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Upper90 Admin

Our focus is to further educate the growing soccer body in the USA. We want to get people excited about the sport and all its opportunities in and around the country. We want to help soccer evolve into the sport of choice among top athletes.125 Articles


Loyd McIntosh

Loyd McIntosh is a former news reporter and sports writer for several newspapers throughout the Southeast and has worked as a freelance writer for more than two dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites. In addition to his work wit Upper90 Magazine, Loyd currently writes for Tailgater Magazine, Birmingham Magazine, B-Metro, and Good Grit, and is also the Communications Director for the YMCA of Greater Birmingham. He is also a former soccer player and coach, having played for UAB (1990-1992) and the University of Montebello (1993), and has coaching experience coaching soccer camps at UAB, University of Southern Mississippi, and the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, and with the Alabama Olympic Development Program (ODP), and the Hoover youth soccer program. He currently lives in Pell City, Alabama, with his wife Elizabeth, and daughters Emily Grace (13), and Lily (11).8 Articles


Zac Crawford

Zac Crawford holds the USSF ‘A’ License and National Youth License, the NSCAA “Premier diploma” and “Advanced National Goalkeeping” diploma, and a TOPS Soccer Level 1 Certification. He also earned two master’s degrees (Cognitive Psychology in 2003 and Human Performance with an emphasis in Sport Management in 2009) from the University of Alabama.3 Articles


Rob King

Rob King is a 26-year veteran college head coach, who won national championships at both Kennesaw State Univ. (NCAA II women’s soccer, 2003) and Martin Methodist College (NSCAA men’s soccer, 1993). His company, College Soccer Guru, helps prospective student athletes become college soccer players. CollegeSoccerGuru.com | Info@CollegeSoccerGuru.com | 678-948-78092 Articles


Colin Barnes

Colin Barnes is a volunteer coach with the University of Alabama women’s soccer team. He also works for Alabama Soccer Association with the Olympic Development Program on state staff and Coaching Education Courses, plus was on Region III ODP staff for the boys. Barnes holds the USSF “A” License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF National GK License, and USSF National Youth License.1 Articles


Rocky Harmon

Rocky Harmon is the Executive Director of the Vestavia Hill Soccer Club1 Articles


Pat Dixon

To learn more about becoming a soccer referee in Alabama, go online to www.alasoccerref.com.1 Articles


Chris Walker

Chris Walker is the head coach of the University of North Alabama women’s soccer team. He is a graduate of Lee University and a former assistant coach with the Lee women’s team, helping them win two NAIA National Championships.1 Articles


Ricardo E. Colberg, M.D.

Ricardo E. Colberg, M.D., is a sports medicine and non-operative orthopaedic physician at Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. He serves as team physician for the Alabama Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the Birmingham Hammers semi-pro soccer team.1 Articles


Codi Crippen

Codi Crippen is the assistant men’s soccer coach at Huntingdon College. He was previously an assistant coach at Bethel University and has served as a youth coach. He played in the Premier Arena Soccer League with the Paducah Premier and had a professional trial with the Colne Football Club in 2013. Crippen holds the USSF “C” License and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma.1 Articles


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