02 Nov Ng Named to United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program
RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond women’s soccer assistant coach Alex Ng has been named to the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program, as recently announced by the organization. The class features 30 individuals selected from a pool of almost 300 applicants, and Ng is one of just 17 college coaches to make the list.
Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity designed to support up-and-coming members of the coaching profession who are 30 years of age or younger. The program gives participants exposure to mentorship, and the opportunity to take advantage of educational offerings, such as advanced diplomas and the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
“I am proud and honored to be selected for the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program. The opportunity to continue my coaching development and showcase my work and abilities is very exciting,” said Ng. “This is a fantastic opportunity to continue to hone in on the details of my craft through the coaching education courses and mentorship to hopefully one day lead my own program. I am eager to embark on this year-long coaching development program, and will do my best to represent Spider Soccer well!”
Ng just wrapped up his second season with Richmond in which he helped the Spiders to their first Atlantic 10 Tournament appearance in seven years. Richmond finished the season with the program’s most conference wins since 2011, and all five of those wins came by way of a shutout, which is also the most conference shutouts since 2011.
“I am so happy for Alex. Being selected to the 30 Under 30 Program is a tremendous honor, and I’m not surprised at all that he was selected. Alex is one of the brightest young coaches in the country and we are extremely fortunate that he is a Spider,” said head women’s soccer coach Marty Beall.
Prior to Richmond, Ng served as the volunteer assistant coach at Big 10 member Indiana for a year after serving as the program’s video analyst in 2019. During his time with the Hoosiers, Ng oversaw all aspects of sports performance including training periodization, training and match warm ups, weight lifting, individual athlete development plans, and vacation period programing. He also worked with US Soccer as a video analyst and was one of the youngest full-time video analysts in NCAA women’s soccer in 2019.
As a football student-athlete at Valparaiso, Ng spent four seasons as a student assistant with Valparaiso women’s soccer. He has coached with a variety of club teams such as Valpo Soccer Club, Cutters Soccer Club, and the Royal Palm Beach Strikers. He also spent a summer as an assistant coach and executing game day operations for Detroit Sun FC, who advanced to the National Championship Tournament of the United Women’s Soccer League.
Ng holds his United States Soccer Federation “C” License and a United Soccer Coaches National Diploma, as well as his National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.
He is also an Executive Council Member of NSCA Soccer Special Interest Group where he works to bridge the gap between traditional strength and conditioning coaches and soccer coaches by sharing information between industries.
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