Our incredible team is truly the heart of Twin Cities Soccer Academy. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps players invested in the learning process.
Founder and Director of Operations
Hey there! I am Jennifer Diouf the founder and Director of Operations at Twin Cities Soccer Academy.
A little bit about me: I was born and raised in Germany where soccer is popular and has always been a part of growing up.
Working as the Director of Operations for Twin Cities Soccer Academy gives me the best of both worlds.
I wanted a place that would keep my kids active, allow them to socialize and provide them with necessary life skills. I’ve got two boys, one of whom is OBSESSED with soccer and Twin Cities Soccer Academy is a great way for me to teach kids leadership skills, what it means to be part of a team, and to keep them active when there are screens everywhere you turn. We provide a fun, nurturing environment for your soccer enthusiast! At Twin Cities Soccer Academy, it doesn’t matter at which level you play at, but all about your love and passion for the game.
Lead Youth Coach
Reenie is from St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from Central High School and is currently attend Carleton College.
She is studying economics at Carleton and playing on the women's varsity soccer team. She's been playing soccer for 14 years now and played at a variety of different levels in St. Paul as well as surrounding suburbs.
Reenie has coached at Top Soccer, Central Soccer camps, and was a Captain on my high school soccer team.
Soccer is a really important part of her life and she is really excited to continue being involved in it this summer! She hops she can facilitate a love for soccer that she's been so lucky to find.
Outside of soccer Reenie enjoys running, doing jigsaw puzzles and getting coffee with family.
"I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and having a bunch of fun playing the beautiful game!"
Tyler is an undergraduate at Iowa State University expected to graduate in December of 2022. He is majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering and biology in addition to pursuing pre-medical studies and pursuing PA school after graduation.
Tyler has been playing soccer for many years. He has played for Minnesota Thunder Academy, Maplebrook Soccer Association, and Fusion Soccer Club during the spring/summer season while he also played for Maple Grove’s high school team, MGFC, for 5 years. During that time, he was able to grow and learn in what he could have done better, and how his coaches could’ve helped him to improve. Tyler would love to share this experience and what he has learned to other soccer players so that they can pursue their professional or recreational soccer goals. In addition to playing soccer, Tyler has refereed soccer for 4 years and actively watch the premier league.
Youth Coach - Summer Intern
Thomas is an upcoming junior at Wayzata High School. He has grown up around the game and has played soccer his entire life
He has played at a high level and has studied the game with college coaches for many years and is playing against some of the top teams in the country.
He is looking to play in college along with looking to get into teaching and coaching in and around the Minnesota area.
Youth Coach - Summer Intern
Avery is attending Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota and will be a junior this fall. She plays competitively on varsity for her school and plays on a high ranking club team. Avery is a certified referee for competitive youth soccer matches and has coached for Tonka United Soccer Association. These experiences have taught her to be patient and articulate under pressure. With a passion for the game, Avery loves to connect with players all around the area to unify through sport and create lasting friendships. One of her favorite things about soccer is the opportunity it opens to connect and bond with others. During camp, she is excited to help the players connect with each other and develop a love for the game.
Coach Daouda strives in running practice exercises, games, and cultivating a healthy team atmosphere. He maintains an unwavering focus on improving player skills and techniques while always ensuring a safe and supportive environment to encourage socialization and team cohesion.
Daouda is looking forward to elevating each player’s knowledge and skills in the sport of soccer and improving athletic performance.
Youth Coach - Summer Intern
Sophia will be attending Maple Grove Senior High as a Freshman in September. She has played soccer competitively with Fusion Soccer Club for over five years. Sophia also played on the Maple Grove Freshman team as an 8th grader last season.
Along with learning the game through competitive play, Sophia has also participated in many soccer camps. She enjoys putting in extra practice during her free time. She studies the game and strategies by watching various professional and premiere teams both in person and on TV. Her experience and knowledge of the game has put her into a leadership position on her team as team captain. Her coach loves her ability to talk on the field to help the team work together to execute their plays.
Sophia has experience working with younger kids. She has shared her other passion of snowboarding with an 8-year-old by teaching him how to snowboard this past winter. Now she is ready to share her experience and love for soccer with younger campers this summer.
Head of Program Development
Swen has been working as a youth team coach in Stuttgart Germany for over 12 years with enthusiasm and lots of positive energy. For over 5 years Swen has been a trained soccer skills coach, and a BRAINKINETIK® Soccer Instructor.
In the past few years, in addition to the team training of his current home club, 1. FC LL 04 Stuttgart, Swen has supervised numerous soccer camps, training camps and various youth teams in external courses as a soccer skills coach.
He also makes it his job to constantly develop himself personally and train in soccer.
Since this season, Swen has focused exclusively on technique training for teams, small groups and individual training for players.
Swen attaches great importance to focusing on long-term development rather than short-term success at an early age; To develop technically skilled, confident and creative players and believes in offensive soccer.