Richard Aplin

Soccer Director

Richard Aplin

Rich Aplin is a professional soccer coach with a variety of coaching experience. He started his coaching journey in England where he found a passion for developing young athletes in youth soccer programs and through soccer academies. Rich continued his growth as a coach in England before moving to the U.S. in 2013 to coach for an established soccer academy in the New York-New Jersey metro area. As his coaching career developed, he grew into a Director role, where he helped with curriculum planning and held greater responsibility and influence. After moving to Florida in 2020, Rich is excited to grow the presence of soccer in the local area.

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