Coaching Staff

Many of our coaches have years of experience both playing soccer as well as working with kids. All our coaches are highly qualified and hand-selected for their knowledge, personality and experience.

Craig Hyde

Head Coach & Director

Craig holds the German Soccer Federation (DFB) "B" & "C" coaching licenses and the USSF "B" coaching license and the NSCAA National Youth Diploma.

He is a former professional soccer player in San Diego (S. D. Nomads in the APSL) and in Germany (Hamburger Sport Verein II and Altona 93 in the 3rd Division).

Craig has coached at all levels and ages from Microsoccer (3-6 year olds) to professional soccer, as assistant coach for the Hamburger Sport Verein's Women's Bundesliga (1st division) soccer team.

In addition to the German Soccer Academy, he has coached for the Crusaders Soccer Club, Albion SC, and Rebels SC competetive youth soccer programs.

Craig is also a California credentialed teacher with over 15 years of classroom experience.

Janell Moore


Coach Janell is also a California credentialed teacher and a competitive soccer player, whose love for the game and outgoing personality have made her very popular with the children.

Her creative input has helped to make the German Soccer Academy experience even more enjoyable.