Founder

Matt Danaher

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After a playing career that included playing in the USSF Dev Academy, NCAA D-I for 4 years, PDL (USL League 2) for 3 years, and abroad for Salthill Devon F.C. in Ireland and FCA Darmstadt in Germany, Matt had the idea to build a platform for coaches that could be used improve communication and understanding between players and coaches. 

As a youth coach, Matt spent long hours manually inputting data into a spreadsheet that recorded how players were feeling, how many minutes they had trained, and any injuries that they had sustained.

 

He knew there must be an easier way to track this information that would be readily available to coaches to help plan their training weeks, without costing them a fortune.

From that idea, SoccerPulse was born.

 

Only giving coaches the most essential information allows coaches to spend more time on the most important aspect of the game, coaching. 

 

​When used correctly, SoccerPulse changes the way coaches prepare for sessions by making it clear which days should be used to have a demanding session, and which days it is necessary to back off and have a recovery session.

At age 26, Matt currently has his USSF 'C' coaching license, and is currently in the process of receiving his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).

Technical Consultant

Dan Barlow

Dan brings a tremendous amount of experience to SoccerPulse, having worked in the professional soccer world for over 12 years.

 

He has worked with teams including the United States Men’s National Team, Real Salt Lake, New England Revolution, Charlotte Independence and currently the Birmingham Legion in the USL Championship.

 

Dan graduated from the University of Maryland with a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology.

 

Dan has received his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and will be actively involved in research and product development for SoccerPulse.

Technical Consultant

Skylar Richards

Starting in the MLS in 2007, Skylar's primary focus is not the classic sports science approach but injury prevention through scalable  detection and recovery strategies. These strategies focus on increased training availability, not load management. 

 

In 2015, he organized various club partnership to open the first US professional soccer recovery lab integrating daily recovery, prevention, integrated soft tissue mobilization, nutrition, and anti-inflammatory modalities. 

 

Skylar had previously worked as the Head ATC for FC Dallas in MLS, where he worked as an ATC, FMS, and massage therapist overseeing 4 athletic trainers, sports nutritionist, massage therapists, chiropractors, and sports scientists for all FCD teams, U12-18 Team and the pro team. 

 

Skylar will be actively involved in research and product development for SoccerPulse.