Daniel Cross

CEO and Director of Coaching

Playing Experience:

Longfield Tigers FC - 1988-1997 (Travel Soccer)

Beauwaters FC - 1997-2000 (Semi Professional)

Named Fans Player of the year for 2000

Dartford FC - 2000-2002 (Semi Profesional)

Saint Xavier University - 2008-2011

Coaching Experience:

Arsenal  FC Academy Youth Coach - 2000-2004

Britannia Soccer Camps - Summer 2003

Britannia Soccer Camps - April-November 2004

Coach at OPRF Strikers (now Chicago Edge) - April- November 2004

Head coach of North Kent region for Arsenal FC - 2004-2005

Youth Soccer Coach at Soccer Success - 2005-2007

Coach at OPRF Strikers (now Chicago Edge) - 2005- 2013

Assistant Coach at Saint Xavier University (Men’s) -  2011 Season

Assistant Coach at Illinois Institute of Technology (Men’s) - 2012 Season

CEO of Grass Roots Soccer Academy LLC - 2012- Present

Assistant Coach at Saint Xavier University (Men's)- 2013- present

Staff Coach at Lyons Township Soccer Club- 2013- Present

14 years coaching experience


Coaching Qualifications:

USSF ‘A’ License

USSF ‘B’ License

NSCAA Premier Diploma

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA Regional Diploma

English FA Coaching Certificate


BA in Communications from Saint Xavier University

Favorite Soccer Team:

Chelsea FC


Contact Us

Grass Roots Soccer Academy LLC
555 W. Arlington Place, #202,
IL, 60614
phone: 773.366.0708
email: danielcross@grassrootssocceracademy.net

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About Us

Grass Roots Soccer Academy prides itself on its focus and commitment to improving the soccer player’s technical ability with an emphasis on individual skill development and small sided play.

GRSA strives to create an intense and competitive working environment for players of all levels and abilities from the ages of 6-18 through positive and repetitive coaching methods. Our goal is to develop creative, confident, and smart soccer players in a fun and safe environment.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Grass Roots Soccer Academy are lead by CEO and Director of coaching Daniel Cross.

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