives to grow and strengthen the experience our players have at STA. Coaching wise he has achieved many successes with his teams at the State, Regional, and National level as well has been immersed in the college recruiting process on the girls side in providing guidance and direction to ensure our female players have the best platform possible to play at some of the top collegiate programs in the region. 

 

Prior to his coaching experience Kyle was a Regional All American at Alvernia University and has played professionally amongst numerous clubs throughout the USL, MLS, NPSL and the Major Indoor Soccer League as well. 

 

Holding a B.S. in Sport Management with Epsion Sigma honors as well as a USSF ‘A’ License, Kyle’s vast experience both from a playing and coaching point of of view will prove of tremendous worth to STA’s players, staff, and community. 


Kyle can be reached at kyle@stasoccer.org with any questions relating to the Girls Academy, college recruitment, or the Girls Program at STA as a whole.

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Kelly Sims is STA's Zone 1 Girls Director and behind Executive Director Shane Bullock, is the longest serving staff member currently working at STA. During her time at STA Kelly has forged herself an ever growing reputation in the game. She has become one of the few females in the country to undertake her U.S Soccer National A Youth License and U.S Soccer Talent Scout License while she is also a current member of the U.S Club Soccer Id2 Girls National Staff. In addition to the work she performs on the field at STA, Kelly has been instrumental in the community based initiatives ran by the club, namely our Hope For The Holidays and #STAstrong cancer campaigns. A member of English professional sides Arsenal and Reading along with the Jersey Blues here in N.J, Kelly is another with a wealth of experience to share with all of our players that we are fortunate to call one of our own. She lives with husband Tim in Flanders.

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Rebecca Tweed is one of the most recognizable figures on staff at STA. Having been involved with the program in various capacities over the last decade, Becki has gone on to establish herself as one of the up and coming female coaches in the game in the US. A former NCAA Division I Conference Winning Assistant Coach during her tenure at Monmouth University Women's Soccer, Becki who also holds the U.S Soccer National B and C Licenses and was previously an academy coach within the Girls Development Academy at Cedar Stars Monmouth, is the Head Coach across a number of our girls teams and has been instrumental in supporting a host of our players (most noticeably the 2002 Girls Team) through their collegiate commitment process. As a former professional player in England (Millwall, Bristol City) and here in the US with the Jersey Blues, Becki has a wealth of experience to share with our players and having her support in their development is something we are all incredibly grateful for.

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Goalkeeping Coach

Zack Roth is STA's Goalkeeping Director.  He joined STA in the Fall of 2018, and has had an immediate impact on the club’s goalkeepers. In the 19/20 season alone, 2 STA Development Academy goalkeepers, Kyla Holmes (2005) and Mackenzie Gress (2004) were called up to USYNT camps, the latter going on to represent the US at the UEFA Friendly Tournament in England this past February. 

 

Prior to Zack’s time at STA, he was the Goalkeeping Director at Cedar Stars in Monmouth Academy, working with their boy’s Development Academy goalkeepers.   

 

Zack is a USSF-licensed coach, who also holds the prestigious Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma from the USC (formerly NSCAA), as well as his National Diploma (team coaching). 

 

He lives in Mendham with his wife Kerrine, and 2 daughters, Parker and Cameron.  

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