ABOUT US

NOW Soccer Academy provides unprecedented and individually tailored soccer skills training with the focus of developing elite players and helping them achieve their goals – on and off the field. After playing at the collegiate, national and international levels, and coaching at the top club level for over a decade, the NOW instructional methodology was developed and perfected by Norbert Webley. The program is structured like the martial arts system where players work their way through progressions of training curriculum and levels from Cadet through Elite, with each level increasing in complexity and speed of play. We offer small group and private training as well as summer camps, position-specific clinics, and gameplay kick-arounds. Our staff is also available to host or conduct onsite camps for your entire team. We believe that the only place SUCCESS comes before WORK is in the dictionary. Our program challenges players on an individual level and prepares them to execute when they return to their team environment.

MEET OUR COACHING STAFF

Norbert Webley
Owner/ Director of Coaching

Norbert has had a passion for soccer since he was a child. He represented the Jamaica National Team from the age of 15-21 and began his career in the United States on a soccer scholarship to UNC. He has been coaching, providing skills training, and developing competitive athletes for over 20 years.

Kelley Jackson-Belli
Administrative Coordinator

Daniel Buchanan
Staff Coach

Coach Daniel is a Huntsville native who played youth soccer for Kicks Soccer Club and Huntsville Futbol Club before finishing his prep career with Vestavia Soccer Club in Birmingham. He has played Region League, Region Premier League and National League in addition to being a three year starter for the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Daniel has coached for HFC as well as being a JV Boys coach for his alma mater, Huntsville High.

Zach Day
Staff Coach

Zach trained as a student at NOW and has since transitioned into coaching for around 3 years. Prior to that he played club soccer, then made the varsity team at James Clemens High School, and finally landed a spot at the collegiate level where he currently plays. Zach’s passion for coaching the next generation is just one of the many reasons we are excited to have him on our coaching staff!

Dr. Stephen Grooms
Staff Coach

Stephen has extensive experience in soccer both as a player and coach. He has coached and provided technical training at both the club and collegiate level as well as Alabama ODP. He holds a National C Coaching License from USSF along with a National Youth License.

Randy Lilavois
Staff Coach

Coach Randy is originally from Pasadena, California, but moved to Huntsville in 2012 with his wife and children to be closer to family. Since that time, he has coached club soccer for HFC, girls varsity at Grissom High School, and has run both the boys and girls soccer programs at Hazel Green High School for the last four years. Randy has over 15 years of coaching at the high school, club and collegiate levels and holds a USSF National C license as well as a NSCAA National Diploma.

Nathan Strouth
Staff Coach

Kiri Wani
Staff Coach

Kiri began his soccer career at the age of 7 when he started playing in Leeds, England. He continued playing there for 8 years before moving to Decatur, AL. Kiri played for Austin High School as a winger and striker. After he graduated he found his way back to Austin High as the assistant coach for two years. He also teamed up with UAH’s Kid Summer soccer camp program. Coach Kiri still enjoys getting his time on the field with his HASL team and as one of the NOW coaches! You’ll find him coaching our academy sessions during the week, and hanging out with the Cadet group on Saturday mornings!

Tucker Watts
Staff Coach

Tucker is a native of St. Louis, Missouri where he played club soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher and the Missouri ODP program. He relocated to Huntsville in 2015 to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he was a three year starter for the Chargers and captain his Senior year. Tucker also has coached for North Alabama Soccer Coalition, working with the boys youth academy pools. His favorite part about coaching is building personal relationships with his players, seeing them develop as players and people, and having the opportunity to mentor them not only in soccer but also in life.

Garren Hayes
Staff Coach

Coach Garren grew up in Huntsville and helped his team to five state finals while playing youth soccer for United Soccer Club. He was one of NOW Soccer Academy’s first students when the program began in 2013 and was one of the original Elite level players who went on to play at the collegiate level. He was captain of the Grissom High School team as well as being named an Alabama All-Star and All-State player. Garren played at the collegiate level first in Savannah, then he returned to the University of Alabama Huntsvillle. He has been involved with the Grissom soccer program for the last two years and is excited to return to NOW as part of our coaching staff.

The time is now, the place is NOW.