South Central Premier

Nicholas Kelly


Nick or as many know him as "Goose" started playing for South Central at age 10 and played through the program until age 19. Nick's team was very successful winning numerous state cup championships, showcase tournaments, and regional leagues/ competitions. At its peak, the team was ranked in the top 10 youth teams in the nation. This gave way to being accepted into the inaugural class for the United States Soccer Federation Development Academy, leading South Central onto the national youth soccer stage. Nick and all of his teammates were nationally recruited and played collegiately. Nick chose to play NCAA Div. 1 at Northeastern University. Through SCP, Nick grew tremendously as a player and person always looking to participate with younger players and teams, becoming an active young member of the SCP community. Following his player years, he began coaching with the USSF Development Academy teams and was able to fulfill his 6-month college internship with South Central, conducting a study on player and coaching evaluation.

Nick wholeheartedly believes in the mission statement of South Central as it has become a reality for him through the experience he was offered. It has now been his aspiration to share that reality with all players, coaches, and parents within the SCP community.

Coaching Experience


-USSF Development Academy U17/18 Boys

-USSF Development Academy U15/16 Boys

-US Soccer Pre-Development Academy U14 Boys

-US Soccer Pre-Development Academy U15 b

-Club Foot Skills Clinic

Sporting CT

-U9 Girls

-U13 Girls

Meriden Soccer Club

-U14 Boys

Victory Soccer School

-All ages summer soccer camps


Northeastern University

-B.S. Philosophy and Psychology of Sports

-Nick was the only Undergraduate student selected to present a paper titled "Nature of Competition"

at the International Association for Philosophy of Sport at its annual international conference in Porto, Portugal.

Licensure and Certification

USSF National "B" License

USSF National "C" License

USSF National "D" License

USSF National "Youth" License

USSF "E" License

Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma

Playing Experience

Northeastern University

USSF Development Academy team SCP

South Central Premier

Xavier High School


Meriden Soccer Club