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Justin Grove brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to GSA. Grove is a former professional player for the Richmond Kickers in the United States. He has international playing experience with professional French club Red Star FC and semi-pro South African clubs Magic FC and Grassy Park Utd. Before going abroad, Grove was a full-scholarship player at the University of Richmond in the NCAA Division I. 


Justin Grove is certified by the French Football Federation, United States Soccer Federation, Scottish Football Association, and the Irish Football Association and holds a UEFA B license. He coached at the Red Star FC Academy in Paris, France which has developed numerous professional players throughout all levels of professional soccer. He has over 15 years of experience coaching in the United States, South Africa, and France. Grove has developed players who are currently playing in pro clubs, semi-pro clubs, and on scholarship in the United States NCAA 1st, 2nd, and 3rd divisions.


Grove has a Master's degree in Business from the University of Paris 10 and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Richmond. He brings his academic background to the GSA program to guide players in their development off the pitch and in their college recruitment process. 





The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Eduardo Gama to its coaching staff.

Gama brings international playing and coaching experience having played and coached in Brazil, Australia and the US.

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Coach Gama started to play futsal at age 3 for Sport Club Mackenzie. Gama went on to play for Brazilian Youth Academies Flamengo and Vasco da Gama before and joining Concord University in NCAA DII. Gama played semi-professionally with the Joplin Demize.

Coach Gama brings collegiate and youth coaching experience to Grove Soccer. He was the assistant coach at NJCAA  Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and has coached is all ages and levels in the youth game over the last 10 years. 

Gama has earned a Sports Management bachelor's degree from NCAA DII Concord University and an associate's degree in General Studies from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M college. Gama is licensed by the USSF and holds an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT/B).




Grove Soccer United welcomes Coach Alane to the pro staff. Coach Alane was born and raised in Salvador, Brazil, where she grew up playing soccer. Prior to moving to the United States, she coached in the youth academy at professional 1st division Brazilian clubs Esporte Clube Bahia and Esporte Clube Vitoria. Alane was recruited as a full scholarship player at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where she was a stand-out center-back in the squad. Coach Alane is licensed with the US Federation and is pursuing licensing with the Scottish FA.

Coach Alane then transferred to the University of Tampa, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise and Science. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida. Coach Alane is also a veteran and served in the U.S. Army.




The Grove Soccer Academy is pleased to welcome Neil Parr to its coaching staff.

Neil brings a wealth of international experience to the academy having played and coached in his native England and the USA. Born and raised in Liverpool, UK, Neil began playing soccer at an early age after being scouted and coached on Merseyside by former Everton and England star Alan Whittle, playing in the Wirral Schools FA (WSFA). 

Neil went on to play for Academy teams in Liverpool and played at Goodison Park, the home of his beloved Everton FC as a youth. After relocating to the northeast of England, he played semi-professionally in the Northern League.

Neil brings intensity, experience, and advanced technical and tactical knowledge adapted from English playing styles. He has been involved in the beautiful game for over 40 years and is in the process of completing his Scottish FA and Irish Football Association certifications.


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Grove Soccer is proud to be in partnership with one of the top GK Academies in the country, ACGK. Originally from Dover, England, Adrian Clewlow is the owner and GK Director of ACGK, LLC, and holds a FA Youth Coaching Certification, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma and is a USSF licensed coach.

Clewlow played in the youth and academy teams for both Gillingham F.C. and Chelsea F.C. in England, and also represented England at the U-18 schoolboy level, making his debut against Switzerland in Zurich.

He later attended the University of Richmond, where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Richmond Spiders. Nominated as the CAA Rookie of the Year, and a two-time All-South Regional All-American in his final two seasons, Clewlow led the team to the 1998 CAA Championship.


Clewlow’s professional playing career included stints with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, New Orleans Storm, and two seasons with the Richmond Kickers, before coaching college soccer at Randolph-Macon College, Franklin Pierce University, and the University of Richmond. He also served as the Goalkeeping Coach for the Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer Club in the USL League One and currently serves as the Director of Goalkeeping for the Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club.




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I am Dr. Andrew Stube, team physical therapist and owner of The Elite Mission.  I obtained my doctorate in physical therapy in 2013, completed a residency in orthopedic physical therapy in 2015, and became an orthopedic clinical specialist in 2016.  I have played soccer recreationally from the age of 4; and now I use my training as a physical therapist and orthopedic specialist to work with soccer players of all skill levels. Over the years, I have seen how traditional physical therapy has often fallen short of addressing the needs of elite soccer players.  I created The Elite Mission to change that!  


Education and Training


  • Physical Therapist License, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2013 to present

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 2016

  • The University of Southern California and The Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency, 2015

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2013

  • Virginia Tech University, Bachelor Degree, 2007

What do I offer?

  • “Prehab” 

    • Helping players get into optimal condition before undergoing surgery

  • Rehabilitation

    • Working with athletes to ensure optimal recovery post injury

  • Pre-Season/Post-Season Performance Assessment

    • Detailed examination looking at quality of movement, mobility, strength, power, and endurance to identify strengths and weaknesses 

  • Detailed Training

    • Specific training plans designed for the individual player based on his or her assessment

  • Return to Sport Testing

    • Evidenced based testing to confirm the safe return to training and game play


My goal is to help athletes play at their best for a lifetime.  I work closely with the Grove Avenue Soccer Academy staff to help our players reach this goal.


Please reach out to me with any questions.  I look forward to working with you!




Over the past 25 years, I have been blessed beyond measure to have worked with many elite athletes from a variety of different sports and organizations. My passion has always been to see an athlete reach their full potential not only as an athlete but as a person as well. Every athlete is unique and has a different story. My calling is to provide them with the tools they require and push them to achieve greatness in their sport and life. As a coach, I always instill in my athletes the idea that their level of success is equal to the amount of sacrifice they are willing to make. Great things happen on the other side of suffering!!

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, over 200 NCAA Division I, II, and III athletes

  • Gold's Gym Director of Strength & Conditioning 2020-Present

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, FC Richmond Soccer Program, 2018–2019

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Richmond Generals Hockey Team, 2018 

    • 2018 National Champions

  • Assistant Coach, Mills Godwin Girls Tennis, 2011–2019

    • 3 Virginia state championships

    • 6 regional championships

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Richmond Tennis Association (RTA) Elite Training Program, 2001–2015

  • USTA Area Coordinator-Strength and Conditioning, 1999–2001




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Dr. Jody Smith specializes in knee and shoulder orthopedic care. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He has been recognized as a top doctor several times.

Education and training 

  • Mississippi Sports Medicine, Fellowship, 2000

  • Medical College of Virginia, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 1999

  • The University of Virginia, Medical Degree, 1994

  • The University of Virginia, Bachelor’s Degree, 1990


  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery





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With her educational background, vast cultural knowledge, and language proficiency, Marcella Monteiro Barros is an invaluable addition to the Grove Soccer Academy academic staff. Daughter of Brazilian Diplomats, Marcella has lived and studied in over 7 different countries gathering a vast cultural understanding and experience with adapting to different cultures. Marcella has her bachelor's degree from Clartiano University in Brazil. She is fluent in 5 languages including French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Farsi. She has studied language, culture and civilization, and other domains at top French, Italian, and Brasilian Universities such as Claretiano University in Brasilia, University of Paris 4 La Sorbonne, and University of Paris 5 La Sorbonne Decartes in France, and the Italian Institute, Instituto Marangoni. Marcella is also certified by the CANON institute of photography and is the photographer and videographer for Grove Soccer. Marcella will head the Grove Soccer Academy USA administration.

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