About NJD Soccer
Ellington (CT) resident, Nick Desrocher, founded NJD Soccer in 2020 because of his desire to spread his love for the game to others. Nick had many great coaches who made an impact on him throughout his lifetime and wants to be able to leave the same impact on those throughout the community. "I didn't think there would ever be a greater feeling than stepping out onto the field and playing soccer with some of my best friends - but that changed once I began coaching. Now I can easily say there is no greater feeling than coaching and being able to make an impact on so many kids who love the sport. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone you've coached and someone who's worked hard, score their first goal, make the top team, or just out there smiling and have fun." Nick is currently a 21-year-old senior at the University of Hartford in an accelerated program enabling him to obtain a bachelor's and master's degree in 4 years. He has played soccer for 16 years and has been coaching players between the ages 3-16 over the last four years. Nick played for the Ellington High School Varsity team during his time at Ellington, while also playing for Celtic FC, Northeast Fury, and CFC along the way.
NJD Soccer prioritizes offering fun and educational environments to all young athletes. NJD understands the significance of young players having fun when it comes to maximizing growth. Some coaches struggle with retaining the attention of young athletes due to information overload. Through the creation of exciting drills and mini-games, players have a greater chance of working hard and improving, as they are more attentive and eager to learn.
In the last two years, NJD Soccer has conducted camps and elite training sessions, 100+ private training sessions, and coached 150+ young athletes between the ages 3 and 15.