Our Company and Growing Community

SoccerGenius is owned and operated by Calgary-based Enlightened Soccer Inc. (ESI), a federally incorporated Canadian company since 2007.  We serve thousands of people each year through our various programs, including the SoccerGenius Academy, Skills Leagues, SoccerGenius Cup,Adventurers, and SOGA (Soccer Yoga).

Charles Richard Cotton

Founder

Charles is the founder of the SoccerGenius System and creator of SOGA, HomeSkills Magic, the SoccerGenius Cup, and the Soccer Success Journal Series.

 

He is also the Director of the SoccerGenius Academy and President of the International SoccerGenius Association.

Charles is the founder of the SoccerGenius System and creator of SOGA, HomeSkills Magic, the SoccerGenius Cup, and the Soccer Success Journal Series.  He is also the Director of the SoccerGenius Academy and President of the International SoccerGenius Association.

Described by his peers as a "Master Teacher", Charles has 35+ years of experience educating, coaching, and training youth players and coaches. On top of winning Provincial and National championships along with being the #1 ranked junior long jumper in Canada, Charles has earned his FA International Coaching License in Lilleshall, England, has his Canadian National B License, is a specialist in long-term player development (NCCP), and was a medically trained and certified professional and certified project manager.

Charles delights in serving players and watching them learn and master new skills and gameplay.  His own commitment to practice and continuous improvement not only keeps Charles young, it helps serve as an example of the SoccerGenius Way that every member comes to experience in their own unique way.

Charles invites all people to discover the skillful way of SoccerGenius…to Play Well, Have Fun, and Be Amazing!

Our Values

SoccerGenius is dedicated to upholding these values:

Honesty

Personal responsibility 

Creativity

Genuine fun

Non-violence

Respect

Clear communication

Personal challenge

Balanced life priorities

Family time 

Celebrating successes

A healthy lifestyle 

Discipline

Commitment

Timeliness

Inspiring instruction

Compassionate leadership 

Positive relationship building 

Service orientation

Skill development