Albert Martin- Director of College Placement
Email: [email protected]
Albert has been coaching youth soccer for over 24 years for clubs in Arizona and Illinois. Over the past 9 years Albert has focused on helping players and families navigate through the college recruiting process. Building relationships with college coaches over the years has been a great experience. Through those relationships, I am ale to connect players and give them guidance with recruiting. “I believe that a transparent approach is the only way to help players find their way to the best opportunity to play soccer and continue their academics in college. I also believe that as coaches, we are to build players into great people not just great soccer players.” Through this transparent approach Albert has helped hundreds of players continue their soccer careers at all the different levels of college.
DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE PLACEMENT, TEAM CHICAGO SOCCER CLUB
Assist players and parents navigate through the college recruiting process through programming and building relationships.
AUG 2009 – MAR 2020
DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE PLACEMENT, SOCKERS FC CHICAGO
Worked in various programs within the club from Director of Goalkeeping, coaching staff and most recently an administration position of Director of College Placement.
Aug 1992-Aug 2009
Coached at various clubs in Illinois and Arizona, including a stint at junior college.
MAR 1999 – CURRENT
FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC, VILLAGE OF PALATINE
Member of Palatine Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic on a full-time basis. Work a 24/48-hour shift leaving ample time to hold secondary employment.
BACHELOR OF ARTS, WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 2010
USSF C LICENSE- 1995
USSF D LICENSE- 1994
USSF E LICENSE- 1994
NCSAA GK DIPLOMA- 2010
• Lewis University 1991-1993 (Team MVP 1991)
• 2X Arizona High School State Champions
• 2X 1st Team All-State GK 1990 & 1991
• USSF National Youth Cup Finalist 1998
• National Indoor Cup Finalist 1998
• Multiple year state/regional champion
NCAA Men’s Head Coach- “I’ve always enjoyed our correspondence and find you very helpful.”
Former parent- “You have built a name for yourself.”
NCAA Women’s Assistant Coach- “We need more Albert’s in the process of recruiting.”
Former parent- “We are forever grateful!”
Albert lives in Palatine with his wife Lisa and have raised four wonderful children. Albert also serves as a firefighter/paramedic for the Village of Palatine.