Matthew May

Matthew May

YDP DIrector

Matthew May has successfully coached within youth development and competitive age groups over the years. As a former soccer player, he looks forward to developing the youth by sharing the knowledge, skills, and abilities he has learned over the years. His coaching philosophy begins with having FUN. (Remember, it's a game and we only have so much time playing it.) He believes that as a teammate and player, you win by respecting the opponent, the referee, and the rules of play, and by respecting the four Ps — possession of the ball, position of the ball/player, pressing after losing the ball, and perseverance as a team.

Coach Matt looks forward to the opportunity to grow within AFA Fillies as the Youth Development Director.

Coaching Experience:

  • Development Age group: U6-U12 Girls and Boys
  • Competitive Age Groups U13-U18 Girls and Boys
  • Pro-Am Women's Soccer - Women's WPSL.
  • Olympic Developmental Program COOR. / Head Coach - U6-U12 Girls and Boys


  • College: NAIA National Champion Men's Soccer 2004
  • College: Sports Hall of Fame Team 2004
  • Oversea Soccer Experience: (São Paulo, Natal, and Rio de Janeiro)
  • High School: MPL NSCAA All-State Honors
  • High School: 4-year varsity soccer x Captain
  • High School: Track Varsity x Captain
  • Club Soccer (MPL-state MO championships and regional appearances)
  • Olympic Development Program Team alumnus