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Champions Soccer Training is a Baltimore-based soccer training company established by Coach Ali Andrzejewski 18 years ago. Coach Ali was a 2-time All-American, US National team, and professional soccer player. What enabled Coach Ali to play at these levels was a love for the game and the right training environment. This is what inspired Champions Soccer Training. After years of coaching Baltimore-area players, Coach Ali completed her Doctorate in Sport Psychology to create better education for Champions Soccer coaches and a better environment for Champions Soccer players. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​Champions Soccer is very proud to be comprised of coaches that have all participated in Champions Soccer programs during their careers and trained in coaching and sport psychology under Coach Ali!
At Champions Soccer Training, we want to provide the Baltimore area with the quality training and mentoring necessary to develop our youth soccer players technically and tactically, as well as builing their confidence and the mental side of the game. 

All players and teams are welcome.
We are proud to provide training services to Lutherville Timonium Soccer Club and Westerminster Soccer Association. ​



Coach Ali grew up playing soccer in LTRC with her father coaching her until she was 11 years old. At 11, Ali moved to the Baltimore Football Club for 1 year and then moved to Bethesda Soccer Club from age 12 through the remainder of her youth career. At Bethesda, Ali played for the Dragons and the Fury, both who were consistently ranked as the #1 team in country, never falling out of the top 5. With the Dragons, Ali won 6 state championships and multiple regional championships. ​
During this time, Ali also played on the Maryland State ODP team, which laid her path to the National team. The Maryland state team won regionals multiple times and also lost in the National Championship game against California.
After making the state team, Ali made the East coach Regional team (Region 1) and represented Region 1 internationally in England, France, and Germany. From here, Ali made the USWNT and competed for the US from 1999 to 2004 in Brazil, China, Denmark, Belgium, England, France, Holland, Italy, and Switzerland. 

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    Scholastically, Ali competed for McDonogh High School where she was 2-time Maryland State player of the year and 2-time All-American. McDonogh played in the state Championship all four years.

    In college, Ali went to University of Maryland where she was the leading scorer and on the Al-ACC team. Ali transfered to Loyola University in Maryland where she broke all of the scoring and points records in 2 years (previously held by 4-year players). Ali was the MACC All-Conference Offensive player of the year both years and was honored with the Ernest Lagna award, the highest honor a female athlete can be awarded at Loyola University.

    After college, Ali played for the Washington Freedom where she was the leading scorer in the country in her rookie season. During her time with the Freedom, Ali helped the team to a National Championship. After playing with the Freedom, Ali played with the Colorado Force for a season until retiring to semi-pro for 2 seasons with ACF Torino and 3 seasons with the Chesapeake Charge.

    During her professional career, Ali pursued a Masters in Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Ali then completed her Doctorate in Psychology through California Southern University's remote program. Ali provides information on sport psychology as well as sport-psychology services for teams and organizations as The Soccer Doctor. For more information: www.soccer-doctor.com.

    In 2006, Ali started Champions Soccer Training, with the goal of providing a positive and top-level soccer experience for Baltimore-area players. Ali is also the Director of Training for Lutherville Timonium Soccer Club as well as Westminster Soccer Association.

    In 2009, Ali started More Than Futbol, an outreach program in Nicarauga to use soccer as a tool to connect our Baltimore community with the impoverished community in Nicaragua. In 2011, this expanded to Belize and, to date, More Than Futbol has taken over 100 volunteers to Nicaragua and/or Belize and the program has transformed from a week-long soccer program to an in-school mentoring and after-school soccer program. In addition to being the Director of More Than Futbol, Ali also sits on the board for Soccer Without Borders Baltimore chapter.
    In 2016, Ali was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame and in 2019, Ali was inducted into the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame.
    Coach Ali currently lives in Timonium, MD with her husband, Zach Mitchell and daughter, Montana. Zach works as the go-to physical therapist for our local soccer players and their families. Ali hopes that Montana (age 8 months) will grow up to love soccer as much as the rest of the family. ​​​​​​​



● Doctor of Physical Therapy● Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SCS)● Exos Performance Physical Therapy mentorship




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