Founder & Executive Director
Chad Bridges is a co-founder of Next Level Soccer Academy. Starting with two boys programs it 2007, he helped to develop NLSA into one of the most recognized programs for boys and girls youth soccer in the region.
Bridges teams have competed on the highest levels and have earned national recognition. He has led a multitude of teams to State and Regional Championships, Disney Cup, EDP Cup, and two of his teams earned a place in GotSoccer's top 25 national rankings (Thunder and Sparx).
Bridges has coached numerous boys and girls soccer players that have gone off to compete on the collegiate level, including several All-Conference, All-Region, Conference Players of the Year, Rookies of the Year, Academic All-Americans, and United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) USA Today, and TopDrawerSoccer All-Americans. In 2016, Bridges was named Trentonian Sports Person of the Year and was named as TopDrawerSoccer's National All-American Coach of the Year. Bridges holds his National D coach's license as well as an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and continues to be involved with NLSA as a consultant and member of the Board of Directors.