Our Mission


To prepare  children for recreational and competitive soccer and to instill a life long love for the beautiful game of soccer.


Values Content

  • Commitment
  • Dedication
  • Sportsmanship
  • Family


Philosophy content

To positively impact the lives of children, families, and communities teaching soccer.

We are committed to:

  1. Creating an inspiring and child-centered Junior Soccer Academy to allow children and families to become knowledgeable in the game of soccer and develop game understanding, intelligence, creativity, and skills in order to enjoy playing soccer at a recreational or competitive level.
  2. Developing each young player to his/her full creative potential in a supportive, age-appropriate, inclusive environment.
  3. Developing game intelligence, confidence and independence.
  4. Support physical and kinesthetic awareness and development to foster creative thinking and decision making.



Kicks Soccer Academy is a member of UNITED SOCCER COACHES

CURRICULUM - We have adopted the Complete Coaching Curriculum for children Age 3-18 for the Academy Program. 

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY - We have designed the PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY in order to guide children and families through a process that starts at the Age of 3 with the Beginners class and ends at 8 with the KICK SOCCER ACADEMY FUTSAL TEAM. 

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CARD We have created the card to allow parents and School directors to follow step by step the work that we do with the children. 

Coaching Staff



  • US YOUTH SOCCER "F" and "E" license 
  • On going internal training 
  • CPR certified
  • Background checked 

Gionatan Surrenti  Coach Gionatan is the kicks Soccer Academy Owner and Director. He is mostly known by the young Louisvillian soccer population (Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary) as “Coach Trashcan” for his fun and humor-dense approach to teaching and playing soccer.  Coach Gionatan  - born and bred in Italy - has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching, soccer and movement being the most meaningful experiences along with his life/career path. His purpose with KSA is to inspire, train and prepare children and families for recreational and competitive soccer and instill a life-lasting love for the Game. Kicks Soccer Academy is a member of the United Soccer Coaches; Coach Gionatan holds a Master Degree in Literature and Philosophy and a US Youth Soccer F and E coaching license. He loves to play soccer at Seneca Park with family and friends and he plans to do so until the age of 100 and pass the Love down to his grandchildren.

Chad Jonshon Coach Chad brings a tremendous experience to the Kicks Soccer Academy. His achievements are the testimony of his love for the Game and for coaching. Coaching experience: 2014-2017- Falls City Soccer Club U-8 Developmental; 2015-2016- Falls City Soccer Club U-9 Boys; 2000-2003- Southern Indiana United U-9, U-10, U-11 Boys; Playing Experience: 1996-2000- University of Louisville Soccer Team/ Captain 1999 & 2000; 1991-1992- US National Pool Team National Team Training Camps in Colorado, traveled and Played State Side as well as Internationally; 1989-1993- US Region II North Team. Competed in Snicker’s Tournaments against other Region Team; traveled and Played in Italy, Germany and Austria; 1988-1995- KY State ODP Team; 1985-1996- Louisville Soccer Club; 1992-1995- Walden High School Team 1992-1995 All State 1.      

Jonathan MaCdonald  Jonathan, a native of Scotland, moved to Louisville with his Louisville born wife and son. Having played soccer the best of his life he was ecxited to deliver the Elementary school kicks Soccer Academy curriculum to the  Louisville's kids. He is particularly excited to lead children in the joy of being part of a team and benefits of training the body.  He seeks to achieve this by being inclusive of all abilities and temperaments.