KRIS HALL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE PROGRAMS
Kris Hall is currently serving as a Cal North Olympic Development Program state team coach, as well as directing Maverick Goalkeeping Academy. Kris has coached men's and women's college soccer including stints with Cal Poly, Cal State East Bay, and University of Pacific in California. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State East Bay. Kris has worked with former U.S. men's national team head coach, Steve Sampson and U.S. women's national team head coaching legend, Anson Dorrance, as well as studying soccer across the globe. He has traveled to England, Spain, Germany, and Holland to work with and study along side world leaders in youth soccer development and education, including; Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool, Valencia, Real Madrid, Borussia Monchengladback, Borussia Dortmund, FC Sparta, FC Utrecht, Twente and Heracles.
Kris brings detailed expertise in the college process, having served as a primary recruiter in the NCAA on both the men's and women's side. Kris has also been a director of coaching with several elite youth soccer clubs in the U.S. and has helped players reach the professional and college ranks including; MLS, NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA programs. Kris will be working in our team of program directors to help develop the future of Rising Star guidance programs with an emphasis on college exposure and recruitment.
Of the process he explains, “There are a lot of myths out there about college recruiting and playing professional soccer. It’s my goal as a coach and director to educate my players on and off the fields to achieve their goals. Some players strive to play high school, some college and others professionally. I’ve worked diligently over the past decade to help players develop and reach their goals.”