About us

Our Mission

TKO Premier SC Camps is dedicated to providing our players with the highest level of training available for area soccer players. While our club supports and encourages our players' love of soccer, being part of TKO Premier SC Camps also provides life skills such as: Commitment, Character, Community, Sportsmanship, and Teamwork. Our athletes and club continue to find ways to give back to the communities that we are a part of.

For more information on TKO Premier Soccer Club, please see www.tkopremier.org

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Director - Neil Ridgway

Coaching Qualifications: NSCAA Advanced National, KNVB Youth Diploma

Coaching Experience: I have been a coach for 33 years. Portage Northern Assistant Coach, Kalamazoo Central Assistant Coach, TKO Premier SC - TKO Crew Juniors - Midwest United FC Kalamazoo.

Playing Experience: Bowling Green State University, 7 years professional indoor player.

Why I coach for TKO Premier: The right club with the right developmental path for all of the kids. We challenge all players to reach the next level.

Fun fact about me: Manchester United Football Club frequently affects the mood I am in!  I love coaching kids. The 'beautiful game' brings people together from many walks of life.

Parent Perspective: “I am of the opinion that Neil is probably the best youth coach in SW Michigan. He is encouraging, instructional and motivating, (in the Neil Ridgway way), to all the team's members. He sees a player's strength, weakness and ability. Neil capitalizes on those when placing our kids on the field during both practice and matches. Like all great coaches, he teaches life lessons to our kids that they can use both on and off the pitch. All the kids and we parents appreciate his unique coaching style and ability to bring the best out of these young men as soccer players. And, best of all you can tell that Neil has fun doing what he does.”

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