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meet the staff

Simon Robinson

Co-Owner / Coach

Simon’s Goalkeeping Coaching experience spans 20+ years, coaching Keepers in both England and the USA. During this time, he has coached keepers ages 6+, at Club, College and Olympic Development level. Simon holds a Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Mackenzie Pinto

Co-Owner / Coach

A native of Harleysville Pennsylvania, Mackenzie comes to BTP with experience coaching males and females of all ages for 5+ years. Pinto graduated from Point Park University (PPU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management and a Master’s Degree in International Business.

Michelle Zubyk

Co-owner / Administrator

Michelle has been with BTP (formerly J4K of East PA) since 2014, overseeing all of the administrative functions as our Administrative Manager. She handles all financial matters such as client billing, accounts payable, and banking. If you have a “money” question, she’s your gal!

Alex Ruh

Coach

Before joining BTP, Alex was an independent goalkeeper coach in Lehigh Valley. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science. + Player Experience.

Pan (Panagiotis) Karalis

Coach

Temple University alumni, from Toms River, NJ. Has over 10 years experience of playing and coaching in this specific position. Pan has coached and trained at over a dozen Philadelphia area soccer clubs and at the professional academy level.

Brian Elrich

Coach

Lafayette College Alumni with a degree in Economics. After playing 4 years at Lafayette College, Elrich played for Electric City Shock, NPSL and finished his career with West Chester Soccer Club, NPSL. Brian, a past Academy member is now going into his second year as a coach with J4K.

Brittany Smith

Intern

Zach Kovatch

Intern

Mason Kresge

Intern

Emma Lindsay

Intern

Faith Cameron

Intern

Liam Dempsey

Intern

looking to join our team?

Looking to coach, earn an internship, or add your skills at BTP in another way? We’re always looking for new coaching talent. Let us know how you can make an impact on our program!


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