What is SoccerHomework.com
SoccerHomework.com is a learning tool to take your game to the next level. We are the cure for average.
Kyle O’Keefe is the founder and Director for SoccerHomework.com. For years Coach Kyle has strived to excel in teaching and coaching and is passionate about improving young people’s lives.
For Coach Kyle, soccer offers a wonderful opportunity to teach kids to grow exponentially. Sports offers some of the most valuable life lessons we can learn anywhere.
Coach Kyle’s dedication to this mission is 2 fold:
1. Provide access for players to learn the knowledge and skills that are required to be successful.
2. Give coaching tips and techniques that players might not otherwise have access to.
For years Coach Kyle had parents and players approach him after practices and ask him what they could do extra outside of practice. The common easy answer was to say, “just go outside with your ball.” Coach Kyle soon realized the shortcomings of this response. Not many people knew what to do once outside with their ball. Out of this grew the idea that you can have Coach Kyle at the tip of your fingertips. You can have him in your backyard and at the park – coaching you and giving you advice on moves and skills that you need.
“The level of your success will seldom exceed the level of your personal development, knowledge and skills, work rate, and effort.”
— borrowed and adapted by Coach Kyle, original credit Jim Rohn
One of Coach Kyle’s greatest memories and regrets was the lack of seeking out better skills and knowledge at a young age. He now uses that memory to teach. Establishing great habits of LEARNING and WORKING HARD as a kid will give you the rewards you seek.
At Olympic Development Program (ODP) Regional Camp when Coach Kyle was 16 years old he sat alone in front of a board of coaches for his player evaluation. He sat there in a chair, nervously knowing that the US National Coach could grant him the easy way to success by saying these simple words, “We will see you at National Team training camp.”
However the story went differently. Instead, the US National Team Coach looked at Kyle and simply said, “you need to improve your skills.” This has never left Coach Kyle.
This need of greater skill is universal to ALL players. It is Coach Kyle’s mission to help teach great soccer skills so that those who come after him as players can far exceed anything he ever accomplished.
Go practice, and put Coach Kyle at your fingertips – 10,000 hours to expert!
As Coach Kyle loves to say – “Dream Big and get your shoes dirty!”
Coach Kyle’s PHILOSOPY – ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
Attitude is Everything! So what does this mean and what does it have to do with this soccer program? Simply put – training to become a champion is MORE than just a ball and running. To become a champion you must learn to master a champion’s mindset. You must learn to control your attitude. You must study and go beyond average – you must train your brain!
Everyday, before you even show up to train, you will have a choice to make. Your attitude often determines your CHOICES and the ACTIONS that follow. If your attitude is poor then there is a very good chance your training will be poor, that’s if you even make it out to the field. Controlling your attitude will put you in control of your actions.
Coach Kyle’s philosophy is simple – learn to put on an attitude that allows you to MAKE CHOICES that lead to MASSIVE ACTIONS, which in turn lead you to becoming GREAT – to becoming the BEST YOU CAN BE – to becoming a CHAMPION!
This is an open challenge to all players to find the greatness inside them. You must learn to go beyond what you currently see and begin to believe in great new possibilities!
All your dreams are possible. Put on the attitude of a Champion everyday and chase your biggest dreams. You can win in soccer and in every aspects of your life. Everything is possible!
SoccerHomework Director Coach Kyle O’Keefe
“The greatest lesson in sports is not that the talented become champions, but that the courageous can learn a process to achieve success.”
— Coach Kyle
Wonderful wife and 3 wonderful kids, 2 girls and 1 boy.
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX 1997-2001
Bachelor of General Studies May 2000
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA 1995-1997
USSF National B
USSF National C
North Texas State D
Texas Christian University (TCU) NCAA Men’s D1 1997-1999
Loyola Marymount University NCAA Men’s D1 1995-1997
Youth Soccer – Austin Capitals Soccer Club, Austin TX
Director: SoccerHomework 2015-Present
Director: RapinoeSC (Megan Rapinoe, US Women’s National Team) 2016-Present
Director: Damian Lillard Basketball (NBA Portland Trailblazers) 2016-Present
Texans Soccer Club Dallas, TX 2014-2017
Sting Soccer Club Dallas, TX 2010-2014
Technical Director for Sting West
Fort Worth FC (Soccer) Fort Worth, TX 1999-2009
Technical Director and Academy Director
Aledo Independent School District Aledo, TX 2000-2004
Teacher and Coach: Math – Secondary
Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
Texas Lightning Soccer Club Arlington, TX 2000-2002
All-Saints Episcopal School Fort Worth, TX 1999-2000
Soccer Coach – Boys Varsity Head Coach
Nolan Catholic High School Fort Worth, TX 1998-1999
Soccer Coach – Girls Varsity Assistant
Has coached over 100+ players graduated to play soccer in College!
Has coached over 100+ players graduated with soccer scholarships to play in college.
98% of ALL teams coach won promotion to a higher division — 18 years of coaching 3-5 teams each year on average.
50+ league, indoor, and tournament championships and final appearances
Certified Teacher (Texas) 2001-2004
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2004
TASCO REGIONAL Coach of the Year (Texas Assoc. of Soccer Coaches) 2003and 2004
District Coach of the Year – Soccer (Aledo High School) 2002 and 2003
Multiple Director of Coaching positions with major clubs.