Coach, Resilient, Innovator
Steve Locker sees the world through a child’s lens. As a soccer coach for over 3 decades, he’s also tired of seeing kids walk off the field and never return, mainly thanks to the behaviors of adults. His idea to re-invent how we think about youth sports may start on the soccer field but has applications on every field and court.
Steve Locker is the founder of Locker Soccer Academy (2004) and Second Nature Sports (2013). He has 16 years of collegiate head coaching experience, including 7 years at Harvard University. He has spent the past eleven years working intensely with young children, and has personally worked with over 15,000 children in that time.
Steve played collegiate soccer for Penn State and internationally for Hannover 96 in Germany. Steve holds the distinction of being the first American to earn a professional coaching diploma from Germany.
His recent book, “Playing For The Long Run” compliments his efforts in fulfilling his passion to educate parents & parent-coaches in youth sports.