Academy Staff

Ancient City Soccer Club strives to offer the highest level of training and in-game experiences for our Academy teams through our Club Curriculum and the excellent coaches and instructors.  Academy coaches are chosen based on their playing experience, coaching experience, coaching licenses, and their personality. 

Casey O'Linn - U8 Boys Academy Director

Playing Experience

Casey began playing soccer at the age of six.  He played high school and club soccer in Columbus, Ohio.  After college, Casey continued to play and manage a team in the Columbus Premier League, a top amateur league in the area.

Coaching Experience

Casey is a USSF National "D" licensed coach and has coached soccer for over 17 years.  He was Assistant coach to the 2002 Boys Division II State Champion team in Ohio, where he went on to be the head coach for two additional years.  Additionally, he has coached his own kids in each of the leagues they have played in.  For the past two years, Casey assisted with the Ancient City Boy's Soccer Academy.

Education

Casey received his MA in Sport and Exercise Management from Ohio State University in 2003.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and a Certified Speed and Agility coach through Athletes Acceleration.  Casey, his wife, Brittan, and their five children moved from Ohio to St. Augustine in 2014 and are excited to see what God has in store for them.

Loral Burke - Girls Academy Director

Playing Experience
 
Loral played college soccer for Flagler.  She played club soccer at St. Augustine United and FC United.  She played high school soccer at Pedro Menendez.
 
Coaching Experience
 
Loral coached at PDA Florida from 2014-2017.  She has served as the Girls Academy Director since 2015. She has served as the assistant coach for the women's soccer program at St Joseph's Academy since 2014.  
 
Education
 
Loral attended Flagler College and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Sport Management with a concentration in High Performance Coaching at the University of Florida.

Becoming a Coach

If you are interested in coaching with Ancient City Soccer or the Developmental Academy, please contact Director of Coaching Josh Braun.

ACSC Coach's Application

Florida Youth Soccer Association and St Johns County require Ancient City Soccer Club to have each volunteer complete both risk disclosure forms prior to direct contact with any youth player.  If you are interested in coaching, please fill out both forms completely and mail to:

Ancient City Soccer Club
PO Box 885
St Augustine, Florida
32085

FYSA Form

St Johns County Form 

ACSC Model for Development

Click on the link to see Ancient City Soccer Club’s curriculum for player development.  If you have any questions regarding the curriculum contact Director of Coaching Josh Braun.

Model for Player Development