CO-FOUNDER & CEO
ALYSSA RADU is a co-founder of 1MINDSET, Ms. Radu owns and operates 1MINDSET. She is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the company. Currently coaches at Penn Fusion Soccer Academy. She was chosen as a mentor in the NSCAA's 30 under 30 Program. Ms. Radu directored and developed the curriculum for the Philadelphia Union's Girls Summer Select Program during the summer of 2013 and 2014. She co-founded and handled day-to-day operations of the Jillian Loyden Foundation alongside Jillian Loyden and Yael Averubuch of the NWSL and U.S. Women's National team from fall 2013 to Summer of 2015. She has also worked with the Philadelphia Union's Union Juniors Program at YSC in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Prior to 1MINDSET, Ms. Radu gained significant experience in the business and sport industry. She spent eight-years as a Division I head women's soccer coach at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). During her tenure at NJIT, she was named the Senior Women’s Administrator for the department, helping the institution, in all aspects, transfer from Division II athletics to Division I. Ms. Radu also held positions as the Director of Coaching for Pipeline Soccer Club (Baltimore, MD) and head coach at the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) club, Freestate Alliance (Bowie, MD).
Prior to her college coaching career, she spent time as an Account Executive for Gameface Marketing LLC, working on event management projects such as NIKE Joga3, NIKE US Women’s National Team Summer Campaign, and the NIKE US Premier Club Community Outreach Program. She also served as the Public Relations Coordinator for Global Technology Operations LLC.
Ms. Radu’s playing career started at Beadling Soccer Club (Pittsburgh, PA) where she also participated in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and Region I Pool. She then went on to be a four-year starter at Division I Rutgers University and had the opportunity to win a National Championship with the Players Development Academy (PDA) (Zarephath, NJ) and participate with the New Brunswick Splash, a semi-professional team.
Her coaching philosophies and principles are crafted from her coaching licenses through USSF and NSCAA as well as her experience studying under the Assistant Director of Youth Academy for PSV-Eindhoven (Holland) as well as Manchester United and FC Barcelona Youth Academy coaches. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and currently resides in suburban Philadelphia.
Interested in joining the 1MINDSET coaching staff?
Ms. Radu mentors a number of area female coaches and utilizes their experience and talents in a number of 1MINDSET training camps and clinics on a regular basis. Our belief is to give back to the sport that has given us so much. If you are willing to give us one hour of your time, we will find a way to put you in an enviroment that will allow you to change a player's life.
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