About the Founder
My name is Nick Desrocher and I created NJD Soccer in April of 2020. I am twenty-years-old from Ellington, Connecticut and am currently attending the University of Hartford.
Growing up my dream was to play soccer at a D1 school but, unfortunately, my playing career was cut short due to an injury my sophomore year of high school.
I played for the Ellington High School Varsity soccer team both years of my high school career and can proudly say we were NCCC Conference Champions, and also got to the State Semi-finals twice, and State Championship once. Prior to this, I played for Celtic FC, Northeast Fury, and had some smaller accomplishments along the way, like serving as captain for the first undefeated season by the Ellington Middle School team.
I have been coaching now for the past 5 years and have worked with players from ages 4-16. I became the Director of Player Development at the Ellington Recreation Department in 2020. This has consisted of me creating detailed training curriculums, running travel team evaluations and camps, as well as organizing instructional programs. The Ellington Rec. Dpt. has provided me with the resources to continue to run NJD Soccer and I am grateful for all of their support.
My goal is to help as many players as possible reach their greatest potential. I have created a curriculum using all of the knowledge I have obtained from all of my amazing coaches through the years, which covers all of the crucial aspects of becoming an elite soccer player. Being a 20-year-old student in college, I also have the ability to relate to players and help them become leaders on and off the field!
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."